Last updated on October 17th, 2023 at 03:59 pm

free fall activities for kids scarecrow craft

My favorite season is here! Any day now the leaves will start to change, the air will turn crisper, and all the fall and Halloween activities, crafts and decorations come out! One of my all time favorite fall staples is the scarecrow. Growing up, I was a scarecrow for Halloween a half dozen times. Every year we also made a scarecrow with old clothes and a bundle of hay and sat him right by our front door. Building a scarecrow was our Halloween family tradition and I love to keep traditions alive.  So, grab your Build a Scarecrow Printable and get started making your own traditions!

All about our Build-a-Scarecrow printable:

Put this silly scarecrow together by coloring and cutting out its arms, legs, body and head. Match up the pieces in your own unique way to create your very own fall scarecrow. And don’t forget to add a crow (a scarecrow needs a crow)!

This build-a-scarecrow kids printable features 2 pages:

  • A black & white version (without color). This version can be colored, cut out and put together.
  • A colored version. If your child isn’t a fan of coloring or maybe they just want to put the scarecrow together, there is a pre-colored version.

Next, simply cut out the pieces and put the scarecrow printable together with a bit of glue/paste. This makes a nice Halloween (or even Thanksgiving!) decoration. Just color, cut, glue together, and you have yourself a scarecrow! It’s that easy to create this fall craft for kids.

Also, this fun fall themed build-a-scarecrow printable prompts brain creativity which makes it a great homeschooling craft for preschoolers or kindergarteners. Not only does it promote practicing with scissors, it teaches kids how to work their brains creatively.

More Scarecrow Printables

Do you like scarecrow activities? Our new Scarecrow Template is a mix and match craft. This scarecrow printable is available in both a boy or girl version. Simply cut out and create your very own scarecrows.

scarecrow craft for kids printable

Go ahead and laminate

I recommend laminating all of our Build activities. Laminating gives this craft a bit more permanence. Kids can put the craft together over and over again without worrying about having to cut and color each time. I don’t use anything fancy, just a simple and easy laminator. This is the laminator I use and recommend, you literally just turn it on, it heats up, and you’re ready to start laminating anything everything!

I’m also a big fan of the self-sealing laminating pouches! They are super easy! You literally just place your printable in a letter size pouch, run it through the laminator and you have a sealed and long-lasting item!

Also, if you do choose to laminate, stick little self-adhesive velcro dots on the laminated pieces so your kids can attach and reattach easily. This eliminates the use of any messy glue!

Do you need help putting this Halloween craft together? Below is what the finished scarecrow will look like after pasting it together. Have fun with our free scarecrow template!

Below is what is included in your download (see the bottom of the page for actual download instructions):

Need some craft supplies?

Amazon has always been my go-to for most of my office and craft supplies. If you print a lot of printables and spend  time coloring, gluing and adding some extra jazz to them, our list of supplies can help!

I’ve split the list up into a basic list and a fancier list if you’re going to put a little more pizazz into your printables.

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halloween activity for kids scarecrow

Check out our other Kids Halloween Activities:

More Halloween Build Activities

Build a bat with our Bat Template. Our bat activity is great for the little ones. The lines aren’t too complex, making it easy to cut, color and create.

bat cut out template halloween craft

Or make a witch with our free Witch Template.

free halloween witch printable mrs merry

Check out all of our kids activities printables. Build a cat, build a dog or get magical and build a unicorn or mermaid.

free build activities for kids

Download the Build a Scarecrow

Celebrate fall with this great craft! Color, cut and create your own scarecrow. Perfect for in-classroom fun.

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Printables from are copyright protected and for personal use and classroom use only. Mrs. Merry printables are not for commercial use. Thanks and have a very merry day!

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