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Are you looking for a fun popsicle stick fall craft to make this year? Keep scrolling to find out how to make this easy popsicle stick scarecrow craft.
This popsicle stick scarecrow craft tutorial was originally posted October 2, 2020 and was updated August 24, 2021 and may contain affiliate links, which means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.

Does anyone else own a TON of popsicle sticks?

I’m not sure how we keep accumulating them, but we keep finding popsicle sticks in our craft supplies. It’s like they are multiplying overnight!

Because we have so many, I’ve been trying to come up with fall popsicle stick crafts.

This scarecrow craft with popsicle sticks is super cute and pretty hard to screw up (which is my favorite kind of craft!)

It’s also one of the cutest popsicle stick crafts for kids to make this fall, as long as a grown-up helps with the hot glue gun part.

Your child will love making their own scarecrow that they can decorate any way they want.

Ok, let me show you how to make this craft stick scarecrow!

If you’re looking for Halloween crafts, see how to make an easy Sugar Skull Craft!

Scarecrow Crafts FAQs

How do you make a scarecrow with a paper plate?

If this scarecrow popsicle craft isn’t what you’re looking for, you can always do something similar with a paper plate. Paint the plate yellow and add on the googly eyes. Draw on the nose and mouth. Use construction paper to create the base of the hat and then add on the leaves and glitter glue.

What does a scarecrow do?

If your kids ask you questions about the purpose of a scarecrow, just let them know they were made to shoo away animals that might disrupt crops at the farm. Unfortunately, they only seem to temporarily prevent unwanted animals from bothering the farm.

Do farmers still use scarecrows?

Not really. Now, many farmers use smelly sprays and fences to ward off animals and keep their crops safe. Today, scarecrows are mainly used as fall decoration.

Easy Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Craft Tutorial

This is a fun fall craft for preschoolers that is easy to do and looks great when it’s finished!

Scarecrow popsicle stick crafts are a perfect project for toddlers in preschool. Kids will love making this cool decoration and parents will love how quickly the whole thing comes together.

This project can be done with just some popsicle sticks, paint, glue, pipe cleaners, silk leaves, and googly eyes.

Save your time by skipping the trip to the store and make one at home instead!

Follow our step-by-step tutorial below or scroll down for an instructional video of how to make a scarecrow popsicle stick craft. Happy crafting!

Supplies Needed:

Popsicle Stick Scarecrow craft supplies, including paint, painbrushes, googly eyes, decorative leaves, etc.

How to Make a Popsicle Stick Scarecrow

In order to make this popsicle scarecrow craft, first line up 7 standard-size popsicle sticks in an even row.

Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Craft Tutorial Step 1. Image of popsicle sticks lined up with a glue on one

You’ll want to start by running a line of hot glue across the entire length of a small popsicle stick. Then, press it horizontally onto one end of the 7 larger popsicle sticks.

Once you have created this base, lay another small popsicle stick horizontally on the other end and do it again until all seven are connected in this manner.

Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Craft Tutorial Step 2. Image of someone hot gluing a small popsicle stick to a bunch of other popsicle sticks.

Next, flip the newly made board over and run an angled line of hot glue near the top of the board.

Before the glue dries, you’ll apply a standard size popsicle stick at an angle to form the brim of the scarecrow hat.

Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Craft Tutorial Step 3. Image of someone gluing a popsicle stick at an angle

Then, paint the face section of the scarecrow with a solid coat of yellow paint. You can use any shade of yellow.

How to make a popsicle stick scarecrow craft step 4. Image of someone painting popsicle sticks yellow

While that’s drying, paint the hat section of the scarecrow with a solid coat of maroon paint.

How to make a popsicle stick scarecrow craft step 5. Image of someone applying maroon paint to the hat portion.

After you have finished painting, use the hot glue gun to attach the googly eyes just below the brim of the hat.

How to make a popsicle stick scarecrow craft step 6. Image of someone gluing googly eyes on the scarecrow

You can use any size of googly eye, so don’t stress. You could even to two different sizes if you want to make a wacky kids scarecrow craft.

