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- Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Magnet
- 40+ Fun Fall Scarecrow Craft Ideas That Are Easy
- Fall Scarecrow Crafts for Kids
- How to Make a Scarecrow?
- Adorable Scarecrow Themed Projects
- 1. Paper plate and construction paper scarecrow
- 2. Scarecrow popsicle stick puppets
- 3. Scarecrow puppets with cut out paper outfits
- 4. Popsicle stick and foam paper scarecrows
- 5. Toilet paper roll scarecrows
- 6. Footprint scarecrow painting
- 7. Paper bag scarecrows
- 8. Potato stamp and yarn scarecrows
- 9. Wizard of Oz themed pumpkin scarecrows
- 10. Mini pumpkin and buttons scarecrow
- 11. Little crocheted scarecrow
- 12. Kid scarecrow from hand-me-down clothes
- 13. Scarecrow cupcakes
- 14. Scarecrow taco dip
- 15. Wooden spoon scarecrow
- Craft Stick Scarecrows
- Scarecrow Craft with Video / Fall Crafts by EconoCrafts
- What You’ll Need to Make Your Own Scarecrow Craft
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- Watch Jenny Make her Scarecrow Craft
- Do You Have any Craft Ideas or Questions
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Popsicle Stick Scarecrow
Hi, friends! Fall is in full swing, and I have a ton of great ideas for you to fall into this fall! My favorite is this popsicle stick scarecrow, inspired by This Girl’s Life Blog?! Isn’t it adorable?!
POPSICLE STICK SCARECROW CRAFT
This popsicle stick scarecrow was so easy to make! Here’s what you’ll need…
- 12 popsicle sticks
- Orange paint
- Flesh-colored paint
- Googly eyes
- Orange felt
- Fall flower
- Black permanent marker
- Hot glue gun
First, you’ll need to trim two of the popsicle sticks.
Line up nine of the popsicle sticks to create somewhat of a square.
Attach the two trimmed popsicle sticks across the back using a hot glue gun.
If you’ll be having your students paint these, I would draw a diagonal line across the top so that they know where to paint the orange and flesh-colored paint. I did not do this for myself, but I will definitely be doing this for my kiddos.
Paint the remaining popsicle stick orange. This will be used to create the brim of the scarecrow’s hat.
Attach the hat brim, googly eyes, felt nose, fall flower and raffia hair using a hot glue gun. Draw on a cute scarecrow mouth, and your popsicle stick scarecrow is complete! Isn’t he so stinkin’ cute?!
To go along with our cute popsicle stick scarecrow, we’ll be learning a simple scarecrow poem that we’ll place inside of our poetry binders.
After reading the poem each day, we will complete a different activity… including locating the word wall words, learning the word “big,” practicing the sh- digraph, and highlighting the capital letters.
Plus, we’ll be playing this fun sight word game! My kiddos always go crazy for the “Shoo!” card!
|Shape Recognition, Graphing, Analyzing Data|
|Counting On from a Given Number|
|Addition and Subtraction|
|Color Word Recognition|
|Sight Word Identification|
You can check out all of these fall math and literacy center activities and MORE in my Fall Frenzy Pack!
Now, here’s a great fall freebie to fall into! It is chock full of some great fall math activities, which are sure to keep your kiddos falling in love with math!
Now, hop on over to the other amazing bloggers to fall into some MORE great ideas for fall!
45 Outstanding Popsicle Craft Stick DIY Ideas
Whether you call them craft sticks or popsicle sticks, every crafter should know what you're talking about. You'll be pleasantly surprised to see the range of projects that can be made (and made inexpensively) with this versatile craft supply. A lot of these projects would make thoughtful gifts, holiday ornaments, and playful home décor pieces. Let's get started!
Make the cute farm animals shown above using the directions at make and takes.
I love these little scarecrows and think they would be so cute tucked in a potted plant. This would be a great Thanksgiving project you could keep through the fall.
These Christmas trees would look great included in a winter village scene. Make sure to add drifted snow on the branches for a realistic touch!
I think these birds are one of the cutest projects for kids to make. Think of the many ways you could use them. I'm thinking about using them to create a mobile for a baby's room or turn into ornaments for the Christmas tree.
Dad will love receiving a handmade gift this pencil holder. It can be used on a desk in a home or office.
