It just wouldn’t be fall without a few scarecrows! This Recycled Scarecrow Craft and Printable is the perfect fall-themed activity and we’re sharing the free printable template to recreate him.
Be creative with it and use any scrap fabric you have laying around to customize the scarecrow’s shirt. Or make several scarecrows in coordinating or different shirts!
Recycled Scarecrow Craft and Printable
Did you see that Starbucks released their Pumpkin Spice and other fall-themed drinks? I’m so jealous of all my friends posting their delicious drinks on social media today. Unfortunately, we are a couple of hours away from the nearest Starbucks, so I’ll have to wait until our local coffee shops start adding their fall drinks to the menu.
In the meantime, we’ve already begun to drag out our fall decor. School starts soon here and I know we’ll be super busy as soon as it does, trying to juggle hybrid schedules for three different schools. So I’m trying to make things a little easier on me by getting Fall decor up a little earlier this year.
This adorable Scarecrow craft makes for a great fridge magnet, bookmark, or plant stick. Of course, he’s a lot of fun when used for creative play too!
Recreate this fun Scarecrow craft using the following list of supplies:
- Popsicle sticks
- Scrap fabrics
- Burlap fabric
- Cardstock paper
- Black sharpie
- Craft glue
- FREE Printable Template found at the end of this post
Grab any fabric scrap you want to use as the shirt of the scarecrow. This one is a 6 inch x 4 inch blue and white buffalo plaid check print.
Start by folding the long side of your fabric in half.
Using fabric scissors, cut the folded fabric to resemble a shirt, with sleeves on both open sides and a round cut-out from the closed end to create the “neck” of the shirt.
Using your scrap jean fabric (or any other fabric style you choose), cut out 2 strips from the frabric. Then create a pair of jeans by cutting a rectangular shape and cutting a slit along the middle, lengthwise, as shown in the photo.
Turn the “jeans” over and fold the 2 sides of the slit in, applying fabric glue or stitching it to secure the fold.
Next, grab the burlap fabric and cut a piece of it out to make the hat of your scarecrow.
Fold your burlap fabric into a cone shape and use fabric glue to secure it in the cone shape.
Using your cardstock paper, cut out a round shape. Cut out the eyes and nose from the printable template below and attache them to your circle. Using a black sharpie, draw on the mouth of your scarecrow. Attach small strips of yarn to the top of the head to create hair.
Grab your two popsicle sticks, a long one and a short one (you can also cut down a large one to make it smaller). Glue the short one on top of the long one to form a cross shape, as shown above.
Grab your scarecrow’s shirt and insert the neck of the shirt through the shorter end of your long popsicle stick.
Adjust the shirt on your scarecrow and then place and glue the jeans into place, overlapping the shirt a little on the bottom end.
Glue the two fabric strips over the shoulders on both sides, as shown above. Glue two small buttons on the overlapped parts of your jeans and strips.
Finally, add the cardstock head and the burlap hat to your scarecrow to complete him.
And your scarecrow is done! Click the button below to grab the free printable template.
Happy Fall, Y’all!