Scarecrow Collages – Autumn / Fall Crafts for Kids

Scarecrow collages are a great Autumn/Fall craft for younger children.  Hope you have as much fun making these as we did!

Scarecrow Collage - Autumn Craft for Preschoolers - Our Little House in the CountryContinuing with our autumn theme we have been looking at scarecrows and using a variety of materials to make collages.  My little girl Oodles (2.5yo) and I made these but they are suitable for preschoolers and children in the younger classes at school.

Scarecrow Collage - Autumn Craft for Preschoolers - Our Little House in the CountryWhat we used:

  • variety of coloured paper and card
  • straw
  • buttons
  • googly eyes
  • PVA non toxic glue
  • paper plates
  • pre-cut face templates
  • fake sheafs of wheat
  • stickers
  • stapler and staples

Scarecrow Collage - Autumn Craft for Preschoolers - Our Little House in the Country

What we did:

  • We started by gluing some straw onto the top of a paper plate to make hair.  I secured the straw with a staple or two on each side.
  • Using a variety of coloured card and paper we cut out hats, bows and other shapes to decorate our scarecrows.
  • For the first time ever I have run out of googly eyes so we improvised with buttons, which I think work just as well, although O doesn’t agree!!!!
  • We spent some time personalising each scarecrow and made one using pre cut face templates we have in our craft supplies.
  • The best thing about this activity is that you can be as imaginative and creative with the hats, clothing etc.

Scarecrow Collage - Autumn Craft for Preschoolers - Our Little House in the Country

Oodles obviously hasn’t fully mastered using a scissors yet so I did have to help her quite a bit but she came up with the ideas and gave me instructions.  These types of activities are fantastic for developing language, not just creativity and fine motor skills.  Encourage as much talk and discussion as possible when crafting with children, helping to improve social skills and language development.

Scarecrow Collage - Autumn Craft for Preschoolers - Our Little House in the Country

Have fun!

Ciara x

 

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