Fall is here!
There are so many great fall crafts to do with your nanny kids, but this popsicle stick scarecrow is one of my favorites. Though it requires some adult assistance, it’s a pretty simple craft using items you probably already have in your craft bin.
- Popsicle Sticks (You can use any size sticks; it will only affect the amount of sticks needed.)
- School Glue
- Orange Construction Paper
- Yellow Construction Paper
- Tan Paint
- Brown Paint (any color works)
- Googly Eyes
- Brown Marker
- Optional: Sequins, Button, or Jewel
- If you’re using large popsicle sticks, glue together the sides of five sticks. I’ve used wax paper to lay my craft on so I can easily peel it off once it dries. Then, glue one stick across the others at a slant, starting near the middle of the vertical sticks.
- Paint the portion below the horizontal stick tan. Paint the rest brown.
- Cut out an orange triangle for the nose. Cut small strips of yellow paper for the hair. Cut out a flower shape from the yellow paper to glue onto the hat of the scarecrow.
- Glue orange triangle, googly eyes, flower and yellow paper strips into place.
- Add flower centerpiece of sequins, a button, or a jewel, if desired. Lastly, draw on scarecrow’s mouth with the brown marker.
One of my favorite things about this craft is that it makes a wonderful decoration. What’s better than a child-made decoration you actually want to display?
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