I’m not sure if it’s quite harvest time yet but in the farms near us we’ve seen a lot of hay bales and tractors out in the fields so it certainly feels that way! This scarecrow craft is a really simple way for kids to celebrate harvest, it would be great to use for Harvest festival or even just for a fun snack time – my kids certainly enjoyed doing so!
Younger kids can enjoy the colouring, making this a good scarecrow craft for preschoolers while older children can do the cutting themselves and help to make the basket.
This Harvest basket is totally free for you to download too (although do check out the terms and conditions below) so if you’d like to use it with your class or Sunday School group then go ahead, I’d love to see any pictures if you do!
Scarecrow Craft for Kids
I love the changing colours of the seasons as summer starts to fade and autumn starts. We have a lot of autumn crafts and I’ve shared quite a few scarecrow crafts for kids too, my favourite is our paper bag puppets for The Scarecrows Wedding which is a great book if you haven’t read it yet!
We’ve also got a lot of fun harvest crafts for kids you could check out too.
If you like this scarecrow craft make sure that you bookmark this page or pin an image so you don’t forget about it.
What Can You Put In Your Basket?
Of course you don’t have to put anything in your basket at all but if you’d like to it’s certainly a cute way to turn it into a craft that you could use to help celebrate Harvest Festival or as a fun way to serve up a snack.
Obviously it’s not going to hold anything too heave so don’t try and add those tins you had saved for Harvest Festival!
For a snack we put some grapes in ours or a box of raisins would be good too, you don’t want anything too wet in paper so none of my daughters favourite chopped strawberries.
Rice cakes, popcorn, nuts, blueberries or mini bread sticks might work well too.
How Could This Craft be Adapted?
I’ve left the scarecrows faces blank on my basket but why not get your child to design a face for their scarecrow?
Scarecrow Harvest Basket Terms and Conditions of Use
This PDF is free for personal or school / preschool use only. You may print as many copies of it as you would like. You may not edit the PDF in any way and you can not sell it. If you wish to link to this printable please do so to this page and not the PDF itself
Free Scarecrow Craft Template
- Colouring Pens
- Scarecrow Printable
- First print out the scarecrow PDF from this website.
- Cut the two pieces out so you have the main part of the basket and the handle.
- Colour in both parts of the printable.
- Fold in all the sides of the main part of the basket along the lines.
- Following the instructions on the template, fold in the corners and then secure these in place with sellotape.
- Tape the handle into place and your basket is ready to be used.
More Autumn Crafts for Kids
We love our tree printable and it’s perfect for using for some pretty autumn tree crafts! We’ve shared lots of ideas for autumn tree painting ideas using simple techniques so make sure you check them out.
These autumn leaf suncatchers are super pretty! They’re a really easy to make and you can use them to help teach about mixing colours too.