If you’re looking for an adorable fall-themed craft, this Paper Bag Scare Crow DIY is an easy project that your entire family will adore putting together.
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With the fall season comes cooler weather and sometimes, LOTS of rain. We often find ourselves stuck indoors so I wanted to come up with a craft that would be a great boredom buster while using easy-to-find supplies.
How To Make a Paper Bag Scare Crow
Getting inspired by the autumn season? Why not channel that creativity through this adorable paper bag craft: here’s how to make your very own Paper Bag Scare Crow.
What You Need:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable craft card at the bottom of this post.
Craft Tools Needed:
Paper Bag Scare Crow Tips
You Can Use Googly Eyes
The Cardstock Doesn’t Have to Be a Specific Color
The best part about this craft is that you don’t have to be picky! Feel free to use any color cardstock to personalize your paper bag scare crow. You can be as creative as you like! In fact, the fun part is that every family member’s scare crow will look different.
Different Types of Glue Work
Because this craft requires very basic supplies, you can use any type of glue that you have available. We opted for a glue stick because it’s less messy and easy to use. White school glue works as well, and of course, so does a hot glue gun. Just be careful because hot glue guns should be handled by an adult.
They Make Great Puppets!
This Paper Bag Scare Crow makes a wonderful puppet! Be sure to add the details at the flap of the bag so that you can move it around and create a puppet show.
An Easy Way to Teach Shapes
As you go through this DIY with your little ones, make it a lesson to talk about different shapes and size perception. Since you’ll be cutting strips and triangles out of the cardstock, this would be a great conversation starter on introducing shapes. Some questions you can ask include:
- What objects do you see around the house that are triangles?
- Which triangle is larger between the two that you cut?
- What shape are your scare crow’s eyes?
- Can you name some objects that you find outside that are in the shape of rectangles?
Paper Bag Scare Crow
- 1 paper bag
- 1 cardstock
- 4 popsicle sticks
- Glue stick
- Black marker
- Start by gluing popsicle sticks on the top of the paper bag (the front of your paper bag scare crow is where the bottom flap of the bag is – so be sure to work on that surface). These popsicle sticks will act as the scare crow’s “straw hair”
- Cut a piece of cardstock that’s one inch thick and slightly longer than the width of your paper bag. Glue it at the top, above the popsicle stick “hair.” This piece will be the brim of your scare crow’s hat.
- Cut a large triangle out of cardstock – the base should be the width of your paper bag. Glue it at the top but on the back of the bag so that you don’t cover the brim.
- Draw eyes and a mouth with your black marker.
- Cut out a small triangle out of your cardstock. Glue it in the center. This will act as the nose of your scare crow.
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More Autumn-Themed Ideas
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