Now that the weather is changing and it is getting colder I found myself indoors the other day with my children. My kids LOVE to craft and even though I am not the best at it I love it too. I am one of those mom’s that does not mind getting messy because I think part of being a kid and learning is all about getting messy. I love to craft because it is a perfect way to let little ones like my 2-year-old be able to experience different textures, manipulate objects for fine motor skills, and go crazy with their imaginations.
An Easy Fall Craft
I had a big bag full of Popsicle sticks laying around screaming to be used and I got the idea to make a scarecrow craft because scarecrows are fun! This craft is not hard at all if my toddler can do it so can you. Let’s get this craft going and have some fun together!
- 7 regular sized Popsicle sticks
- Paint (you can choose which colors you want, but we did an orange brown and a purple pink with red and black accents)
- School glue or (faster results a glue gun – just watch those little fingers so they do not get burnt)
- A square card or card stock to use as the lining
- Paint brush
- Take the square card or card stock and place six of the Popsicle sticks over the paper and cut a piece slightly smaller to create the backing of your scarecrow.
- Take the glue and put it all over the one side of the paper backing and lay the six Popsicle sticks on top of it.
- Once the glue is set and it is in place take the other four Popsicle sticks and paint them whatever colors you want. When they are dry glue them as shown in the photo to the other six Popsicle sticks.
- Next paint on the mouth, eyes and nose to make your scarecrow come alive.
There really is no right or wrong way to do this, the only objective is to be creative and have fun with your little one.