Have I mentioned how much I love drawing paper crafts. It's so much fun!
This little scarecrow is simple to make and comes in two sizes. The largest one is easier to cut out but makes a big scarecrow (you'll have to clear room on your fridge to hang him).
- something to color with (B&W version),
- Print out the template of choice (you can mix and match the B&W and color versions if you want less coloring). You need all 4 templates to make a large scarecrow.
- Color the template pieces (if using the B&W version) -- feel free to use different materials for coloring to add creativity/personality to the project (paint, markers, pencils and crayons are all fun choices).
- Cut out the template pieces (young children may need help with this step).
- Glue the scarecrow together:
- Glue the neck ruffle to the body, right where the dotted line on the body stops.
- Glue the head onto the body right above the neck ruffle.
- Glue the hat onto the back of the head.
- Glue the hair onto the head, overlapping the hat a little.
- Glue the arms onto either side of the body.
- Glue the hands/mittens onto the ends of the arms.
- Glue the legs underneath of the body so the feet are sticking out.
- Glue the patches onto the body.
- Glue the buttons onto the body.
- Glue the sunflower and the crow on to decorate (I put the sunflower on the hat and the crow on one arm, but you can get creative if you like).
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
Tip: Kaitlyn's teacher cut some of the pieces out of scraps of wallpaper and let the children color the arms, neck and face on their own.
That way the kids got a nicely decorated scarecrow that could be done in the time allotted for the project and the teacher didn't have to use a color printer!