I think this mirror would be extra elegant if the sunburst was painted black. Whether you leave it natural or paint it, this is a great project to try.
I think making a trivet would be a great group project for a classroom or scout troop. It'd be a useful gift to give to Mom or Grandma.
This Advent tree would be a nice project for the home or a classroom. Craftnest shares the instructions for how to put it together.
These sweet garden fairies are a simple and easy craft. You can customize this in so many ways, so here's to letting your imagination run free!
Little boys especially will enjoy making this alligator and then chasing their siblings around with them.
These unique fish can be put together with just a few craft supplies and are sure to excite the kids.
If you make one of these bracelets, I can assure you that you'll want to make more of them. They're very attractive!
Ask the kids for ideas about where and how to use these Santas, and you'll have reasons to make lots of them.
Let the children show their patriotism by making flags with popsicle sticks. You'll find the directions at The Suburban Mom.
This school bus frame would be such a nice way to remember how the kids looked across different grades. Use the school photo of the year to put into the frame. Imagine lining up a bunch of school buses as a playful wall arrangement.
Painted black, silver, or gold, these giant snowflakes could be used as year-round wall décor. Learn how to assemble them at Craftynest.
This little reindeer is so cute! Make all of the Xmas characters: Santa, snowmen, and reindeer. You could place them on a piece of paper decorated with a winter scene to let your kids play with them!
Make a cute boat and take it sailing in a pond or tub. You can turn it into a game or race and have fun with friends.
Make these beautiful airplanes with make happy. The kids will really enjoy customizing their plane designs.
Sometimes it's difficult for kids to think of things that they can make to give to their dad or mom as a gift. This trinket box is a great gift item that the kids can put together themselves and feel good about giving away.
I can see this project being made into a mobile. I'd paint it yellow and sprinkle it with glitter for a beautiful touch.
A boys imagination knows no end when he has fences and gates to hold his farm animals or cars.
One thing that kids to do is to make toys or games using craft sticks. A great example is making their own popsicle stick memory game.
Find out how you can transfer a photo image onto the craft sticks to make a personalized puzzle. These would be such a sweet thing to slip into a gift!
Any child would be so proud if they made Mom something she could use— a handmade recipe holder.
I think this Nativity scene is my all-time favorite craft stick project. It's simple but beautiful and easy to make.
How clever is this use for craft sticks? Go to Momaha for the instructions.
You can make a little garden fence the one above over at favecrafts.
Kids will love making and playing a harmonica that they've constructed themselves.
I think kids would really enjoy making and using a mini weaving loom. If you want to save time, make the looms ahead of time so the kids just do the weaving. Our Creative Day is where you'll find the instructions.
What's not to love about these stick critters? The kids will love making and playing with them.
Let the kids make magnets to hang artwork on the fridge! Because they'll remember what they made, it'll be easy for them to match their art to the magnet.
I love little homemade nativities, and this DIY one is really cute.
This is an outstanding project that teachers could use in the classroom. Use this project when teaching what the bald eagle signifies in American history.
Although the tutorial doesn't give specific directions, they have great photos that show you how to make these sled ornaments. You can use this in so many ways!
Teens who to wear jewelry that they made themselves will enjoy this pendant project. I think the pendant doesn't even look it's made from a popsicle stick!
There are so many occasions when a gift this would be appropriate, other than the obvious Valentine's Day. To make a photo puzzle gift for someone you love, go to all for the MEMORIES for the instructions.
Learn how to make this craft stick scarecrow at Today's Creative Ideas.
The kids will love to help make a tree full of snowflakes these for Christmas. Some pom-poms can be purchased already with glitter on them, which I think would be very pretty. See how to make these snowflakes at It Happens In a Blink.
I love this puppet theater because you can make so many different characters with craft sticks. Imagine the three little pigs or even Bible characters. You'll find the tutorial for the puppets and puppet theater at CRAFTS BY Amanda.
It is so much fun decorating for Halloween and the scarier the better. Help the kids make spider webs this year.
The abacus is an ancient math device, but it is still a great way to practice basic math skills.
Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Magnet Craft for Kids!
Learn how to make this super easy and quick popsicle stick scarecrow craft for kids. The perfect non-scary craft that makes an awesome magnet to hang onto the fridge.
