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10+ Fall Scarecrow Crafts for Kids

Updated May 14, 2024

Scarecrows are a staple craft idea once fall rolls around.

All the fields and harvest themes demand that someone be there watching over the crops, and the scarecrow steps up to handle the job.

Luckily, kids are full in on the cute little sentries, so they will be on board for these 12 scarecrow crafts for kids.


scarecrow crafts for kids


10+ Fall Scarecrow Crafts for Kids

Paper Bag Scarecrow by Crafts by Amanda

This poofy fellow looks far too inviting to scare anyone, but that’s okay. He works better as a porch decorator anyway.

And there is a template for the harder-to-design parts.

scarecrow crafts for kids



Paper Scarecrow Craft by Our Kid Things

Next, we have a cute little guy with a template and only a few pieces.

This makes him ideal for younger kids to put together easily.

scarecrow crafts for kids


Paper Plate Scarecrow Craft by Messy Little Monster

This paper plate scarecrow is a really neat craft idea.

It combines a paper plate craft with a stitching craft for a fun project that also develops fine motor skills.

scarecrow crafts for kids


DIY Scarecrow Mason Jar by Easy Peasy and Fun

It is surprisingly easy to turn a mason jar into a cute scarecrow.

Just a few simple supplies are all you need, and kids can even help or make this while supervised.

scarecrow crafts for kids


Popsicle Stick Scarecrow by Little Ladoo

The simplicity of this craft makes it ideal for kids.

And it can be scaled up or down, depending on the child’s ability level. It involves gluing, coloring, and cutting.

scarecrow crafts for kids



Wooden Spoon Scarecrow by The Best Ideas for Kids

Besides being a perfect fall decoration, these wooden spoon scarecrows are absolutely adorable.

Kids will be able to help out and then will be so proud to see it displayed.

scarecrow crafts for kids



Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Craft by Mommy Made That

This is another craft where the genius lies in simplicity.

Almost anyone can make this one, and it still looks great once it’s finished.

scarecrow crafts for kids


Scarecrow Name Craft by Simple Everyday Mom

A big, important step in a child’s development is learning to recognize or even spell their name.

Name recognition crafts such as this printable scarecrow offer a great chance to practice with their name.

scarecrow crafts for kids


Paper Scarecrow Puppet Craft by Kids Craft Room

While all sorts of details can be added to a scarecrow to make it extra authentic, this one goes even further.

Patches on the scarecrow’s overalls make it really stand out in its field.

scarecrow crafts for kids


Paper Plate Scarecrow by Arty Crafty Kids

While many crafts capture cute scarecrows, most lack the slightly scruffy appearance of real scarecrows.

And while many people like it this way, some might want a bit more authenticity.

This one embraces the shagginess by using scrap materials to create a wild-looking fellow who will definitely scare some crows.

scarecrow crafts for kids



Build A Scarecrow Printable Craft by Little Bins for Little Hands

This scarecrow craft is perfect for kids and should keep them busy for a while.

Print out the template, and then have them color it, cut it out, and glue it together.

scarecrow crafts for kids



Scarecrow Toilet Paper Roll Craft by The Printables Fairy

Toilet paper roll crafts are so much fun and help the planet by repurposing trash.

Use the printable to turn one into a cute little scarecrow right away.

scarecrow crafts for kids


Fall Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

  1. Fall Lacing Cards
    • Create lacing cards shaped like leaves, pumpkins, or scarecrows. Use thick cardboard or foam sheets and punch holes around the edges. Provide colorful yarn or shoelaces for threading, which helps develop fine motor skills.
  2. Leaf Crafts
    • Leaf Rubbings: Place a leaf under a sheet of paper and rub crayons over the top to reveal the leaf’s texture.
    • Leaf Collages: Collect different shapes and colors of leaves, then glue them onto paper to create fun designs.
    • Leaf Painting: Use leaves as stamps by dipping them in paint and pressing them onto paper to create unique patterns.
  3. Pumpkin Seed Painting
    • Clean and dry pumpkin seeds, then let kids paint them with various colors. Use the painted seeds to create mosaics or decorate other fall crafts.
  4. Fall Sensory Bins
    • Fill a bin with items like dried corn kernels, acorns, pinecones, and small pumpkins. Add scoops, cups, and small toys for kids to explore different textures and practice scooping and pouring.
  5. Nature Walk and Scavenger Hunt
    • Take a walk outdoors and give kids a list of fall items to find, such as different colored leaves, acorns, pinecones, and small rocks. This encourages observation and exploration of nature.
  6. Pumpkin Decorating
    • Instead of carving, let toddlers and preschoolers decorate pumpkins with paint, stickers, and markers. It’s a safer and mess-free alternative.
  7. Apple Stamping


scarecrow crafts for kids


Fall Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers

  1. “The Little Scarecrow Boy” by Margaret Wise Brown
    • A charming story about a little scarecrow who wants to be as brave and scary as his father. It’s a tale of determination and growing up.
  2. “Otis and the Scarecrow” by Loren Long
    • Otis the tractor befriends a lonely scarecrow who is new to the farm. This book teaches lessons about kindness and friendship.
  3. Leaves” by David Ezra Stein
    • Follow a young bear who experiences his first fall and the changing seasons. It’s a simple yet beautiful story about nature and change.
  4. “Fall Mixed Up” by Bob Raczka
    • A funny and engaging book where all the signs of fall are humorously mixed up. Kids will enjoy spotting the silly mistakes.
  5. “Scarecrow Magic” by Ed Masessa
    • A magical tale about a scarecrow who comes to life at night and has adventures. It sparks imagination and a sense of wonder.



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  • Sue Winters RN

    Sue Winters, RN - Co-Founder of Maternity Comfort Solutions Sue combines 20 years of nursing with a rich background in early childhood education. Co-founder of Maternity Comfort Solutions, her articles provide creative toddler activities and practical tips on pregnancy nutrition and baby shower planning, embodying her commitment to supporting families through early parenthood.

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