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Scarecrow Gnome Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Fall is a time of pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and cozy sweaters and is eagerly anticipated by young kids and adults alike. Celebrate fall with a fun activity that combines the whimsy of gnomes with the charm of scarecrows!

With this scarecrow gnome craft, kids will make their very own gnome, cleverly dressed up as a cute scarecrow. 

This simple idea is perfect for kids of all ages! They’ll have lots of fun making their own scarecrow gnome to display in their bedrooms or the classroom. Just download our free printable template and gather your supplies to get started!

“Gnome” matter your child’s age or ability level, we have fall crafts for everyone to enjoy.

Fall Gnome Craft

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As they cut, glue, and assemble the paper pieces, young minds will be engaged in artistic expression and imaginative play. This activity not only celebrates the fun of fall but also nurtures essential skills like dexterity and hand-eye coordination. 

This project comes with a free template and step-by-step instructions below to make this idea even easier for you to do with your kiddos. Once they’ve finished, it’ll be an adorable fall decoration they can display!

So, let’s watch as kids bring a smile to their faces while they create adorable gnome scarecrows to spread the warmth and cheer of this wonderful season.

Supplies

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Directions

Start by downloading the scarecrow gnome template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity. Get those scissors ready, and let’s help the kids bring this scarecrow gnome to life!

printed scarecrow gnome template

First, guide your child to glue the beard to the bottom of the face piece.

hands gluing beard onto gnome

Place the eyes in the middle of the face and glue them in place.

hand gluing eye to scarecrow gnome craft

Take the nose and glue it in between and below the eyes.

hands gluing nose onto gnome

Next, help your child to glue the hat to the top of the gnome’s face, so it’s slightly overlapping the top of the eyes.

hands gluing hat onto gnome

Position the patch somewhere on the gnome’s hat, glue it in place, then draw stitching lines around each edge.

hands gluing pieces of hat together

Glue the completed gnome head to the top of the gnome’s body.

hands gluing gnome onto body

Place the straw behind the ends of both arms and glue them in place.

hands gluing gnome scarecrow hands to arms

Take the other 2 straw pieces, arrange them facing upward, and glue them slightly above the bottom of the gnome’s body.

hands gluing scarecrow feet to gnome

Finally, encourage your child to glue the feet to the bottom and front of the gnome’s body, so the straw peeks out from behind them.

hands gluing shoes to gnome

Be sure to check out our gnome crafts while you’re here! Your kids will love creating more fun DIYs like this one!

hand holding scarecrow gnome craft with another example in the background

Fall Preschool Theme

Get ready for an exciting fall season with your preschoolers! Discover easy fall DIYs and educational activities that celebrate the magic of the season.

We have something for every little learner, so keep reading below to explore some of our fall favorites and get kids excited to go on a journey of fun and learning!

Fall Books For Preschool

Reading books to your young children is an excellent way to foster their development in so many ways! It can help them develop emotional intelligence and a love of learning.

When you read to your kids, you’re showing them the importance of books and the value of stories. It’s like giving them a head start on their education!

two examples of finished scarecrow gnome craft

Every story is a new adventure to go on together, and your child will be sure to treasure the memories you create. Plus, in today’s fast-paced world where screens dominate, taking the time to sit down and read a physical book with your child can be a much-needed break for both you and them.

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 Some Leaves: 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 green dressed scarecrow with another gnome in background

Fall Crafts Projects For Preschoolers

Crafting is an enriching activity for kids! As they engage in cutting, gluing, and coloring, they develop essential fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. It encourages problem-solving and critical thinking as they bring their fun ideas to life.

It also nurtures patience and perseverance, teaching them to embrace mistakes as part of the learning process.

Ultimately, creating something nurtures growth and development in a fun and rewarding way, so choose some of our favorite fall projects below for your kids to do this fall.

Apple Name Craft – Kids can turn their names into a juicy work of art! As they make their personalized masterpiece, they’ll practice spelling their names and work on letter recognition. So grab the supplies for an apple-licious activity!

