How to Make a Paper Plate Scarecrow

    by Contributing Writer

    Making a paper plate scarecrow is a great activity to do with children, especially in the Fall. Here are a few steps for completing a simple scarecrow, but feel free to get creative and add as many embellishments as you want!

    Things You'll Need

    • Paper plate
    • Plastic eyes or buttons
    • Yellow yarn
    • Crayons or paint
    • Brown or orange construction paper
    • Glue
    • Popsicle stick
    • Red ribbon

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    Getting Started

    Take a paper plate and glue yellow yarn to the top -- this will act as the straw hair. You could also use strips of construction paper or even real straw.

    Cut a piece of brown or orange construction paper into a large triangle -- this will be the hat. Glue the hat to the top of the paper plate, over the hair.

    Glue plastic eyes or buttons to the paper plate, beneath the yarn.

    Draw or paint a nose and mouth on the paper plate.

    Tie a red ribbon into a bow and glue it to the bottom of the plate, under the mouth. Glue the popsicle stick to the back of the paper plate. You now have your scarecrow!

    • If you are doing this craft with very young children, be sure that you choose buttons and/or plastic eyes that cannot be swallowed, or draw or paint the eyes instead.


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