Is your little one into gardening and you want something that can protect their plants from those pesky birds? Or maybe you're looking for a fall-themed craft idea?
Whatever the reason may be, a scarecrow craft idea checks all the boxes.
Here we have curated a list of 30 scarecrow craft ideas for kids that are super easy and fun to make. Whether they are 5 or 15, this list will surely provide some ideas for them to try out. So let's dive in!
- Starting With The Easiest
- 1. Paperbag Scarecrow Head
- 2. Multi Shape Scarecrow
- 3. Scarecrow Glyph
- 4. Handprint Scarecrow
- 5. Ice Cream Stick Scarecrow Toy
- 6. Torn Paper Scarecrow
- 7. Mini Toilet Roll Scarecrows
- 8. Paper Plate Scarecrow Face
- 9. Cupcake Liner Scarecrow Face
- 10. Paper Scarecrow Puppet Craft For Kids
- 11. Felt Busy Box
- 12. Common Core Scarecrow
- Ideas That Are Best For Kids 6 And Above
- 13. Scarecrow Jack In A Box
- 14. Mason Jar Scarecrow Head
- 15. Scarecrow Fridge Magnet
- 16. Scarecrow Pencil Topper
- 17. Dancing Scarecrow Puppet
- 18. Scarecrow Head Book Marks
- 19. Wooden Spoon Scarecrows
- 20. Pudding Cup Scarecrow Heads
- 21. Lightbulb Scarecrow Head
- 22. Dollar Tree Scarecrow Door Hanger
- 23. Scarecrow Clay Pot Lantern
- 24. Scarecrow Pizza Pan Clothespin Wreath
- 25. Scarecrow Corner Bookmark Design
- Craft Ideas For More Grown-Up Kids
- 26. Pumpkin Scarecrow
- 27. Scarecrow Decorated Cookies
- 28. Clay Planter Scarecrow Candy Bowl
- 29. Ribbon Scarecrow Wreath
- 30. Christmas Tree Ornaments
- 31. Scarecrow Costume
- 32. Full-Size Scarecrow
- Wrap Up
Starting With The Easiest
1. Paperbag Scarecrow Head
Let's start with the easiest! This craft idea is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and tweens who aren't naturally crafty but are willing to give it a try.
In case you don't want to DIY the hat, Stacy is even giving out free printable templates in her scarecrow tutorial.
2. Multi Shape Scarecrow
More than keeping the birds away, this craft idea will help your toddler learn new things in a fun way. This shape scarecrow craft idea is great for fine motor learning and geometry.
It is a fun way to start teaching your toddler words like up and down or make them aware of shapes like square, rectangle, triangle, etc.
3. Scarecrow Glyph
This scarecrow glyph will take your kid's learning journey one step further. They will have a playful time cutting all the parts of the scarecrow and assembling them.
They can even make multiple dresses and hats to dress up their scarecrows on different days!
4. Handprint Scarecrow
If your little Picasso loves playing with paints, you will enjoy this the most! In fact, even now, as an adult, I can't get over how fun it is to smother colors all over my palms and paint with them!
Don't panic! It won't be very messy, I promise. Just check out crafty morning's tutorial and judge for yourself.
5. Ice Cream Stick Scarecrow Toy
Haven't we all collected popsicle sticks as kids? Well, if you still have some lying around in your storeroom, it is time to make use of them!
Hand over those popsicle sticks and this tutorial to your kids so they can make this adorable little scarecrow!
6. Torn Paper Scarecrow
This torn paper scarecrow is the easiest way to introduce your child to collage paintings!
Weird enough, but I find tearing paper quite therapeutic! So I absolutely loved the preparation part.
It can be a good parent-child bonding session too! So grab those stacks of paper and get started with it!
7. Mini Toilet Roll Scarecrows
If you live in an apartment with a container garden, you might need a smaller scarecrow to protect them. And this mini toilet roll scarecrow is a perfect match.
It looks super cute and is equally easy to make! This is ideal for keeping your preschooler busy for 20-30 mins.
8. Paper Plate Scarecrow Face
If you don't have many supplies at hand, and your little one still wants to make a scarecrow, then don't worry; we got you!
A paper plate and colorful paper are all you need to make this cutesy scarecrow face.
9. Cupcake Liner Scarecrow Face
Did you also try taking up baking as a hobby but didn't enjoy it much, and now have ended up with a bunch of unused cupcake liners? Don't worry; this craft idea will get them in use.
If you are looking for a fall-themed craft idea for your kids to try, check out this cupcake liner scarecrow. It'll solve both of your problems in one shot!
10. Paper Scarecrow Puppet Craft For Kids
This scarecrow puppet will be the main attraction of your kid's next play date. Or you can use this to make their autumn story times more fun.
You can even stick them in your indoor planters as fall decor!
11. Felt Busy Box
As a kid, I always loved having my own busy box. I used to have different kinds of little games and craft supplies that I enjoyed playing with.
If you also want your kid to have a busy box they'll get excited about, check out this scarecrow-themed busy box.
12. Common Core Scarecrow
Besides the how easy it is to make, this common core scarecrow will be a great addition to your kid's learning sessions.
With this, you can teach them numbers, colors, rhymes, and many other things in a fun way.
This will also be a very productive parent-child activity on the weekend.
Ideas That Are Best For Kids 6 And Above
13. Scarecrow Jack In A Box
Pranking your friends with spring boxes never gets old. I had a spider scare box. Here's an even better one for your child. The peek-a-boo scarecrow box craft idea has a very easy tutorial and will keep your child busy having fun.
