Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Scarecrow Paper Plate Craft

Its #pickmeuptuesday, glad I stopped into our library for story time. It really brightened my day and was not the "job" I thought it would be. So for today change how you perceive an activity that makes your child happy, get on the floor or in the dirt, see it through their eyes.

Today's books & crafts were all about Halloween. They also gave us flyers for a parade they are doing for the kids on October 29th & 31st. Kids that want to dress up prior to story time will be part of a parade through the library getting treats along the way. Being a stay at home mom its awesome to see Ava interact with other kids & have so much fun just talking to them & being near them. Today while waiting for the door to open she was enthusiastically telling a little boy about her pockets & he was enthusiastically telling her about how he can jump. ::ahhhh the sweetness::

Scarecrow Craft
Items Needed:
Paper Plate
Yellow paper for the straw hair
Any color for the hat, and triangle nose
Googly eyes
Marker for mouth (and eyes if you don't have googly ones)
Optional: leaves (bought or from the yard) for the hat


  • Cut out the hat. There's a template here granted I didn't use this one just found it for you. Or forgo the template and draw/cut your own.
  • Cut the straw hair two 5 inch long, 1 inch wide rectangles one for each side. Cut it down the middle but leave an inch so you can easily glue it to the hat. Let the child crinkle the hair.
  • Draw the mouth
  • Glue the leaves to the hat
  • Glue eyes, nose, & hat to the plate (for the hat I found that it was easiest to glue the plate then attach hat that way the hat won't stick where you don't want it to.

We sang some songs I'm sure they are all over the web but some had offensive language (ie fat) so I changed them see below for Ava's favorites.

Scarecrow Sung to the tune of "Teddy Bear Teddy Bear turn around"
Scarecrow, scarecrow, turn around
Scarecrow, scarecrow, jump up and down
Scarecrow, scarecrow, arms up high
Scarecrow, scarecrow, wink one eye
Scarecrow, scarecrow, flap in the breeze
Scarecrow, scarecrow, climb into bed
Scarecrow, scarecrow, rest your head

Pumpkin Song Sung to the tune of "Have you ever seen a lassie?"
Have you ever seen a pumpkin, a pumpkin, a pumpkin,
Have you ever seen a pumpkin that grows on a vine?
A round one, a tall one, a big one, a small one.
Have you ever seen a pumpkin, that grows on a vine?

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