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Shape Scarecrow Craft [Free Template]

The school year is starting up in the next few weeks, which means it’s time to think about fall activities for preschool and kindergarten children.

One of our favorite activities for this age range are simple papercrafts.

This shape scarecrow craft is one of those easy crafts and it only uses a few shapes- circle, triangle, rectangle, and square.

The best part about this craft is that it gives kids an opportunity to work on fine motor skills while having fun!

We’ve included a free template below that includes all the shapes. Simply print, cut out the pieces, and follow the directions to create your own scarecrow made from shapes.

Also, be sure to check out all of our fun scarecrow activities for preschoolers.

How To Make An Easy Scarecrow

shape scarecrow craft image collage with the words scarecrow made from shapes in the middle

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Black marker
  • 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, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding scarecrow template

Begin by gluing the eyes in the middle of the circle head, one on each side.

hand gluing eye to shape scarecrow craft

Take the triangle nose and glue it between and slightly below the eyes.

Glue the cheeks on either side of the nose or use a pink marker to draw them on.

hand gluing nose to shape scarecrow craft

Use a black marker to draw on the scarecrow’s mouth below the nose.

hand drawing mouth onto shape scarecrow craft

Create the scarecrow’s hair by gluing 3 of the long triangle hair pieces together. Repeat for the other side.

hand gluing hair together for shape scarecrow craft

Next, glue the hair on either side of the face, above the eyes. Take the small top hair pieces and glue them just above the eyes.

hand gluing hair together for shape scarecrow craft

Glue the scarecrow by gluing the triangle hat to the top of the head.

hand gluing hat to shape scarecrow craft

Finish it off by gluing the patch to the hat, then use the black marker to draw on the stitch marks.

hand gluing patch onto shape scarecrow craft

Isn’t this such a fun craft for kids to learn shapes?!

hand holding shape scarecrow craft

Fall Unit For Kids

Do you want to create a fall unit study for kids around this shape scarecrow craft? If so, we have some great 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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Fall crafts are a great way to spend time creating with young kids! One big benefit of choosing to craft is that young children are at an amazing point in their development where they can learn from your guidance but also truly have fun in the process!

Check out some of our fun fall crafts for kids below:

shape scarecrow craft

Fall is the perfect time to work on some great preschool skills. These fall printables for preschool kids will help your child practice cutting, counting, and more.

Introduce your kids to fall with these fun fall pattern block mats. These are a great hands-on play activity and can be for quiet time too! With different shapes, colors, and patterns they will love the illustrations that include things that come in fall like apples, hedgehogs, owls, and more.

If you’re working with your little one on letter recognition or vocabulary this acorn activity set is great! It’s hands-on play that’s educational too!

More Fall Ideas For Kids

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Shape Scarecrow Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how to make a fun shape scarecrow craft with your kids. This is great fall activity that can be done indoors when it's too cold outside.

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Black marker
  • Scarecrow template

Instructions

  1. Download the scarecrow template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by gluing the eyes in the middle of the circle head, one on each side.
  3. Take the triangle nose and glue it between and slightly below the eyes.
  4. Glue the cheeks on either side of the nose or use a pink marker to draw them on.
  5. Use a black marker to draw on the scarecrow's mouth below the nose.
  6. Create the scarecrow's hair by gluing 3 of the long triangle hair pieces together. Repeat for the other side.
  7. Next, glue the hair on either side of the face, above the eyes. Take the small top hair pieces and glue them just above the eyes.
  8. Glue the scarecrow by gluing the triangle hat to the top of the head.
  9. Finish it off by gluing the patch to the hat, then use the black marker to draw on the stitch marks.

Scarecrow Face Template

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