14. Mason Jar Scarecrow Head
I bet you'll have at least one empty mason jar in your pantry! It's time to take it out and make this super pretty scarecrow head. Just look at it!
That bright yellow sunflower will add that perfect touch of sunshine in the fall!
15. Scarecrow Fridge Magnet
This simple yet cute popsicle scarecrow fridge magnet will add that little fall touch to your kitchen. It's not very loud, so you can easily keep this on your fridge throughout the year if you want!
Check out how to make one.
16. Scarecrow Pencil Topper
Now that we are adding a Halloween touch everywhere, why not in your kids’ study room?! Plus, this craft is a great way of recycling dryer sheets.
So, show this tutorial to your kids so they also make these fun and easy scarecrow pencil toppers.
17. Dancing Scarecrow Puppet
This craft idea is perfect for keeping your kid entertained regardless of their age. Besides, they'll have a great time making these puppet scarecrows.
18. Scarecrow Head Book Marks
Is your kid looking for a craft idea that they can gift to their friends? Then this will be a perfect option.
These funny and easy scarecrow bookmarks would make your kid want to open their books more often! Your little one can make a bunch of them, gift their friends, and have matching bookmarks!
19. Wooden Spoon Scarecrows
Aren't these scarecrow spoons the cutest? They will be the most winsome-looking part of your dinner table decor.
This is just an easy-peasy decorating craft idea, so it'll be a cakewalk for your kid. But still, check out Kim's video tutorial to make things easier.
20. Pudding Cup Scarecrow Heads
Did you ever think that you could make scarecrows even with pudding cups? Me neither!
So when I saw these, I had to share them with you!
If your kid is a Fall baby and you're planning a Fall-themed b'day bash for them, definitely add these!
21. Lightbulb Scarecrow Head
I had been wondering how to use those fused lightbulbs for so long, and the internet had quite a few ideas for me. But this one perfectly fits this list, so adding it here.
This lightbulb scarecrow head will be an absolutely unique Fall decor piece, and do I need to stress how cute it will look?
22. Dollar Tree Scarecrow Door Hanger
Welcome Fall with this themed scarecrow door hanger. Everything you need to make this craft might already be in your home. If not, you can buy it super cheap at your nearest dollar store!
Carol has shared an elaborate list of what you'll need to make this craft and a detailed tutorial.
23. Scarecrow Clay Pot Lantern
This craft idea is perfect for revamping your tea candle lanterns. This lantern will be a great addition to your Fall/Halloween decor.
It requires minimal things to make and turns out very beautiful. Candle or no candle, this scarecrow clay pot lantern will light up the ambiance.
24. Scarecrow Pizza Pan Clothespin Wreath
I came across this craft idea while looking for some wreath inspos for this Halloween. But this was one that caught my eye.
Don't worry if you don't have a similar hat that they use. Use whatever you have to give your scarecrow wreath a personal touch.
25. Scarecrow Corner Bookmark Design
If your little one is into reading or journaling, this craft idea will come in handy.
Besides, the origami hat is so easy to make that your kid can tweak it a little and make a bunch of other bookmark characters.
Check out RedTed Art's page to get a detailed video tutorial.
Craft Ideas For More Grown-Up Kids
26. Pumpkin Scarecrow
So far, most of the craft ideas were sort of indoorsy. But this craft idea is for all who want to deck out their front yard.
One common thing in both the Fall season and Halloween is pumpkins. But, warning! It is quite an over-the-top decoration!
But if you can pull it off, then why not!
27. Scarecrow Decorated Cookies
If you and your kid love spending some cooking time together, then this one's for you. Even as an adult now, I love decorating cookies. Besides, these scarecrow cookies will be a perfect fall dessert.
Imperial Sugar has shared a detailed recipe for making these cookies, so don't forget to check that out!
28. Clay Planter Scarecrow Candy Bowl
This patio decor will double up as a unique Halloween candy bowl for kids! Don't go by the looks of it, cause it's very easy to make!
It might not scare the birds, but it will definitely attract some kids. Just imagine how awed the kids will be once they see this sitting next to your door.
29. Ribbon Scarecrow Wreath
I can't stress enough how beautiful this wreath will look on anybody's door! Plus, you can even add a plant to the scarecrow's head! It's pretty and functional too. I mean, what else can you ask for?
Jeannie will show you step-by-step how you can easily make this gorgeous-looking wreath from scratch.
30. Christmas Tree Ornaments
I love putting unique ornaments on my Christmas tree. But it can be hard to find pieces that no one else will have.
So making ornaments is the best option! Besides, this scarecrow ornament will go perfectly if you have a special Fall orange Christmas in your house.
31. Scarecrow Costume
Here's a craft idea that'll turn your little one into the cutest scarecrow you've ever seen! It's extremely easy to make, and you can customize it however you like.
However, if you don't have any idea, you can definitely take some inspo from this tutorial.
32. Full-Size Scarecrow
Did you think I'd make a list of scarecrow craft ideas, and there won't be a tutorial on making a scarecrow?
So here's the grand finale of this list!
Check out the tutorial to learn how to make a life-sized scarecrow.
I hope I was able to give you a couple of craft ideas that your kid will have a fun time making. Comment below with which one your kid loved the most and what other craft ideas you want me to cover next!
Till then, keep crafting! XOXO.