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.
“Oh, don't cry! I just say boo to scare the crows.”
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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.
Cut small thin pieces of yellow construction paper for straw.
Turn the scarecrow over and glue three strips to the arms and legs.
Glue two or three pieces to each side of the head.
Glue the triangle on top of the circle.
Add a face if you want.
It is always fun to look in the recycling bin for craft supplies especially when we are making scarecrow crafts for kids. :)
If I only had a brain...
Color the sides of the cup. Mine had a yellow rim at the bottom that I didn't color.
Make a hole in the sides of the cardboard tube with a pencil. The holes are approximately 4 1 /2 inches from the top.
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.
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 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.
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.
Hey, I am not even stuffed with straw.
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.
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.
On the fold make a slit in the center so that the lid will fit.
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.
With permanent markers draw a face on the lid.
Burr, it is getting cold out here in the fields. Can you bring me a cup of hot cider?
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.
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.
Place tacky glue on the craft sticks.
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 into something with pumpkin spice and everything nice. Or make this craft instead.
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.
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.
Cut two triangles from a piece of felt. With hot glue, glue the triangles together on the top of the spoon.
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.
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 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.