Where we live, October means the weather is starting to cool down, the corn fields have been harvested, and leaves are changing to rich red and gold. In my mind, fall practically begs for an indoor day with a pot of simmering chili, apple crisp, and scarecrow crafts with the kids. Here’s a fun Cut-and-Paste Scarecrow Craft with a free printable template to add to your must-dos this fall.
Materials Needed for Cut-and-Paste Scarecrow Craft
Paint, crayons, or colored pencils
(optional) Card stock for mounting finished craft
Download and print (on white card stock) the Scarecrow Craft Template.
How To Use the Scarecrow Template
Paint or color the scarecrow pieces. My kids are often asking to paint, so we usually paint our printable template crafts. Washable tempera paint in basic colors is our go-to choice.
Depending on the look you desire, cut on the outside or inside of each shape’s black outline. Since this template includes several small or intricate pieces, younger kids may need help with this step.
Assemble scarecrow pieces with glue, beginning with the larger main pieces: head, hat, shirt, pants.
Next, add the scarecrow’s embellishments to give it some character! I included several pieces in the scarecrow template so kids can decorate to their imagination’s content. Some will want to go all out, while others may keep it simple. The fun part of template crafts is there is no right way to assemble them.
Cut the “wood stick” template piece into one long and two short sections. No worries about them being exact.
Place a little glue on the pieces of “straw” and tuck the pieces under the hat, sleeves, pant legs (or wherever you wish). Place the short “stick” pieces under each arm, and the long one between the legs to make your scarecrow appear to be hanging on a wooden post.
Use a black or brown marker to add eyes, mouth, or any other details you’d like. Mount on a piece of card stock, and display your festive fall scarecrow craft.
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