Any time the seasons change, I get excited. Each season brings new traditions, and memories, and fall always brings some great times. Add some nice memories to your fall season using this hands-on fall scarecrow craft. Kids will love creating their own adorable scarecrow and they look amazing up on the bulletin boards this time of year.
What’s Included in the Fall Scarecrow Craft?
If you have done some of my fun crafts before, you know that they come with everything you need to have fun crafting. I provide the step-by-step instructions so you know exactly how to print the templates and assemble the pieces. Included in this download are:
- A photograph of the craft activity
- Step-by-step directions
- Templates that can be copied directly onto colored cardstock or construction paper and then cut out by students.
- Labeled templates that can be xeroxed onto cardstock, cut by the teacher, and then traced onto colored paper and cut by students. Labels will include the name of the pattern, the color to use, and how many of each pattern to cut.
- Coloring templates (a separate 2-page pdf to send to your students for distance learning)
How to Assemble the Fall Scarecrow Craft
Before putting your craft together, you will need to print your templates onto colored cardstock. Here’s what you will print each piece on:
- Hat on tan cardstock
- Hair and sunflower petals on yellow cardstock
- Center of sunflower on brown cardstock
- Scarecrow face on skin-colored cardstock
- Cheeks on pink cardstock
- Eyes on white cardstock
- Nose on orange cardstock
- Stripe for hat on blue cardstock (or any color you wish)
Here’s how you put it all together:
- Begin by cutting out all of your pieces.
- Then, glue your hat on top of the square face piece. Add the blue stripe across the hat.
- Next, place the hair pieces slightly under the brim of the hat.
- Glue the sunflower to one side of the hat.
- Add all of your face pieces (eyes, nose, cheeks). Draw a dashed line to represent the stitched mouth.
- You’re all done!
If you wish, your kids can color their own pieces instead of printing them on colorful cardstock. The coloring aspect of this craft is a great way to fill time and to further practice fine motor and coloring skills.
If you aren’t sure how to assemble the craft, try watching the video below for the simple steps!
When to Use the Fall Scarecrow Craft
Any of the crafts on my website are perfect for a variety of occasions. Here are some of my favorite ways to use this scarecrow craft:
- study on the letter s
- practicing fine motor skills
- beautiful bulletin board displays
- door and hallway decorations for home and school
- small group work station
- pair it with a worksheet, book, or activity
- reward or classroom party
If you are looking for more fun ways to teach your little ones about fall or Thanksgiving, this fun Thanksgiving Craft Bundle is packed with crafts. Students will love cutting and pasting 7 different crafts that will look amazing up on the wall. The crafts included in this bundle are Fall Scarecrow, Pilgrim Boy and Girl, Pumpkin Pie Pal, Thanksgiving Owl, Thanksgiving Placemat, Turkey, and Turkey Dinner. Use a couple each week leading up to the holidays and you’ll have a festively decorated room in no time!
Happy Crafting and Happy Fall!