Our Easy Scarecrow Craft – The Rest of the Story

I wasn’t clear the first time about the timing of Grace’s broken leg. We finished this craft just before she went outside and broke her leg.

I may be a demanding wife, but I don’t force Grace to do art projects when she’s laid up with a broken leg.

I’m just saying.

As is the case with most of our crafts, I got the idea from my friend, Allie, who posted it on her amazing blog. You should go check out her instructions, as she’ll tell you how to make this into a real learning experience.

Anyway, the best part of my pictures is the expression on Grace’s face in each one. They make my heart swell with goofy pride. She is so serious when we do projects!

easy scarecrow craft

We started with a large piece of construction paper and some craft foam. I asked Grace what color foam would be best for her scarecrow’s head, hair, hat, and shirt. She chose some crazy colors, but it was her project.

I cut out the pieces as Allie suggested, a triangle for the hat, rectangles for the arms, legs, hair, and body, and a circle for the head.

I tried really hard to let Grace put the pieces on however she wanted to.

Really, really hard.

They didn’t end up where I wanted them, and I really wanted to snatch them off the paper and fix it.

I refrained.

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We talked about shapes and colors as Grace put together her care-crow.

She was very pleased with herself.

easy scarecrow craft

After she had the care-crow together to her liking, I cut some tiny little scraps for the buttons of his shirt and for his feet.

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Grace put those on in approximately the right spots, and then asked me to give him eyes and a mouth. I did, and then she colored them in.

easy scarecrow craft

Her scarecrow came out beautifully. It’s now hanging in our kitchen, where it shall stay forever.

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Or until it gets replaced by the next project that Allie posts.

Happily shared at A Thousand Words Thursday, Show and Tell Friday, PhotoStory FridayHosted by Cecily, Friday’s Foto Finish Fiesta, Give Me Your Best Shot, Finer Things Friday, Family Friday, and Beautiful Life

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Comments

  1. candidcarrie says

    You, my dear, have the patience of a saint. I would not be able to keep my hands off the project! “Here, honey. Let mommy straighten out those legs for you.” or “Sweetie, mommy thinks your chubby little fingers are getting in my way, put your hands in your lap, alright?”

    Happy Fx4, my saintly friend ;)

  2. candidcarrie says

    You, my dear, have the patience of a saint. I would not be able to keep my hands off the project! “Here, honey. Let mommy straighten out those legs for you.” or “Sweetie, mommy thinks your chubby little fingers are getting in my way, put your hands in your lap, alright?”

    Happy Fx4, my saintly friend ;)

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