Google+ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Fall Kids Craft: Mr. & Mrs. Scarecrow

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fall Kids Craft: Mr. & Mrs. Scarecrow

We are enjoying our exploration of all things Fall
& the Lil Divas have been begging to make scarecrows.

After reading The Scarecrow's Hat -
(one of my favorite scarecrow books)
we made easy & fun Paper Bag Scarecrows.


What You Need:
paper bags (brown or white)
construction paper (various color)
yarn or string
glue
markers
scissors
newspaper, paper or paper towels


What To Do:
1. Stuff paper bag with crumpled newspaper, paper or paper towels.
2. Tie bag with yarn/string.  
3. Fold over remainder of bag and cut into strips

This will be your scarecrow's head.


4. Cut paper into strips for hair in desired color.


5. I drew a hat onto paper & the Lil Divas cut it out.
6. Glue hat onto strips on top of bag.
7. Add strips on back of hat and under the front as hair.



8. Cut a strip in desired color for the trim on the hat & glue on.


9. Use marker to add facial features -
you can substitute wiggly eyes or stickers for this part as well.


Here are the Lil Divas completed scarecrows - 
Meet Mr. Scarecrow


& Mrs. Scarecrow


They are a happy addition to our fall decorations.


Books We Read:



Check out these fun Scarecrow Resources for some learning fun:
Scarecrow Packs - 2 Teaching Mommies
Scarecrow & Corn Alphabet Match & 
Scarecrow Number Matching - ChildCareLand.com
Fall Fun Learning Pack - Homeschool Creations

Bern

9 comments:

  1. They turned out so cute! We like the book - The scarecrow's Hat!

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  2. Cute! We did a scarecrow theme last week and a very similar craft. :)

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  3. These guys are CUTE!! And I don't mean your girls (well.. they are too of course)

    Thank you for linking to Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  4. Oh cute! These are just adorable! What a fun and creative project for an older child! Thanks for sharing this.
    Could you please link this post up for Fun STuff Fridays?


    http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/11/introducing-fun-stuff-fridays.html

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  5. What a cute craft! These are such fun.

    Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

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  6. These are great! I may have to do these with my kids as we have a ton of paper bags leftover from a birthday party. Visiting from The Play Academy. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  7. These are awesome!! What size bag did you use? It looks like lunch bag size may be too small? Thanks!!

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