Kid’s Craft: Scarecrow Puppet

Fun for the fall- Print and color this scarecrow to create a puppet. I left the face blank. You can either chose to add a picture of your child to the scarecrow puppet, or you can discuss parts of the face and have them decorate their own. I included examples of both.
Here is a poem that I found to go along with the theme:
Sung to: "I'm a little teapot"

I'm a little scarecrow stuffed with hay.
Here I stand in a field all day.
When I see the crows,
I like to shout
"Hey! You crows, you better get out!"
Classified: Easy
1.      Scarecrow Template
2.      White Glue
3.      Scissors
4.      crayons
5.      Raffia or Yellow Yarn (for straw)
6.      2 Popsicle sticks (large)
7.      Photo of child - or - buttons/wiggle eyes (eyes) yarn or pipe cleaner (smile) paper/felt cut into a triangle (nose)

4 year old
2.      Color in the scarecrow.
3.      Option 1: cut your child’s face from a photo and glue it where a face should be. Option 2: Use small black buttons for eyes, triangles for a nose and a pipe cleaner for a mouth. Option 3: Draw face onto scarecrow.
4.      Cut out the scarecrow. Depending on the age of the child, have them cut the scarecrow out him or her self using child scissors.
5.      Cut and glue raffia (yarn) to arms and feet of scarecrow.
6.      Making a T – paste together Popsicle sticks on back of scarecrow.
2 year old

Links of the day:
http://www.answers.com/topic/scarecrow- History of the scarecrow!

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