Don’t you just love fall? The leaves begin to paint the world in beautiful colors, and we finally get some cooler temps! Celebrate the arrival of the season with some fun fall crafts with the kiddos!
Kids will love creating this scarecrow paper cup craft for a cute fall decoration!
Once their scarecrow is complete, we have a whole bunch of other exciting paper cup crafts to check out! See all the things they can make with a paper cup as the canvas!
Easy Scarecrow Craft
They’ll turn an ordinary paper cup into an adorable scarecrow complete with a hat perched on its head and wearing a patched shirt using just a few basic materials.
This paper cup craft sparks kids’ creativity and helps them develop scissor skills and fine motor skills as they assemble it.
It’s the perfect way to enjoy the colorful outdoors while staying cozy indoors during fall. So if you’re looking for cute and easy fall decorations to make with your kids, this fun craft is the perfect way to embrace the season.
- Paper Cup
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue dots (optional)
- Scarecrow template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to get the template)
Download the scarecrow template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Start by gluing the eyes below each of the eyebrows.
Use a marker to draw the triangle nose between the eyes and the mouth.
Glue the hair to the back and middle of the scarecrow’s head.
Next, glue the hat to the top of the scarecrow’s head.
Optionally: Draw a square patch on the paper cup, then take a black marker and draw stitching lines around the patch.
Finish the arms by gluing the straw to the back of the arms.
Position the paper cup with the rim facing downward, then glue the scarecrow’s head to the top of the cup. We like to use the glue dot for this because there’s no drying time, but you can also use a glue stick.
Fold a small portion of the inside of the arms, place glue on that section, then glue the arms to each side of the paper cup.
While you’re here be sure to check out our many Fall themed crafts and activities for the kids to keep them entertained and learning this fall season!
Fall Themed Activities For Kids
Looking for some awesome fall themed activities and crafts? You’re in the right place. We have some great ideas that will get them engaged and learning while having fun!
Keep reading below for some fall ideas that we believe your kids will absolutely love.
Books About Fall
Reading to your kids is an essential part of their growth and development. It can improve their language and literacy skills, but it also helps them develop their imagination, creativity, and critical thinking skills.
By reading to your children regularly, you’re providing them with a chance to escape into new worlds, meet new characters and experience unique adventures.
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 Crafts For Kids
Crafting isn’t just fun – it’s a fantastic way for kids to explore their creativity, enhance fine motor skills, and boost self confidence.
Try some of the exciting projects we have listed below and watch as your child grows all while doing something fun!
Scarecrow Handprint Craft – Turn your little one’s handprints into a scarecrow! The scarecrow’s straw hair to be exact. This cute and personalized craft is a fun way to celebrate the fall season, so grab the free template to help you get started.
Paper Plate Owl Craft – Don’t miss out on this fun fall art project! Your little artists will have a blast painting and crafting their owls out of an everyday paper plate! Gather up the supplies for a craft that will be a hoot!
Corn Craft for Preschoolers – When you said you were looking for cute fall crafts we were all ears! Kids can make an ear of corn with this fun and easy paper craft. Little ones can make this one themselves and improve some skills while they’re at it!
Acorn Craft for Kids – This is no ordinary acorn – it can strike a pose with its bendy arms and legs! Kids will love crafting and posing their new acorn buddy using their imagination and a few supplies.
More Fall Activities For Kids
If your kids love tangrams, then you’ll definitely want to download these fall pattern block mats. These engaging mats feature fall themed puzzles that kids will enjoy piecing together with their pattern blocks.
There are 14 total pages filled with adorable animals and fall scenes to help kids improve problem solving, critical thinking, and recognizing shapes.
Kids will be able to play and learn with this set of fall worksheets! Hours of learning and entertainment are just ahead with these 25 pages that are filled with mazes, puzzles, matching games, and more.
These are a great way for preschoolers to improve fine motor skills, counting, alphabet recognition, pattern recognition, and so much more. Download these worksheets to jumpstart your kids’ learning this fall!
Why did the scarecrow win an award? He was “outstanding” in his field! He not only teaches kids that S is for scarecrow, but boosts their vocabulary as well when they label the parts that make him up.
These scarecrow worksheets are ideal for use at home or in the classroom to help kids refine letter recognition, handwriting, and fine motor skills.
Break out the crayons for this easy, no prep color by number apple worksheet that’s ripe for coloring! This basket of apples is divided up into numbered sections that kids will color in when they match the correct color and number using the key at the top of the page.
This is a great way for kids to learn number and color recognition while doing one of their favorite activities!
Want more fall activities? The fall printables bundle for kids is the perfect way to get your child excited for the upcoming fall season.
With 80 pages of fun and learning, your child will be entertained for hours. From worksheets to color by numbers and pattern block mats, this bundle has everything you need to keep your child occupied and learning all at the same time.
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More Fall Ideas For Kids
- Paper Cup
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue dots (optional)
- Scarecrow template
- Download the scarecrow template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Start by gluing the eyes below each of the eyebrows.
- Use a marker to draw the triangle nose between the eyes and the mouth.
- Glue the hair to the back and middle of the scarecrow's head.
- Next, glue the hat to the top of the scarecrow's head.
- Optionally: Draw a square patch on the paper cup, then take a black marker and draw stitching lines around the patch.
- Finish the arms by gluing the straw to the back of the arms.
- Position the paper cup with the rim facing downward, then glue the scarecrow's head to the top of the cup. We like to use the glue dot for this because there's no drying time, but you can also use a glue stick.
- Fold a small portion of the inside of the arms, place glue on that section, then glue the arms to each side of the paper cup.