Fall is an exciting time of year. There are so many family activities and fun things to share this season. One of my personal favorites that is a symbol of fall is the scarecrow. I might just be secretly obsessed with scarecrows and snowmen (don't tell my friends). This fall I've decided to bring my love for scarecrows not only into my home but also the classroom. I've decided to make both Paper Cup Scarecrows and Scarecrow Buckets with my preschoolers for an art activity.
Before we begin making scarecrows we are going to spend some time reading about them.
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Scarecrow Bucket Craft
|Oriental Trading sends you everything you need to make 12 of these in 1 kit|
|DIY Scarecrow Buckets for Fall|
The scarecrow buckets are recommended for ages 5 and up and I think that is the correct age range. The kit comes with hat, straw, flower pieces, nose , ribbon and bucket the only thing you will need to have is your glue dots or hot glue. I think they turned out pretty outstanding!
|DIY Scarecrow Buckets from Oriental Trading|
|Everything for these paper cup scarecrows can be found at Oriental Trading.|
DIY Fall Paper Cup Scarecrows
What you need:
- 2 different color paper cups *I used 3
- google eyes
- orange paper for nose
How to make them:
Cut your nose from orange construction paper. Attach google eyes, and nose to brown cup with glue. Take your 2nd cup (a colored one) and cut it in half. Then cut strips up the side all the way around the cup (see hat). Place on top of your brown cup. You can glue it on if you would like it to stay in place. If you are letting small kids do this one just pre cut the hats for them. They can do the rest easily.
Here is a little video of us making the paper cup scarecrow.