If you saw the new scarecrow that I picked up at the farmer’s market in this post then you will know where my inspiration for this week’s Crafting with Kids! craft came from.
I thought they were just too darling. I don’t have a lot of fall decor for my kitchen area so I thought a scarecrow magnet would be fun.
Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Magnet
Supplies you will need:
1. Start off by using Elmer’s glue to glue on your craft sticks, 7 of them, to your cardstock or cardboard. It really doesn’t matter what you use for the backing just as long as it is strong enough to support the sticks. Also, make sure that you cut your backing so that it’s not longer or wider than the popsicle sticks. Let dry!
2. This is the step the parent will want to help with. Hot glue a few strands of the raffia onto one craft stick for the scarecrow’s hair. I just cut a few pieces for each side. Once the hot glue is dry you can then glue the stick onto the rest of the scarecrow body.
3. We choose to paint the scarecrow at this point. If you think it would be easier for your kids to paint prior to attaching the hairpiece then you can do that beforehand. We just found it easier to paint afterward. Now that everything is painted you get to sit and watch paint dry. Luckily it’s just craft paint and it will be dry in minutes, not hours.
4. The next step is to paint on the adorable face. Depending on the age and painting skill level of your children you could always paint the face on for them or cut out pieces of felt or foam and attach with glue. We didn’t add anything to the hat but I think we might go back and add a flower as well. Just dress it up, however, you it.
5. Attach magnets to the back of your scarecrow. I used two .75 inch adhesive magnets to hold mine up. That’s it, you are all done with your popsicle stick scarecrow.
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Want to print these craft instructions?
- Popsicle Sticks
- Craft Paint (orange, white, black, red)
- Cardstock / Cardboard
- Hot Glue Gun / Glue
- Elmer’s Glue
- Start off by using Elmer’s glue to glue on your craft sticks, 7 of them, to your cardstock or cardboard. It really doesn’t matter what you use for the backing just as long as it is strong enough to support the sticks. Also, make sure that you cut your backing so that it’s not longer or wider than the popsicle sticks. Let dry!
- This is the step the parent will want to help with. Hot glue a few strands of the raffia onto one craft stick for the scarecrow’s hair. I just cut a few pieces for each side. Once the hot glue is dry you can then glue the stick onto the rest of the scarecrow body.
- We choose to paint the scarecrow at this point. If you think it would be easier for your kids to paint prior to attaching the hairpiece then you can do that beforehand. We just found it easier to paint afterward. Now that everything is painted you get to sit and watch paint dry. Luckily it’s just craft paint and it will be dry in minutes, not hours
- The next step is to paint on the adorable face. Depending on the age and painting skill level of your children you could always paint the face on for them or cut out pieces of felt or foam and attach with glue. We didn’t add anything to the hat but I think we might go back and add a flower as well. Just dress it up, however, you it.
- Attach magnets to the back of your scarecrow. I used two .75 inch adhesive magnets to hold mine up. That’s it, you are all done with your popsicle stick scarecrow.
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40+ Fun Fall Scarecrow Craft Ideas That Are Easy
Nothing can spell fall better than some staples such as pumpkins, gourds and of course scarecrow crafts.
Wondering how to make a scarecrow? Go through our gallery of images to get ideas on crafting scarecrows with easily available materials mason jars, tin cans, pumpkins, candy corn, burlap, play dough, paper or simply popsicle sticks.
Go through our fall crafts for toddlers to get amazing simple craft ideas that preschoolers can whip up during the fall season.
Fall Scarecrow Crafts for Kids
- Paper Scarecrow: Whip up a cute scarecrow this fall with brown stock paper, green, orange and yellow construction paper, large craft eyes, glue and pipe cleaners.
- Play Dough Scarecrow: Engage your preschooler to make a scarecrow using different colors of play dough. All you would need are easily available craft supplies such as Popsicle sticks or pipe cleaners, shredded paper, buttons, Googly eyes, play dough, and tools. You can check out more DIY autumn craft ideas for toddlers.
- Popsicle Stick Scarecrow: Let your children have fun crafting a scarecrow with Popsicle sticks, orange, yellow, white and brown paper, scissors, glue, brown paint and a black You can check out more Popsicle craft ideas.
How to Make a Scarecrow?
