One of the best parts of the change of season is getting to decorate for autumn!
And what could be more fun than making your own decorations? This scarecrow handprint craft is perfect for kids of all ages. It’s easy to make and only requires a few supplies that you probably already have around the house.
Plus, it’s a great way to help kids develop their hand-eye coordination, learn to follow instructions, and practice scissor skills. So gather up the supplies from the list below, and let’s get started!
Also, be sure to check out our other fall crafts for kids‘ ideas! We’re sure your kiddos will love them.
Easy Handprint Scarecrow Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Black marker
- Scarecrow template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the scarecrow template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Start by gluing the eyes, one on each side, beneath the eyebrows.
Take the triangle nose and glue it in the middle of the face, between the eyes and mouth.
Place the cheeks at the end of the mouth and glue them in place.
Next, take the hat and glue it to the top of the scarecrow’s head. Place the hat patch somewhere on the hat and glue it down. Use a black marker to draw stitching lines around it.
Glue the collar to the bottom and back of the scarecrow’s head.
Next, glue the shirt to the bottom and back of the collar. Position the buttons in the middle of the shirt and glue them in place.
Trace both of your child’s hands onto a piece of yellow paper and cut them out. Position the handprints with the fingers facing out and glue them to the back and middle of the scarecrow’s head to create the hair.
Now that you’ve finished your cute handprint scarecrow, go check out our additional handprint crafts! We think your kids will love creating more of these!
Fall Unit Study For Kids
There’s just something about the fall season that makes it so much fun.
The leaves changing color, the cool breeze in the air, the pumpkin-flavored everything…it all just comes together to create a perfect time of year.
Whether you’re taking a hike in the woods, going apple picking, or just staying inside to cozy up with a good book, there’s always something fun to do during autumn.
We’ve also curated a list of books, crafts, and activities that will keep your kids busy when they are inside! Read on below for all of our favorite ideas!
Kids’ Fall Books
There are many benefits to reading out loud to children. One of the most important is that it helps them develop language and reading skills. By hearing stories read aloud, kids learn new words and become more familiar with the structure of language.
They can also learn how to follow a story and understand what they are reading. This is an important skill that will help them later in life when they start to read for themselves.
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?!
Fall Kids’ Crafts
Crafting has many benefits for kids. It helps them learn how to use their hands and think creatively. It also helps them develop problem-solving skills and teaches them how to follow instructions.
It can also help kids learn about different materials and how to use them. It’s also a fun way for kids to express themselves artistically!
Try adding in some or all of these simple fall craft ideas:
Apple Core Craft – This craft is perfect for fall or when your kids are learning about apples. It is a fun and simple way to create an apple out of a paper plate. It’s also great for developing fine motor skills and allows kids to use their imagination. The template for this craft is available for free on the blog. Just print it out and you are ready to go.
Acorn Craft For Kids – There are so many fun and easy fall crafts that you can do with some basic supplies. One of our favorites is this cute acorn craft. It’s easy to make and it’s a great fall decoration for your home. Before you know it it’ll be ready to display on the fireplace mantle this season!
Pumpkin Name Craft – This craft is the perfect addition to your child’s desk or door. It’s a festive way to show their name and make their space more personal. The best part is that it’s so easy to make! It’s perfect for younger children who want to show their personality and brighten up their space.
Owl Art For Kids – Owls are often thought of as being wise and calm animals, but they can also be quite cute. One reason for this is their big eyes as they have some of the largest eyes relative to their body size of any animal, which gives them an innocent and young-looking appearance. This cute watercolor owl painting is a great activity for owl fans!
Fall Activities For Kids
What better way to get kids excited about learning this season than with these pumpkin worksheets? They’re perfect for preschoolers who are just learning how to write the letter P. They can practice their handwriting while also having fun with a pumpkin-themed activity. Plus, it’s a great way to get them into the fall mood!
Fall is a great time to get outside and enjoy the cooler weather, but sometimes it’s just too cold. That’s when it’s time to break out the coloring pages! These scarecrow coloring pages are a fun and easy way to bring the fall season indoors. Just print out the page, grab some crayons or markers, and let your child’s imagination run wild!
Looking for a fun and educational activity for your little ones? These fall pattern block mats are perfect! Featuring cute animals like a fox, an owl, and a bunny, they’re sure to get your child’s imagination going. And what’s more, they help with fine motor skills, shape recognition, and problem-solving. So not only are they fun, but they’re educational too!
With the leaves changing color and the weather cooling down, there’s no better time to break out these fall worksheets! These fun and engaging printables can help your child with counting, color matching, letter recognition, and more. Get printing and start exploring the wonderful world of learning with your child today.
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More Fall Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Black marker
- Scarecrow template
- Download the scarecrow template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Start by gluing the eyes, one on each side, beneath the eyebrows.
- Take the triangle nose and glue it in the middle of the face, between the eyes and mouth.
- Place the cheeks at the end of the mouth and glue them in place.
- Next, take the hat and glue it to the top of the scarecrow's head. Place the hat patch somewhere on the hat and glue it down. Use a black marker to draw stitching lines around it.
- Glue the collar to the bottom and back of the scarecrow's head.
- Next, glue the shirt to the bottom and back of the collar. Position the buttons in the middle of the shirt and glue them in place.
- Trace both of your child's hands onto a piece of yellow paper and cut them out. Position the handprints with the fingers facing out and glue them to the back and middle of the scarecrow's head to create the hair.