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Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Fall is a great time to come inside and have the kids craft!

This popsicle stick scarecrow craft is not only fun but it’s also a great creative outlet for your little one.

This craft will help kids learn to follow directions and get excited about fall. The best part about this activity is that you can use items you already have around the house, making it easy and inexpensive.

Be sure to watch our quick video tutorial to see exactly how to make this craft.

And, if you want more ideas be sure to check out all of our scarecrow activities for preschoolers.

Craft Stick Scarecrow

popsicle stick scarecrow craft collage with the words popsicle stick scarecrow in the middle

Supplies

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Glue dots
  • Scissors
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Markers
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • 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 popsicle stick scarecrow craft template

Cut a popsicle stick into thirds with the scissors. Line up 5 popsicle sticks evenly. Stretch out three glue dots to go onto the back of each of the cut popsicle sticks. Use this to secure the 4 popsicle sticks together.

If you don’t want to use glue dots, replace them with hot glue and do the same steps as above.

hand gluing popsicle sticks together

Paint a little less than 1/2 of the popsicle sticks in a cream or tan color. Paint the rest of the popsicle sticks red. Let dry completely before moving on.

hand painting popsicle sticks

Next, take the eyes and glue them in the middle of the cream portion of the popsicle sticks.

hand gluing eye onto popsicle stick scarecrow craft

Draw a patch on the scarecrow’s hat with a dark brown marker, then use a thin, black marker to draw stitch lines around the patch.

Glue a few pieces of the scarecrow’s hair to the back of the hat.

hand gluing hair to popsicle stick scarecrow hat

Place the hat on the top of the cream portion of the popsicle sticks and glue it in place.

hand gluing hat onto popsicle stick scarecrow craft

Use an orange marker to draw on a triangle nose in between and just below the eyes.

Next, use a black marker to draw on the mouth, just below the nose.

hand drawing smile onto popsicle stick scarecrow craft

Position the overalls so that the top of them is in line with the red portion you painted on.

hand gluing overalls onto popsicle stick scarecrow craft

Finish off by coloring in the buttons and pocket on the scarecrow’s overalls.

hand coloring pocket onto popsicle stick scarecrow craft

Now your child has a fun scarecrow that they’ll love to show off!

hand holding popsicle stick scarecrow craft

Fall Unit For Kids

Do you want to create an entire fall unit around this popsicle stick scarecrow craft? If so, keep reading – we have some ideas that will help you get started.

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?!

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Print and use these fall printables for preschool to help them learn about counting, patterns, using scissors, and more. This is a fun way of getting in the spirit of autumn while still learning valuable skills. Use them at home or bring them into the classroom for some extra playtime activities.

Practice sight words in a fun way with these fall color by sight word worksheets! This easy activity will not only help your child recognize their colors, but they’ll also be practicing one of the basic skills needed to learn how to read and write.

popsicle stick scarecrow craft

Looking for a fall activity to do with your little ones? These fall pattern block mats will get them learning shapes and patterns.

Give your child a sense of the fall season with this fun fall play dough kit. It’s perfect for hands-on play and sensory exploration!

More Fall Ideas For Kids

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Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This popsicle stick scarecrow craft for kids is a fun and easy way to get your children in the mood for fall.

Materials

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Glue dots
  • Scissors
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Markers
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scarecrow template

Instructions

  1. Download the scarecrow template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Cut a popsicle stick into thirds with the scissors. Line up 5 popsicle sticks evenly. Stretch out three glue dots to go onto the back of each of the cut popsicle sticks. Use this to secure the 4 popsicle sticks together.
  3. If you don't want to use glue dots, replace them with hot glue and do the same steps as above.
  4. Paint a little less than 1/2 of the popsicle sticks in a cream or tan color. Paint the rest of the popsicle sticks red. Let dry completely before moving on.
  5. Next, take the eyes and glue them in the middle of the cream portion of the popsicle sticks.
  6. Draw a patch on the scarecrow's hat with a dark brown marker, then use a thin, black marker to draw stitch lines around the patch.
  7. Glue a few pieces of the scarecrow's hair to the back of the hat.
  8. Place the hat on the top of the cream portion of the popsicle sticks and glue it in place.
  9. Use an orange marker to draw on a triangle nose in between and just below the eyes.
  10. Next, use a black marker to draw on the mouth, just below the nose.
  11. Position the overalls so that the top of them is in line with the red portion you painted on.
  12. Finish off by coloring in the buttons and pocket on the scarecrow's overalls.

Scarecrow Template To Print

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