Craft Stick Scarecrow

Create a mini scarecrow out of craft sticks and paper.
Craft Stick Scarecrow craft

Materials

  • 3 large craft sticks
  • Colored paper
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Raffia, yarn or string
  • White glue
  • Scissors

Steps

Step 1 Craft Stick Scarecrow craft 1. Glue two large craft sticks together on one end to create the scarecrow's main body.
Step 2 Craft Stick Scarecrow craft 2. Create the arms by positioning a third craft stick perpendicular to and close to the top end of the first two so that the craft sticks form a cross.
Step 3 Craft Stick Scarecrow craft 3. To make the scarecrow's head, cut out an oval shape out of brown or ochre-colored paper. Glue this on the top end of the cross.
Step 4 Craft Stick Scarecrow craft 4. Using the same brown or ochre-colored paper in Step 3, cut out 2 pairs of trapezoids to make the hands and feet. The feet should be slightly larger than the hands.
Step 5 Craft Stick Scarecrow craft 5. Cut fringes on the wider side of each trapezoid.
Step 6 Craft Stick Scarecrow craft 6. Glue the hands onto the tips of the craft stick arms.
Step 7 Craft Stick Scarecrow craft 7. Cut strips of yarn, string or raffia for the scarecrow's hair. Glue these along the sides of the head.
Step 8 Craft Stick Scarecrow craft 8. Cut out and glue on a paper hat as well.
Step 9 Craft Stick Scarecrow craft 9. You can draw the facial features with markers or crayons, or glue on materials such as wiggle eyes for the eyes, paper for the nose, and a short piece of string for the mouth.
Step 10 Craft Stick Scarecrow craft 10. Cut out clothes out of paper or fabric and glue these onto the scarecrow's body.
Step 11a Craft Stick Scarecrow craft 11. Glue the fringed paper feet at the end of the scarecrow's trousers. .
Step 11b Craft Stick Scarecrow craft 12. Add some more details on your scarecrow's wardrobe if you like. I tied a string around my scarecrow's waist to make a belt!

Once done, you can use your craft stick scarecrow as a puppet or character for storytelling or role playing. You can also use it as one of your decorations for an autumn or harvest-themed room.

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