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Paper Plate Scarecrow Craft For Kids [FREE Template]

It is that time of year again!

Time to start thinking about fall crafts and activities for kids.

This paper plate scarecrow craft is a great way to get in the spirit of autumn, while still being easy enough for little hands to create.

Kids will love using their imagination as they decorate this simple project and make it their own.

It’s perfect for parents, teachers, or caregivers who are looking for an activity that will keep preschoolers and kindergarten-aged children busy on a rainy afternoon or over fall break.

We’re also giving you a free printable template to make it super easy to make with kids of any age.

And, if you want even more ideas, be sure to look through all of our scarecrow activities for preschoolers.

Kids Scarecrow Craft

paper plate scarecrow craft image collage with the words paper plate scarecrow in the middle

Supplies

  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Black marker
  • Scarecrow template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the scarecrow template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding paper plate scarecrow craft template

Begin by painting the paper plate in 1-2 thin coats of cream colored paint. Let it dry completely before moving on.

hand painting white paper plate cream

Place the head template on the paper plate, trace, and cut out the head.

hand tracing scarecrow head template onto painted paper plate

Take the eyes and glue them near the middle of the head. Next, glue the nose in between and slightly lower than the eyes.

hand gluing eyes to paper plate scarecrow craft

Position the cheeks slightly below the eyes and glue them in place.

hand gluing cheeks to paper plate scarecrow craft

Use the black marker to draw the smile between the cheeks. Draw vertical lines along the mouth to make it look like a scarecrow.

hand drawing on paper plate scarecrow mouth

Create the scarecrow’s hair by gluing 3 of the longer yellow strips together. Do that for both sides.

hand gluing scarecrow hair together for paper plate scarecrow craft

Glue the scarecrow’s hair behind the hat, on both ends. Take the scarecrow’s bangs and glue them behind the hat, in the middle.

hand gluing bangs to paper plate scarecrow craft

Place the hat/hair piece on the top of the head and glue it in place.

hand gluing hair to paper plate scarecrow craft

Finish off the scarecrow by gluing the patch to the hat and using the black marker to draw stitch marks around it.

hand gluing patch to paper plate scarecrow craft

We love how this scarecrow craft turned out!

2 paper plate scarecrow crafts

Fall Unit For Kids

If you want to create a whole fall unit for kids around this paper plate craft, look no further! We have some easy ideas to get you ready!

Reading to kids is one of the best things you can do for your children!

Reading helps preschoolers develop their vocabulary, improves their literacy rate, boosts creativity, cognitive abilities as well as social-emotional intelligence- among other benefits.

So next time you’re looking for some fun storytime activities with your little one, grab a book from your shelf and read to them! Below are some of the top fall themed books for kids.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Leaf: The mischievous old lady swallowed a handful of leaves! Her tummy started to rumble. So she swallowed some more items. Then even more. But as her stomach grew full, the leaves began to poke out through her mouth… when suddenly – poofffff! – it turned into a scarecrow!

Pete The Cat Falling For Autumn: Pete is not a fan of fall. But he decides to do some detective work and finds out that there are lots of things about this season he loves, like corn mazes, hayrides, wearing scarves, and apple picking! This story helps kids learn that even though they might not love every season of the year, there are still good parts to each one.

We’re Going On A Leaf Hunt: The seasons are changing, the days getting are shorter, and children everywhere are starting to make plans for their favorite outdoor adventures – and what could be more fun than a Leaf Hunt?!

hand holding paper plate scarecrow craft

The fall season is a great time to get creative with your kids!

It can be hard as parents and teachers, but it’s important that children have some downtime in order to learn how to focus again.

Check out these fall crafts for kids that will give them a chance to be creative and make something they can display in their home or classroom!

2 paper plate scarecrow crafts

Add in some learning with some of these fun ideas!

First up are these fall color by sight word worksheets. They’re a great way to help kids learn their sight words and develop fine motor skills.

Introduce your preschooler to the fall season with these fall worksheets for preschool. With cute graphics on every page, it’s easy to see why kids love these printables.

Your child will work on numbers, counting, letter recognition, and more as they work their way through all of the pages in this printable set. They’ll also have lots of time to practice fine motor skills which is great at any age but especially important for young children who are still developing those skills like cutting or drawing lines correctly!

Fall is a perfect time to get kids excited about playing with play dough. This pumpkin pie play dough kit has everything you need – just open and start making your own pies today!

Your child will love exploring their creativity, while also developing an understanding of the sensory world around them. The best part? You can even cut it up into pieces and save some for later in the year when those chilly autumn days arrive again 🙂

More Fall Ideas For Kids

2 paper plate scarecrow crafts

Paper Plate Scarecrow Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

It's fall so it's time to snuggle up inside and enjoy the change of season. This paper plate scarecrow craft is a fun project that your kids will love!

Materials

  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Black marker
  • Scarecrow template

Instructions

  1. Download the scarecrow template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by painting the paper plate in 1-2 thin coats of cream colored paint. Let it dry completely before moving on.
  3. Place the head template on the paper plate, trace, and cut out the head.
  4. Take the eyes and glue them near the middle of the head. Next, glue the nose in between and slightly lower than the eyes.
  5. Position the cheeks slightly below the eyes and glue them in place.
  6. Use the black marker to draw the smile between the cheeks. Draw vertical lines along the mouth to make it look like a scarecrow.
  7. Create the scarecrow's hair by gluing 3 of the longer yellow strips together. Do that for both sides.
  8. Glue the scarecrow's hair behind the hat, on both ends.
  9. Take the scarecrow's bangs and glue them behind the hat, in the middle.
  10. Place the hat/hair piece on the top of the head and glue it in place.
  11. Finish off the scarecrow by gluing the patch to the hat and using the black marker to draw stitch marks around it.

Scarecrow Craft Template

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Aoife

Friday 17th of September 2021

Looks like a fab template

Lea

Friday 17th of September 2021

Love this art ideal..

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