Not so Scary Scarecrow Crafts for Kids

by Karen & Grace Morris

These scarecrow crafts for kids won't scare the crows in Farmer Joe's field. But they will help your mom decorate for fall. There are cute figurines to place in potted plants or set on the table. By the way, your kids will not even need straw to make these cute guys. 

easy scarecrow crafts for kids

The Scarecrow watches
Over all
The Pumpkins on the vine
The Corn in the field
Keeping them safe
from the
Crows in the sky

Click the pictures to find directions for the individual scarecrow crafts for kids.

Hi My Name Is Boo

shape scarecrow

“Knock, knock!”

“Who's there?”


“Boo who?”

“Oh, don't cry! I just say boo to scare the crows.” 

You will need;

  • PDF of shapes (link open in a new window)
  • Construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Tape optional
glue the pieces together

Use brown paper and the circle to make the head. 

Use the square and smaller rectangles to make the shirt.

Use the longer rectangles to make the pants.

Use the triangle to make a hat.

Glue the circle to the top center of the square. 

Glue the shorter rectangles to the top corners of the square at an angle for the arms.

Glue the longer rectangles in the center bottom of the square at an angle for the legs. 

add paper straw to arms and legs

Cut small thin pieces of yellow construction paper for straw.

Turn the scarecrow over and glue three strips to the arms and legs.

Tip - You can also use tape to secure the small strips to the arms and legs.

add straw to head

Glue two or three pieces to each side of the head.

add hat

Glue the triangle on top of the circle.

Add a face if you want.

Recycled Scarecrow Crafts for Kids

It is always fun to look in the recycling bin for craft supplies especially when we are making scarecrow crafts for kids. :)

The Fall Guy

cardboard tube scarecrow

If I only had a brain...

You will need;

  • Paper Towel roll
  • 3-ounce paper cup
  • Colored craft stick
  • Markers
color the cup

Color the sides of the cup. Mine had a yellow rim at the bottom that I didn't color. 

make a hole

Make a hole in the sides of the cardboard tube with a pencil. The holes are approximately 4 1 /2 inches from the top.

color the shirt

Push the craft stick in the holes. 

Starting just above the craft stick, measure 2 inches. Color this section the same color as the craft sticks. So that it will look like your scarecrow has a shirt. 

draw a belt

Next measure about 1 /2 inch from the bottom of the shirt. Color this black or brown to make a belt. Also, leave a small rectangle uncolored in the center for a belt buckle.

draw pants

Draw a vertical line from the belt buckle to the end of the cardboard tube. 

Color both sides of the line to make the scarecrow's pants.

add the hat and face

Place the hat on the cardboard tube. Draw a face between the hat and the top of the shirt. The head was usually made with a burlap bag and the eyes, nose, and mouth were sewn on. So make lines on the eyes and mouth to look like stitching.

Sunny the Man 

a sun catcher scarecrow

Hey, I am not even stuffed with straw.


  • Clear plastic lid
  • Construction paper
  • 3 1 /2 -inch circle
  • Permanent markers
  • Yellow tissue paper
  • Glue stick
  • White glue
make the hat

Fold a piece of construction paper in half. Measure 1 inch from the fold and draw a line 6 inches. 

Place a 3  1 /2 inch circle in the center of the fold. A paper coffee cup is about the right size. Draw from the line you just drew around the circle. You should have a hat shape. Cut the shape out but do not cut on the fold. 

glue paper strips to the sides

From yellow construction paper cut four narrow strips for straw. Glue the strips on the sides of the plastic lid. You will want them so that they will fit under the hat.

cut a slit in the fold

On the fold make a slit in the center so that the lid will fit. 

add the tissue and hat

Cut pieces of tissue paper. Glue the tissue on the inside of the lid.

Add a drop of white glue at the top of the plastic lid. Place the hat on the glue hold together so the lid and paper stick.

add a face

With permanent markers draw a face on the lid.

Pumpkin Man

Popsicle stick scarecrow

Burr, it is getting cold out here in the fields. Can you bring me a cup of hot cider?

You will need;

  • 2 Popsicle sticks or craft sticks
  • 6-inch piece of pipe cleaner
  • Wooden bead 
  • Craft foam
  • Markers optional
  • Tacky glue
make a t shape

Place the two Popsicle sticks together to make a “t” shape. Twist the pipe cleaner around the two sticks.

Place the wooden bead on the top of the t for a head. Some of the Popsicle stick should stick out of the bead.

make the clothes

Cut a shirt piece 4 1 /2 by 1 1/2 inches out of craft foam. The arms are 3 /4 inches wide. The bottom of the shirt is 1 5 /8 inches wide. Draw lines on the shirt to make it plaid. 

Cut a 1 3/ 4  by 1 5 /8 inches piece for the pants. Make a triangular cut in the center to make the pant legs.

add glue

Place tacky glue on the craft sticks.

secure with paper clips

Use paper clips and binders to hold the craft foam on the craft sticks. Let dry. Now you have two scarecrow crafts for kids that can decorate your houseplants.

Spoon Man

Spoon into something with pumpkin spice and everything nice. Or make this craft instead.

You will need;

  • White plastic spoon
  • 12-inch pipe cleaner
  • A scrap of fabric
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Permanent markers
  • hot glue
  • Glue
  • A scrap of felt
make the arms

Place the spoon in the center of the pipe cleaner. Wrap the pipe cleaner around the handle once. Fold arm so that there is about 1 inch beyond the spoon handle Wrap the extra piece around the spoon. Do the same with the other side.

add yarn for hair

Cut a 12-inch piece of yarn. Fold it back and forth to make hair. With a hot glue gun glue the yarn to the top of the spoon. Cut the loops of the yarn.

add the hat

Cut two triangles from a piece of felt. With hot glue, glue the triangles together on the top of the spoon.

cut the fabric

Fold a piece of fabric in half. Cut a “T” shape 4 by 3 inches. The body of the shirt is 2 inches wide. 

Cut a small slit in the top of the “T” so that you can push the spoon handle through.

Cut a small slit in the bottom of the fabric approximately 1 /2 inch so that it looks like pants. 

place the fabric on the spoon

Put the fabric on the spoon.

Glue the fabric together. You will want the pant legs to be on the sides of the spoon handle.

add the face

Add a face to the spoon. Stick the spoon in a houseplant then you have a cute Halloween decoration.

Some scarecrow crafts for kids taught your child about shapes. Cutting ''straw'' help your kids develop fine motor control. Though your child thought he was just having fun.

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