How to make a popsicle stick scarecrow craft step 5. Image of googly eyes on the scarecrow

When that’s complete, use the orange paint to create a triangle shape nose below the eyes. This can be any size you like. And if you don’t have orange paint, you can use a marker.

How to make a popsicle stick scarecrow craft step 6. Image of someone painting an orange nose on the scarecrow

To decorate the hat, use the hot glue gun to attach decorative fall leaves just above the brim of the hat. We used silk leaves, but you could use real leaves you find outside.

How to make a craft stick scarecrow. Image of someone gluing a silk leaf
How to make a craft stick scarecrow. Image of silk leaves on the scarecrow
How to make a craft stick scarecrow. Image of silk leaves on the scarecrow

Let’s add an expression to your popsicle stick scarecrow. With the black marker, draw the scarecrow’s mouth. You can make your scarecrow happy, sad, nervous, angry, etc. There are a lot of possibilities!

How to make a popsicle stick scarecrow. Image of black marker drawing mouth
How to make a popsicle stick scarecrow craft. Image of the mouth drawn on

Next, use the gold glitter glue to add small dots along the brim of the hat. This is purely for decorative purposes.

How to make a craft stick scarecrow. Image of adding dots of gold glitter glue to brim of hat.
How to make a popsicle stick scarecrow. Image of gold glue dots on brim of hat.

If you want your scarecrow to have hair, glue the gold pipe cleaners to the back of this scarecrow craft. You can even bend them to make your scarecrow have crazy hair.

How to make a popsicle stick scarecrow. Image of gold pipe cleaners glued on back for hair

And that’s it! Now your popsicle stick scarecrow craft is complete!

Final image of popsicle stick scarecrow craft in front of pumpkins

Wrap Up

The scarecrow craft is a fun and easy way for preschoolers to get in on the fall festivities.

You can add magnets on the back to stick on your fridge. Additionally, you could glue ribbon on top and use it as a hanging decoration.

It’s also an inexpensive decoration so you won’t have to spend much money or time making it.

Looking for more craft ideas? Check out my top Christmas craft ideas!

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Easy DIY Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Craft for Preschoolers

How to make a popsicle stick scarecrow craft. Image of the mouth drawn on

A fun fall craft for preschoolers that is easy to do and looks great when it's finished! Scarecrow popsicle stick crafts are a perfect project for toddlers in preschool. Kids will love making this cool decoration and parents will love how quickly the whole thing comes together. Follow our step-by-step tutorial below or scroll down for an instructional video of how to make a scarecrow popsicle stick craft. Happy crafting!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Orange, Maroon, and Yellow Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Standard Popsicle Sticks (regular size)
  • Small Popsicle Sticks
  • Fall Silk Leaves
  • Black Marker
  • Googly Eyes (any size you like)
  • Gold Pipe Cleaners (optional)
  • Gold Glitter Glue

Tools

  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue

Instructions

  1. Line up 7 standard-size popsicle sticks in an even line.
  2. Using the hot glue gun, run a line of hot glue the entire length of a small popsicle stick and press it horizontally onto one end of the 7 sticks. Repeat this process on the other end of the 7 sticks, too.
  3. Flip the newly made board over and run an angled line of hot glue near the top of the board and apply a standard size popsicle stick at an angle to form the brim of the scarecrow hat.
  4. Paint the face section of the scarecrow with a solid coat of yellow paint.
  5. Paint the hat section of the scarecrow with a solid coat of maroon paint.
  6. Use the hot glue gun to attach the googly eyes just below the brim of the hat.
  7. Using the orange paint, create a triangle shape nose below the eyes.
  8. To decorate the hat, use the hot glue gun to attach decorative fall leaves just above the brim of the hat. We used silk leaves, but you could use real leaves you find outside.
  9. With the black marker, draw the scarecrow's mouth.
  10. Use the gold glitter glue to add small dots along the brim of the hat. If you want your scarecrow to have hair, glue the gold pipe cleaners.
  11. And now your popsicle stick scarecrow craft is complete!
Author

Marcie writes the family travel blog Marcie in Mommyland. When she's not traveling the world, she's home in Seattle with her husband and two little boys.

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