You can whip up a DIY scarecrow with an array of materials such as terracotta pots, pumpkins, burlap, Mason jar, wood pallet, tin can and a whole lot of other things. Let’s check out some unique fall crafts for adults.
- Clay pot Scarecrow: Give a spin to the clay pots to craft a cute scarecrow. All you would need is 3”-4” diameter clay pots, buttons, orange felt, acrylic paint, paint brushes and ¼” diameter and 12” long wooden dowel etc.
- Mason jar Scarecrow: With some craft staples glue, scissors, felt-paper, acrylic paint and buttons, give your old mason jars a complete makeover. With a little creativity transform them into adorable scarecrows.
Still wondering about new scarecrow craft ideas? Exploring the gallery of images here and you wouldn’t be able to resist crafting a unique scarecrow with ordinary items and craft supplies.
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Adorable Scarecrow Themed Projects
In most places, scarecrows are a fun fall feature that come out between the months of September and December, usually as décor. There’s just something so cute about their clearly homemade nature that hearkens back to nostalgic downhome memories, whether your scarecrow is an actual standing one placed outside or just a scarecrow themed craft.
In some places, though, scarecrows stay out all year round because winter snow doesn’t fall and crows and other birds are always out scavenging in the garden.
Regardless of which kind of place you live in, this is the perfect time of year for making yourself a new scarecrow, or even just doing some scarecrow crafts for fun because you’re feeling the seasonal autumn spirit.
Just in case you’re in need of some ideas or inspiration, here’s a list of 15 of the cutest scarecrows and scarecrow crafts we’ve come across so far!
1. Paper plate and construction paper scarecrow
Are you looking for something simple and quick that your kids can make while you’re busy in the kitchen on a chilly Saturday afternoon? Then We think this paper plate scarecrow idea is the perfect idea for you! Besides letting you upcycle a houseware that you probably already have somewhere, it lets your kids practice their simple cut and paste techniques and even get into drawing and colouring a little bit. Find out the steps for making your own on Fantastic First Graders.
2. Scarecrow popsicle stick puppets
When it comes to easy crafts that will keep our kids busy both during the crafting process and after, there are few things they love more than popsicle stick puppets.
Besides the fun of actually make their shapes and characters, they get to enjoy playing little games with them when they’re all finished! Check out this feature on Pinterest that suggests making cut and paste construction paper scarecrow heads with simple, single popsicle stick bodies.
3. Scarecrow puppets with cut out paper outfits
Are your kids just a little bit older and, even though they still love stick puppets and would probably making scarecrows, you think the idea we just showed you above is a little too simple? In that case, perhaps they’d prefer to make these full scarecrow puppets instead! East Coast Mommy shows you how to either draw or print little scarecrows, colour them in with all kinds of cute outfits and details, and turn them into full bodied popsicle stick puppets!
4. Popsicle stick and foam paper scarecrows
Are your kids actually such big fans of making things from popsicle sticks that you think perhaps they’d rather skip the colouring tools and construction paper all together and work mostly with the sticks? Then we’d suggest giving these popsicle stick and foam paper scarecrow faces a try instead! See What We Did Today shows you how to make the base from wooden crafting sticks, as well as how to cut out details and shapes from foam to make the smile, hair, and hat.
5. Toilet paper roll scarecrows
Are you the kind of crafty family who loves to save regular household wares for DIY purposes and crafts with recycled or upcycled supplies whenever possible rather than just throwing them out? In that case, you’re basically the perfect family to make super cute, totally fun things toilet paper rolls! Grab the scissors, construction paper, and glue and check out how Crafty Morning gave some plain old toilet paper rolls cute little scarecrow makeovers!
6. Footprint scarecrow painting
In our house, painting is definitely one of the most popular crafting techniques.
Besides making heir own freehand art with their paints, our kids also love that painting can be messy! It makes sense, then, that their favourite kind of painting craft is the kind that involves a hand or foot print as a base that can be transformed into just about anything! In this tutorial, Sweet and Lovely Crafts shows you how to transform a painted footprint into a cute fall scarecrow.
7. Paper bag scarecrows
Did the idea of making cute crafted scarecrows regular old kitchen supplies really appeal to you but you don’t have paper plates on hand and the kids are ready to get crafting right now? Then consider checking whether you have paper bags sitting in the kitchen drawer at your disposal instead! 1 Pure Heart shows you how to use coloured paper and crayons to turn paper bags into little scarecrows that you can fill with fall snacks when they’re done.
