I’m a big fan of scarecrow crafts, they are adorably cute and the perfect way to get creative with the kids during autumn, harvest and thanksgiving too. The cute scarecrow craft we’re sharing with you today is easily made with craft foam and there’s a free printable scarecrow template to make it super simple.
I think these scarecrows look gorgeous stuck to greeting cards or popped on to jumbo craft sticks to make your own fun scarecrow puppets. What a fun Fall craft for kids.
Whether you’re making this scarecrow craft for Fall, harvest time or thanksgiving, kids will find them so much fun. Why not couple them up with some of our other favourite Autumn crafts too for lots of seasonal creativity.
- Leaf Sewing is a fun way to introduce kids to sewing and great for building fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
- Leaf Sensory Bags made with oil and water are mess free and mesmerising.
- Kids will have loads of fun going on a nature hunt to fill their beautiful Fall Sensory Bottles.
- Leaf Window Clings look stunning and are a really unusual way to explore Autumn art.
Supplies To Make A Foam Scarecrow Craft
- Craft Foam
- Low Temp Glue Gun
- Black Sharpie
- Plaid Ribbon
- Artificial Flowers
- Craft Straw (Raffia)
How To Make A Foam Scarecrow Craft
Start your scarecrow craft session by downloading and printing the free Scarecrow Template. (Available at the end of this post.)
Next trace around the scarecrow template onto your craft foam and cut out the pieces.
Using the photographs to guide you, use the cool temp glue gun to attach the head on top of the dark brown portion of the back of the scarecrow’s hat.
Then glue the raffia straw onto the dark brown portion of the hat.
Glue the light brown hat on top of the head, slightly overlapping the straw.
Glue a straight line of red or green craft foam onto the top of the hat. Cut off any excess.
Glue the eyes, nose and rosy pink cheeks onto the face.
Turn the scarecrow over and glue the plaid ribbon to the back. Fold the ribbon over so that you don’t have any rough edges.
Glue another piece of plaid ribbon on the outside of the scarf. Fray the edges with scissors.
Glue an artificial sunflower on top of the hat.
Use a black marker to draw on a smile and your scarecrow craft is finished. Enjoy it as it is or glue it on to a stick to make a quick scarecrow puppet.
Whether you’re making scarecrows in the classroom or at home, this scarecrow craft pattern makes it easy instructions to make a scarecrow will have you up and running in no time. Those pesky crows don’t stand a chance!
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