Monday, November 12, 2018

Dress a Scarecrow

Anyone else feel like Fall is hurtling by at record speed? I feel like I just recovered from Halloween and today I see my calendar has me almost half way through November how can that be? In part I know the answer is because of my children's crazy enthusiasm for every season, no idea where they get that from (hehe). This past weekend we did all those good fall activities like leaf raking, apple cider drinking and cinnamon baking before settling around a nice log fire and crafting. Perfect, I love fall.

I created a simple fun scarecrow printable for the kids to cut out and decorate. It ended up being such an easy and simple activity for all ages I thought it worth sharing here too so that you too can go make your own scarecrow and enjoy a warm fall crafty afternoon thats easy peasy and only requires access to a printer, scissors and glue.

You will need:

  • Scarecrow printable download your own here
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Patterned paper and or fabric (Download free patterned paper we created here)

Step 1

Print the two scarecrow PDF's from here. Then have your child cut the templates out for cloth sizing, and also have them cut out the different faces and the hat if they wish. If you have young children you might want to do the cutting part fir them and let them do the sticking.


Step 2

Gather your patterned paper and fabric or print your own from our selection here. Then using the template have your child cut various t-shirts and trousers for the scarecrow to wear.

Step 3

Once you have a few different options lay out the decorate a scarecrow sheet and have your child fashion their scarecrow. Encourage them to add extra details not included with the printable, maybe they'd like to design their own hat or draw their own face - let them get creative. 

Want to extend the activity color the hat or add other items in the background. Or why not offer buttons, yarn or ribbon to embellish their outfits, add real straw for hair etc.

We hope you enjoy a fun crafty scarecrow session as much as we did with these. Drop us a note and let me know what you think if you use them, I'd love to hear from you.

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