8. Potato stamp and yarn scarecrows
If you and your kids have never tried potato stamping crafts, then we’re sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out! Even simply just cutting a potato in half and dipping it in some paint, which is something we know our kids certainly have a blast with, can be turned into an awesome little seasonal picture. Check out how Glued to My Crafts made little potato heads and decorated them with cut and pasted paper hats and cute yarn hair!
9. Wizard of Oz themed pumpkin scarecrows
When you decided you wanted to make scarecrow crafts, were you immediately set on the idea of making something a little more involved than popsicle stick puppets? us, do you also usually think immediately of the scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz? Then these hilarious movie themed pumpkins featured on Pinterest are the perfect idea for you! It’s playing dress up but with painted pumpkins instead of your friends or kids.
10. Mini pumpkin and buttons scarecrow
Do you love the idea of crafting with pumpkins and making pumpkin scarecrows but you’ve already used all your full sized pumpkins for the year and only have mini pumpkins left? Then you should definitely take a look at this adorable mini pumpkin and small terra cotta planter scarecrow from Glued to My Crafts instead! We love the way they added buttons down the front and used faux leaves to make a cute collar and a hat.
11. Little crocheted scarecrow
Are you a yarn crafting enthusiast who absolutely loves to crochet and you’d been looking for ways to share that passion with your kids? Well, this adorable amigurumi crocheted scarecrow is an amazing way to do it! If your kids are a little bit older and already crochet themselves then this pattern might actually be a manageable one for them to try themselves! If not, then simply making them this cute doll will make a great seasonal gift and might also peak their interest in crochet. Check the pattern itself out on Sanity by Stitches.
12. Kid scarecrow from hand-me-down clothes
Have you just done a fall clear your kids’ clothes and you’ve got them all packed up and ready for donation, but you just haven’t gotten around to taking the bag down to the depot yet? Well, before you do that, grab an old pair of jeans and a shirt and make a kid sized scarecrow, just Just a Girl and Her Blog did here. Imagine how cute your kids will look standing next to a scarecrow version of themselves in some lovely fall pictures!
13. Scarecrow cupcakes
Have you been scrolling through these scarecrow projects thinking about how you definitely appreciate these cute, crafty ideas, but knowing that your best DIY skills actually lie in the kitchen? Then here’s an idea that might be a little bit better for you! We can’t get over how Holidays Page used shredded wheat as hay, graham crackers and Twix bar for hats, and orange M&M’s for noses in order to make adorable scarecrow cupcakes!
14. Scarecrow taco dip
Are you still looking for food based scarecrow crafts because making cute things in the kitchen is your absolute favourite kind of DIY, but you’ve already done a lot of baking this fall and you just don’t really need more cupcakes right now, the ones we showed you earlier? Then maybe you’d prefer to make this delicious bean taco dip arranged and design to look a scarecrow! Betty Crocker guides you through the process of making it with black olives, cherry tomatoes, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, and pita slices.
15. Wooden spoon scarecrow
Are you still very into the idea of making an actual little scarecrow but you live in an apartment building and you don’t have a yard to stand a full sized one in? In that case, maybe you’d prefer this miniature straw character made from a wooden spoon! We love the way The Nature of Grace dressed theirs up in a beautiful little seasonal dress and even gave it a little crow friend made from a wooden paint stick!
Have you made other super cute scarecrow crafts with your kids before that you don’t see on our list but that you all really enjoyed making? Tell us all about it in the comments section or link us to pictures of your finished projects!
Craft Stick Scarecrows
Scarecrows are synonymous with autumn. Making fall crafts with your kids needs to include some of these cuties! Using some craft sticks, corks and mini straw hats, you can make these cute little craft stick scarecrows. Use them as plant pokes, puppets or stick them in some Styrofoam to hold them up.
The first thing you need to do is cut a slit in the wide end of the cork. Grown ups should handle a craft knife or box cutter, but kids can do this by poking the cork with a toothpick several times. Line that slit with some white craft glue and insert the craft stick.
To make the scarecrow’s scarf you’ll need a piece of fabric, about 2 inches square. Fold it in half to make a triangle and glue it together. Then wrap it around the craft stick neck and glue in the back.
