My 3 year old daughter loves playing with her older sisters! I hear her many times throughout the day, begging the 12 year old to play dolls with her. My 12 year old is usually more than willing to entertain her younger sister for a little while, but many times she’s not too thrilled about playing doll. She normally decides to get a bit creative and comes up with a craft that she can do with her little sister instead. This post is all about one of those crafts, the paper bag scarecrow. I actually had to disassemble it a bit so that I could show you how she made it. I had forgotten to take pictures while they were doing it. (Somebody has too many things on her mind!)
- Paper bag (lunch size)
- construction paper in different colors
- Newspaper, junk mail or paper (to fill bag with)
- a leaf (for the hat)
- Take paper bag and stuff it with wadded up newspaper (or other paper). Staple it shut
- Cut out triangle for the nose, the bow tie (we used 2 triangles put together), the hat and the hat band.
- Cut out strips of 2 different colors for the scarecrow’s hair (we used orange and yellow). Shown below:
- Staple or glue the hair strips to the top of the bag, making sure they’ll be seen below the hat after it’s glued into place
- Glue the hat band and a leaf to the hat.
- Glue hat to the top of the bag.
- Glue the nose and bow tie to the bag.
- Draw on eyes and a mouth (or you could cut them out of construction paper, too)
- Find a nice place to display your scarecrow so that everyone who comes to visit will see it!
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