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Scarecrow Art Activity For Kids [Free Printable]

If fall has hit and blustery winds are too cold for outdoor play, try this scarecrow art activity.

This simple art project will keep kids busy, encourage their creativity, and improve fine motor skills.

Besides that, the project is low prep and doesn’t require any special supplies.

We’re even giving you the free printable so all you need to do is, print and start making art!

Also, be sure to look through all of our other scarecrow activities for preschoolers for more fall fun.

Kids Scarecrow Art

scarecrow dot art image collage with the words scarecrow dot art in the middle

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Paint
  • Unused pencil with eraser or q tips
  • Baby wipe
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Scarecrow printable (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the scarecrow printable and print it out on white cardstock.

hand holding scarecrow art template

Paint the scarecrow by dipping the eraser or a q tip into the paint, then dotting in all the areas you want to be painted that color. Repeat for all the colors, then let the scarecrow dry completely.

hand painting scarecrow with pencil eraser and paint
hand painting scarecrow with pencil eraser and paint

Cut out the scarecrow template with scissors.

Next, cut out a small, thin rectangle from brown paper to act as the scarecrow’s stake. Glue this towards the bottom of a piece of fall colored paper.

hand gluing brown rectangle to red paper

Finish off the art project by gluing the scarecrow to the stake.

hand gluing paper scarecrow to red paper

Isn’t this a fun and easy fall art project?

scarecrow dot art

Fall Unit For Preschool

Want to create a whole fall unit around this scarecrow art activity? If so, we have some fun ideas to get you 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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Crafting is more than just a fun activity for kids, it can also be really beneficial to their development.

Children are constantly learning from the world around them and crafts provide an opportunity for children to learn about new concepts in a hands-on manner.

Add in some more of these fall crafts to your next unit study!

hand holding scarecrow dot art

This fall, try some new sight word activities with your little ones. These fall color by sight word worksheets are a fun way to practice fine motor skills and learn new words. You can even use this as a quiet time activity!

Enrich your kids with these fun fall worksheets for preschool! They include activities such as identifying colors, patterns, and graphing.

These are perfect if you’re homeschooling or teaching a class of children! There’s something in here to keep everyone happy and busy this season.

Fall is a great time to get kids excited about STEM with hands on activities. Use these fall pattern block mats to explore geometry in new ways and make fun fall pictures. These are perfect for preschoolers or kindergarteners!

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

More Fall Ideas For Kids

hand holding scarecrow dot art

Scarecrow Art Activity For Kids

Active Time: 15 minutes
Drying Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This scarecrow dot art activity is perfect for fall and Halloween. It's a fun, easy way to work on fine motor skills while also boosting creativity!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Paint
  • Unused pencil with eraser or q tips
  • Baby wipe
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Scarecrow printable

Instructions

  1. Download the scarecrow printable and print it out on white cardstock.
  2. Paint the scarecrow by dipping the eraser or a q tip into the paint, then dotting in all the areas you want to be painted that color. Repeat for all the colors, then let the scarecrow dry completely.
  3. Cut out the scarecrow template with scissors.
  4. Next, cut out a small, thin rectangle from brown paper to act as the scarecrow's stake. Glue this towards the bottom of a piece of fall colored paper.
  5. Finish off the art project by gluing the scarecrow to the stake.

Printable Scarecrow Template

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