I’m totally in love with our new build a scarecrow printable and I know that you will be too!
This free PDF design is perfect for fall, harvest or learning about farms and it’s a great way for kids to practice their scissor skills too as they color, cut and paste to make this easy scarecrow craft.
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Build A Scarecrow Printable
I think fall has to be my favorite season of the year, there’s so much to be inspired by and so many different topics that you can look at with your child.
Of course this fun scarecrow craft would fit perfectly into a scarecrow topic lesson plan but it’s also going to be ideal for farms and farmers, harvest, Thanksgiving and for making after reading some of our top fall-themed books – all with a scarecrow theme of course!
Scarecrow crafts are really popular and this free printable means that you can help your child build their own scarecrow easily without having to buy loads of craft materials.
As well as making at home it’s ideal for use in classrooms or preschools as you can print as many copies as you like, you can create a whole field full of cute scarecrows and they’d look fantastic displayed on a bulletin board too.
Our adorable scarecrow comes with lots of things that you can add to it – patches to glue onto their shirt or sleeves and a bird to keep them company – maybe they weren’t so great at scaring them after all! There’s also a hat to glue to the top of the head of your scarecrow and you can attach the little sunflower too.
As well as instructions on how to get your free download and make your scarecrow you’ll also find details of some of our favorite easy scarecrow crafts that we’ve made in the past.
Build A Scarecrow Craft Supplies
- Build a scarecrow PDF
- White cardstock
- Glue or double sided tape
- Coloring materials – markers, crayons or coloring pencils
- Optional – two sticks and string or twine
Build A Scarecrow Activity
Start by printing out the PDF onto white cardstock or thick white paper. If possible you will want to use this rather than printer paper as it will make it a bit more sturdy.
Color in all the sections of your scarecrow including the flower, bird and patches.
Using scissors cut out the different parts of the scarecrow and then glue the two parts of the wooden posts together.
If you like you could use real sticks or wooden doweling for your scarecrow, just remember to use some twine to knot the two sticks together or you can get a grown up to stick them together using a hot glue gun.
Next glue together the parts of your scarecrow, sticking their head onto their body and their hat onto their head.
Stick your scarecrow onto the the sticks and then add on the bird and the patches for your scarecrow’s clothes.
Scarecrow Books for Kids
As the weather gets cooler it’s the perfect time to settle down and share a story together after your crafting. These scarecrow books are all perfect for kids and would be ideal for reading alongside this activity.
- The Scarecrow’s Wedding by Julia Donaldson
- The Scarecrow’s Hat by Ken Brown
- The Scarecrow by Beth Ferry
More Easy Scarecrow Crafts For Kids
This basket scarecrow craft is perfect for the fall season and it’s a fun activity that kids of all ages can join in with with a little help.
Once you’ve created the paper basket you can fill it with treats and snacks to help you celebrate harvest or Thanksgiving.
These paper bag scarecrow puppets were designed to go alongside the book The Scarecrows wedding and they’re a lot of fun to make and play with.
I love the book but if you don’t have a copy you can always change it up to design your own scarecrow’s adding scrap paper or straw for the scarecrow’s hair or drawing on their eyes with a black marker.
We have loads of free templates for kids crafts that are the perfect starting place for coloring and art and craft projects. We love our scarecrow template and we’ve used it here to make an easy scarecrow paper plate craft.
What I love about this craft is that you can bring your own ideas to the paper plate itself, adding corn fields, pumpkins, fall leaves, corn mazes or whatever else you can desire. Or if your toddler just wants to wave a crayon over it that’s all good too!
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