Owl Headband Craft – Hoots of joy will echo through the room once your little owlets don their new owl headbands! With our free template and a few simple supplies, kids will be able to use their imaginations and become a wise owl that soars.

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Handprint Acorn Craft – Make the most adorable acorn ever with your child’s handprint. Skip the messy paint and grab the colored paper to make this fun idea with your kid’s little hands. Create some memories and embrace fall with this easy project!

Pumpkin Puppet Craft – On those crisp, autumn days, paper bag DIYs are the perfect way to have fun indoors. This pumpkin pal will join kids to tell enchanting stories and go on exciting fall adventures. Unleash their big imaginations with this fun project!

Pre K Fall Activities

In this set of free printable apple worksheets, your younger kids can kick off some fun fall learning. They’ll focus on the letter A with handwriting and letter recognition sheets, then learn the different parts of the apple to expand their vocabulary. Download these pages of fun and take a delicious bite out of learning!

two examples of finished scarecrow gnome

Get ready for a bundle of fall printables for preschool kids that will ignite their curiosity and creativity! With these exciting printables, they’ll have a blast while mastering a variety of skills!

From matching colors and learning shapes to counting and connecting the dots, there’s so much fun packed into these pages.

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As kids explore the world of the forest animals, they’ll also go on an exciting learning adventure with their ABCs completing our forest animal alphabet maze worksheets!

Kids will color in the correct letters for each forest creature and sharpen their letter recognition skills. As they navigate through the mazes, they’ll sharpen their problem solving abilities and fine motor skills.

hand holding finished scarecrow gnome craft

These no-prep scarecrow color by number pages are a great way to greet fall! Both younger and older kids can practice number recognition with numbers one through nine.

They’ll also work on color recognition as they fill in each numbered space and reveal a cute seasonal illustration. They’re an easy activity for independent time and provide plenty of quiet time with nine free pages.

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hand holding green dressed scarecrow with another gnome in background

Scarecrow Gnome Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

With this scarecrow gnome craft, kids will fashion their very own gnome, cleverly dressed up as a scarecrow.

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Scarecrow template

Instructions

  1. Download the scarecrow template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Start by gluing the beard to the bottom of the face piece.
  3. Place the eyes in the middle of the face and glue them in place.
  4. Take the nose and glue it in between and below the eyes.
  5. Next, glue the hat to the top of the gnome's face, so it's slightly overlapping the top of the eyes.
  6. Position the patch somewhere on the gnome's hat, glue it in place, then draw stitching lines around each edge.
  7. Glue the completed gnome head to the top of the gnome's body.
  8. Place the straw behind the ends of both arms and glue them in place. Take the other 2 straw pieces, arrange them facing upward, and glue them slightly above the bottom of the gnome's body.
  9. Finish up by gluing the feet to the bottom and front of the gnome's body, so the straw peek out from behind them.

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Emma

Friday 16th of February 2024

Hi there. I've tried a few times to download this template. I am already a subscriber, and I've entered my email in the form and the end of the post, but it keeps redirecting me to a page that says I should receive an email...which I never receive.

Sam

Friday 16th of February 2024

Hi! I checked my email provider and it does show that you requested them. It also shows that it redirected you to the download page. Is that not happening? Some people think it's the same page, but it's actually where the download is.

Nae Harris

Wednesday 30th of August 2023

Scarecrow gnome craft for kids, free template

Sam

Friday 1st of September 2023

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page 🙂

Christina Mayr

Tuesday 29th of August 2023

Would love this!

Sam

Friday 1st of September 2023

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and you’ll get the template.

Sandy

Tuesday 29th of August 2023

So Cute!

Sam

Friday 1st of September 2023

Thanks, Sandy!

Kira

Tuesday 29th of August 2023

He is so cute, I can't wait to make him with my 6 year old son. Thank you for the template

Sam

Friday 1st of September 2023

Thanks and you're welcome!

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