You can use a Sharpie marker to draw on a stitched smile, then glue on googly eyes and a triangle scrap of orange felt.
Take cut pieces of yarn and line them up next to each other, put white glue on top of the cork head, then turn upside down to stick the head to the yarn. Put some glue inside the rim of the hat and add it to the head.
Here’s a printable version for you. Have fun!
Psst! Here’s something fun for the kids.. a paper bag scarecrow! And another cool project is this reversible scarecrow snowman sign!
- 1 craft stick
- 1 cork available at craft stores
- 1 miniature straw hat
- 2 wiggle eyes
- Scraps of felt and/or material
- Yarn raffia or American Moss
- Small silk flowers
- White craft glue
- Instant grab glue
- Sharpie markers
- Craft knife or toothpick
- Holding cork with the widest end facing upward, use the craft knife to make a slit that the craft stick will fit into. You can also do this with a toothpick if you are concerned about the sharp aspect of a craft knife. Pipe a bit of white craft glue into the slit and insert the craft stick. Set aside.
- Cut a scrap of fabric or felt to about 2-inches square. Fold in half to form a triangle and glue together with instant grab glue. Cover one side of triangle with instant grab glue and attach to the front of the craft stick just below the cork (head). Fold the ends of the triangle around to the back and press together to adhere glue.
- Use a Sharpie marker to add a mouth, glue a small triangle of felt on as the nose, and add the wiggle eyes. Optionally, you can use a pink or red marker to add rosy cheeks as well.
- Cut yarn (or raffia, etc) into four pieces, each 3-inches long. Line them up side by side. Cover the top of the head with white craft glue and turn upside down, pressing the top of the head (cork) onto the pieces of yarn. This will pick up all four pieces a the same time. Turn right side up and add more craft glue on top of the yarn and inside the straw hat. Press the hat onto the head. Glue a silk flower to the hat.
You can use yarn, raffia, or straw for the scarecrow's hair. In a pinch, strips of construction paper or felt will work great too!
Scarecrow Craft with Video / Fall Crafts by EconoCrafts
This Scarecrow Craft is so adorable and fun to make. A perfect Fall craft to make this season.
What You’ll Need to Make Your Own Scarecrow Craft
First, you’re going to use 8 craft sticks. Line up 7 of them and place the 8th one on the side. Paint the top of the 7 in a diagonal line and completely paint the 8th one.
Set the craft sticks aside to dry. With your yellow construction paper and your scissors, you’re going to make 6 cuts in the construction paper for your scarecrow’s hair.
With your black marker, draw a triangle on your orange paper and cut it out. This will be your scarecrow’s nose.
Place two dabs of glue on either side of the brown paint and glue on your scarecrow’s hair. Flip over your 7 craft sticks and glue the back.
Line up your 8th craft stick along the diagonal line of the top of the sticks. By gluing the 8th stick on, this connects all of the popsicle sticks together. After that, glue on your googly eyes.
With your yellow and orange construction paper, draw a flower on the yellow construction paper and the center of the flower on the orange construction paper and cut them out.
Glue on the center of the flower to the base with the flower petals. Then glue on your flower to the brim of your scarecrow’s hat.
With your black marker, draw on your scarecrow’s smile. Draw a big smile and add dashes along the smile of the scarecrow’s mouth to look realistic.
Now you have your adorable Scarecrow Craft perfect for Fall!
Watch Jenny Make her Scarecrow Craft
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Written By Jenny Bollet
Jenny is from Long Island, NY. She’s a creative arts teacher for the dealind at The Helen Keller National Center. She went to the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC to achieve her degree in art studio and psychology.
She teaches adaptive techniques in all mediums of art (sculpture, ceramics, painting, mosaics, pottery, macrame, drawing, and multimedia) to individuals who are dealind so they can continue their creativity.
In her spare time, she loves to continue to do all mediums of art and will start her masters degree in art studio starting Fall 2019.
Scarecrow Popsicle Stick Puzzle with 3D Elements
Check out this easy Scarecrow 3D Textured Popsicle Stick Puzzle for little hands. Simple to make and hours of fun, it’s a great fall “busy bag” idea.
