Looking for a simple art project to do with your kids this fall? This scarecrow craft is perfect! I’ve made these with first graders and 3rd graders and both age groups did great and had a lot of fun.
- Jumbo Craft Sticks
- Cardboard (We used cereal boxes cut into 5″ x 3.5″ rectangles.)
- White Glue
- Craft Foam: 1 rectangle for the hat, 1 small strip as the hat ribbon and 1 small triangle for the nose.
- Googly Eyes
- Glue Dots (optional)
- Marker or Crayon
- Flower stickers (optional)
- Lay out 5 jumbo craft sticks side by side and and glue them down on top of the piece of cardboard.
- Glue raffia to the top of the craft sticks in a messy fashion to create the scarecrow’s “hair”.
- Make your hat: Cut your foam rectangle to the shape of a hat (any shape is fine!). Glue down the strip of foam to the hat and add flower stickers if you’d like.
- Glue your hat to the top of the raffia. (This is the last piece that usually dries, so tell the kids to put a good amount of glue on the rafia, push the hat down firmly, then leave it alone- it will harden, I promise!)
- Add your face: Glue down 2 googly eyes, or use the glue dots. Glue down the rectangle nose. Draw a smile with a crayon or marker.
AND YOU’RE DONE!!!
Here are a few from the 3rd grade class that we made last week:
This scarecrow craft is easy, fun and cheap – can’t beat that!!!
This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in November 2009 but was updated in September 2014.