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Printable Scarecrow Craft For Kids [Freebie]

It’s that time of year again! The leaves are changing, the air is cooler and school kids everywhere are getting ready to celebrate fall.

Fall is a great time of year to talk about scarecrows and think about the fun things that go along with this season.

One activity that kids can do at home or in the classroom is make this printable scarecrow craft.

This would be an easy project for any age since it comes with a free template that’s simple to use.

Besides being engaging and hands-on, it also helps children learn how to work with scissors and follow directions while having fun!

Download, print, and be on your way!

And, if your child enjoys this idea, be sure to check out all of our fun scarecrow activities for preschoolers.

Scarecrow Project For Preschool

Supplies

  • White cardstock
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Marker or crayons (if using the black and white version)
  • 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 and print it out. If you’re using the color in version, color all of the pieces before you cut it out. If you’re using the full color version, cut out all the pieces.

hand holding printable scarecrow craft template

Begin to assemble the scarecrow by gluing the upper body to the top of the legs.

hand gluing shirt to printable scarecrow craft

Take the stick arms and glue them at the end and behind each of the arms. Place the scarecrow’s kerchief on the top, middle of the shirt and glue it down.

hand gluing kerchief to printable scarecrow craft

Next, glue the head to the top of the kerchief.

hand gluing head to printable scarecrow craft

Position the straw hair on each side of the head and glue it in place.

hand gluing hair to printable scarecrow craft

Finish off the scarecrow by gluing the hat to the top of the head.

hand gluing hat to printable scarecrow craft

Cut out a small, thin rectangle to act as the post for the scarecrow to display on. Glue this to a plain piece of colored paper.

Take the completed scarecrow and glue it on top of the post.

hand gluing paper scarecrow to green paper

Now your child has a cute scarecrow project that they can display on the fridge!

hand holding printable scarecrow craft

Fall Unit Study For Preschoolers

Want to add this craft to a fall unit study? If so, keep reading below for all of our favorite fall-themed ideas!

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, and 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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There are many benefits that come with crafting.

Some of these include learning new skills, building self-esteem, and developing an appreciation for the arts.

Kids will also become more observant through their creative process (which is helpful to develop those critical thinking skills). They’ll be able to express themselves better and have more patience when they’re working on a project that takes time.

The best part is, crafting can be done at home or in the classroom with your kids of any age! Those are just some of the reasons we love to do crafts and recommend adding more crafts to your fall unit.

Below are some of our favorite fall crafts for kids!

printable scarecrow craft

These fall worksheets for preschool will help your kids enjoy the changing season, no prep required. There are several pages to choose from – counting practice, letter mazes, to color matching. This is a fun and engaging way for children to prepare for autumn!

Preschool kids can have fun with these fall pattern block mats. This no-prep fall-themed activity will engage your little ones in simple STEM learning while they create and play.

Play dough is a great sensory material for young children. Build your own bundle of scented squishy play dough in fall themed colors and let your child enjoy some open-ended playtime!

Fall is just around the corner, and these free printable scarecrow coloring pages are a great way to celebrate! They’re perfect for kids of all ages.

More Fall Ideas For Kids

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Printable Scarecrow Craft For Kids

Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This printable scarecrow craft is perfect for kids! It's easy enough for them to do by themselves and it only takes about 15 minutes.

Materials

  • White cardstock
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Marker or crayons (if using the black and white version)
  • Scarecrow template

Instructions

  1. Download the scarecrow template and print it out. If you're using the color in version, color all of the pieces before you cut it out. If you're using the full color version, cut out all the pieces.
  2. Begin to assemble the scarecrow by gluing the upper body to the top of the legs.
  3. Take the stick arms and glue them at the end and behind each of the arms.
  4. Place the scarecrow's kerchief on the top, middle of the shirt and glue it down.
  5. Next, glue the head to the top of the kerchief.
  6. Position the straw hair on each side of the head and glue it in place.
  7. Finish off the scarecrow by gluing the hat to the top of the head.
  8. Cut out a small, thin rectangle to act as the post for the scarecrow to display on. Glue this to a plain piece of colored paper.
  9. Take the completed scarecrow and glue it on top of the post.

Did you make this craft?

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Scarecrow Body Template

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Edith

Wednesday 25th of August 2021

So cute!

Sam

Thursday 26th of August 2021

Thanks, Edith!

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