Paper Bag Scarecrow Head Kids Craft

Paper Bag Scarecrow Head Kids Craft

Have your young child/student learn about facial features as well as shapes and colors while they construct a scarecrow's head out of a paper bag!

Classified: Medium. It is great for the preschool through the first grade child, however they will need a little assistance.

What you need:
  • Brown paper lunch bag or larger
  • Paper bowl
  • Fall colored construction paper
  • Yarn or thread
  • Glue
  • Tissue paper, newspaper, paper towels or anything similar to stuff the paper bag
  • Scissors
  • Brown and yellow paint
  • Paintbrushes
What to do:

1. Preparation- cut the below shapes out of fall colors to make the scarecrows eyes (circles and black ovals), nose and eyebrows (triangles), and mouth (rectangles).
Suggested shapes for face

2. Have your preschool-first grade child/student mix brown and yellow together to form a straw color and paint the outside of the paper bowl. Set aside to dry.
Straw colored paint

3. Show your child/student where to start by drawing an x on where they should glue the scarecrows eyes (circles). This should be about half way down from the top of the paper bag. Place the two black ovals in a criss-cross to make the scarecrow's pupils. Glue on the nose and eyebrows (triangles) and the mouth (rectangles) to make it look as though it was stitched (see photo below). Allow the glue to dry completely.

4. With help, have your child/student stuff the bag about half full with your desired stuffing. Ties closed with a piece of string/yarn.
Stuff Bag
Basic Face

5. To make the scarecrow's hair, cut slits into the top of the left over bag and fold over (see photo)

6. Glue his hat to his head.

Fun Scarecrow Books to read!

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  1. Oh this is great!!! We love paper bag crafts! I'm definitely going to do this with my guys! :)

  2. I'm sharing this on my Facebook and Twitter right now!

  3. Great idea! He's cute. :) I'd love it if you'd link up at my kids' craft challenge!


  4. This is really cute i love this paper bag craft.. appreciation goes to kids :)


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