If you’re looking for more great ideas to keep little hands curious, check out these 12+ Fine Motor Skills Activities for preschoolers. So many great ideas for fall fun.
You’ve seen the fun little popsicle stick puzzles for toddlers or preschoolers right? Well, I wanted to take that idea and improve on it to make it even more intriguing for little hands.
So I thought that adding more color and more textures would do just that, and set out to create something special for a fall activity. What I came up with was this popsicle stick scarecrow puzzle, it is ideal as a quiet activity for younger children while you work with older children or can be taken along in a bag to restaurants or doctor appointments to keep them busy.
What You Need to Make This 3D Textured Scarecrow Popsicle Stick Puzzle
You can make your scarecrow as simple or as detailed as you . We started with a pretty simple version but game him a little dimension and texture rather than just drawing him on with a sharpie.
To make your scarecrow 3D puzzle, you will need some pretty basic craft supply items:
The following items are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store. I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.
Reminder, not all items for the fall puzzle are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for.
How to Make this Scarecrow 3D Puzzle:
Line up your sticks one as seen in the picture. It’s totally up to how tall you want your puzzle to be, but 6-8 sticks is a pretty good number. You can add painters tape to the ends if you to help keep the craft sticks from slipping around while you work.
Remove the bottom stick and cover it with glue, press down a piece of fabric, make sure that your glue is holding it down all over. Trim off excess fabric, your glue will stop the fabric from fraying. Add a button to the center with glue.
Find a small cup or bowl to trace the scarecrow head, be sure that it fits into the space of your remaining sticks. Trace and cut out a circle from burlap.Cover one side in glue and press down onto the sticks, you don’t need to leave any space between the sticks.
Put a generous amount of glue and press your hay/straw or bits of yellow paper down to make hair.
Allow your puzzle to dry completely.
Take a straight edge blade and cut each of your sticks apart.
Glue on two eyes where they should be on one stick.
Use a sharpie to add a nose on the next stick and a sewn on mouth on the next to spread your details out.
For a little older kid, they might have fun painting a few sticks with different elements, and you can make a few of “options” with different eyes, nose, mouth shapes and from different items. When it’s all dry, let your child mix and match the puzzle pieces.
For younger children you can number them from top to bottom to help them figure out where the pieces go if you .
You could even build on this fall activity to make a second set of jigsaw puzzles to make a backdrop for this fun scarecrow with some artwork for a halloween background spooky trees and clouds, a haunted forest set and other halloween decorations.
Or a little less-spooky idea would be a farm scene where they can pretend the family farm is alive with halloween antics with no scary clouds in the haunted house sky. Because scary is bad sometimes.
Really, there’s just a variety of ideas to get your little thinkers thinking. Or puzzlers puzzling, as it were.
At the end of the day this is not supposed to be some fascinating challenge for puzzlers or great artwork to display in a museum. Just good fun for kids to do when they need to be a little quiet.
More Popsicle Stick Activities
- Wide popsicle sticks
- Flannel scraps
- Burlap scraps
- A small button
- Straw/hay or cut up bits of yellow paper
- Straight edge knife
- A black sharpie
- Sticky craft glue
- Line up your sticks one as seen in the picture.
It's totally up to how tall you want your puzzle to be, but 6-8 sticks is a pretty good number. You can add painters tape to the ends if you to help keep the craft sticks from slipping around while you work.
- Remove the bottom stick and cover it with glue, press down a piece of fabric, make sure that your glue is holding it down all over.
Trim off excess fabric, your glue will stop the fabric from fraying. Add a button to the center with glue.
- Find a small cup or bowl to trace the scarecrow head, be sure that it fits into the space of your remaining sticks. Trace and cut out a circle from burlap.
Cover one side in glue and press down onto the sticks, you don’t need to leave any space between the sticks.
- Put a generous amount of glue and press your hay/straw or bits of yellow paper down to make hair.
- Allow your puzzle to dry completely.
- Take a straight edge blade and cut each of your sticks apart.
- Glue on two eyes where they should be on one stick.
- Use a sharpie to add a nose on the next stick and a sewn on mouth on the next to spread your details out.
- For a little older kid, they might have fun painting a few sticks with different elements, and you can make a few of “options” with different eyes, nose, mouth shapes and from different items. When it's all dry, let your child mix and match the puzzle pieces.
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