Silly as a scarecrow! Keep scrolling to see our Paper Plate Scarecrow kid craft idea come to life, as well as the fun children’s book we paired with him!
Paper Plate & Tissue Paper Scarecrow
One of our favorite children’s book series around here is “There Was An Old Lady.” There’s really no real rhythm or reason to the stories within the pages BUT they ALWAYS seem to get some good belly laughs out of my little one.
So it only seems fitting that once fall arrived, that we add the book There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! by Lucille Colandro to our ever-growing children’s book collection and of course make a great kid craft in honor of it as well!
Our favorite old lady is back and swallowing autumn items!
That wild old lady is back swallowing fall-themed items. What can you make from leaves, clothes, a pumpkin, and rope? That’s right, a scarecrow!
Perfect for back-to-school time.
Whether to celebrate the beautiful autumn season or just to pass some time on a gloomy day – I sure hope you are inspired to make this simple but yet adorable Paper Plate Scarecrow with your little one today! Don’t forget to read the book along with your fall inspired craft as well!
Happy crafting, my creative friends!!! Don’t forget to share pictures of your child’s paper scarecrow with us on our Facebook page. It makes my day to see those images from our readers! #gluedtomycrafts
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It’s time to get crafty! Grab yourself some paper plates and let your imagination run wild. Make the cutest scarecrow you can think of with this easy and fun craft!
- Large Paper Plate
- Tan Tissue Paper
- Blue Cardstock Paper
- Orange Cardstock Paper
- Black Cardstock Paper
- White Cardstock Paper
- Decorative Plastic Leaves
- School Glue
- Kid Friendly Craft Scissors
- Hand-Held Office Stapler
- Black Sharpie Marker
- First cut your tan tissue paper into small squares.
- Next put a good amount of glue all over the paper plate.
- Have your child cover it completely, with the tan tissue paper squares.
- While they are doing that, cut out of cardstock the scarecrow embellishments. Think hat, eyes, nose, mouth etc. Also decide how many decorative leaves you want to add to the plate for the scarecrow’s hair.
- To finish your Paper Plate Scarecrow craft, staple/glue on all the scarecrow features to the paper plate.
- When done decorating, allow it to dry completely and display it proudly for all to see!
- Don’t forget to snap a few pictures of your scarecrow craft to share with us! #gluedtomycrafts
RELATED —> Paper Bag Scarecrow
If you are looking for more kid friendly fall crafts, be sure to check out these crafty blog posts from Glued To My Crafts:
- Paper Bag Crow
- Tye Dye Coffee Filter Pumpkin
- Stained Glass Fall Trees
- Jack-O-Lantern Scarecrow
- Popsicle Stick Scarecrow House
- Silly Leaf Hair On Paper
- Terra Cotta Pot Scarecrow
- Handprint Scarecrow Hair
- Scarecrow Pumpkin Gnome