Scarecrows are meant to scare away birds like crows, especially during harvest season. But if your little ones are a bit scared of them too, check out this Rocking Scarecrow Craft! It's so cute that kids find it adorable instead of scary. Plus, they can practice important Kindergarten skills while making it!
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Aside from being a popular fall and harvest icon, scarecrows are also commonly seen on Halloween too! And if you’re looking for cute but less scary Halloween-y stuff for kids, this one is perfect! This Print & Go Rocking Scarecrow Craft is a great fall, harvest, and Halloween activity for kids - and it’s so easy to do, especially with our printable! Just print, cut, and assemble, and you’re done. Gather the materials, and let’s start crafting!
Materials for the Rocking Scarecrow Craft:
- Print & Go Rocking Scarecrow Craft
- paper or cardstock
- crayons (if you will be using the black and white template)
Before we start…
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Procedures in making your own Rocking Scarecrow!
Step 1 Download and print Print & Go Rocking Scarecrow Craft. You can choose from the two versions included in the printable - it has a colored and a black and white version.
Step 2 Use a scissor to cut out the scarecrow parts! Follow the outline. Be sure to assist your kids when cutting out small parts.
Step 3 Get the orange half-circle and fold it in half, following the broken lines in the middle. Then, use glue to close the left side, leaving the bottom part open.
Step 4 Attach the scarecrow’s clothes. Use the broken lines as your guide.
Step 5 Now, let’s add the scarecrow’s head!
Step 6 Complete the scarecrow by adding its arms.
Now your rocking scarecrow is complete! Slightly open the bottom part to keep it standing and just tap the sides and it will begin rocking back and forth!
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What will your child learn while making the Rocking Scarecrow?
The Rocking Scarecrow Craft can help your little ones improve their hand muscle strength by cutting, folding, picking up small parts, and gluing them together! How? As their little hands work on this craft, their hand muscles get the “practice” it needs to be stronger to improve dexterity. Of course, working on this single craft will not be able to “instantly” make them good, but with regular practice using our fun and enjoyable printables, they’ll surely learn faster!
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