Stick Puppets Scarecrows
Welcome to another week of Playful Preschool! Where we bring you fun hands on play for your preschooler. Our first theme for November is Scarecrows. We had so much fun playing with scarecrows that it was kind of hard for me to pick just one to share with you guys.
This week we focused on having fun and being creative. With that being said let me share with you our fun.
We made some scarecrow stick puppets to share with you guys. The girls had fun making and putting on a short little puppet play for us. These little stick puppets are easy to make and guess what they require your preschooler to use glue ( yawl should know by now that I am not into my kids and glue). There is cutting, gluing , and planning involved in this little craft.
To make the scarecrow stick puppets you will need:
- Craft sticks
- Heavy card stock paper (we used red, white, and yellow)
- Art pin/marker
We worked on shapes to make the clothes. It takes three rectangles to make a shirt, 1 large rectangle to make a pair of pants, a triangle to make a skirt and one square and rectangle to make the hat.
Let your preschooler draw out these shapes one on top of the other to get the shirt, pants, skirt, and hats. They will then cut out the outline of the shapes and you will have what you need ( I hope I am explaining this well. If you don’t understand then say so in the comments ).
For the hair we took a piece of yellow paper and folded it accordion style to get the waves that we wanted. Then we cut the larger stops into smaller hair sized pieces.
Take all of your preschooler made clothes and hair and start placing them on the stick in the fashion that you want. This is the time to start decorating the clothes to make the look fashionable.
After all that is done. Let’s get to gluing. Glue all the items in place and after its dry draw on your faces. Now you have a Stick Puppet Scarecrow!
For More Scarecrow Learning Activities for Kids from the #PlayfulPreschool Team:
Scarecrow Process Art by Fun-A-Day
Shape Scarecrow by The Educators’ Spin On It
Invitation to Build a Scarecrow with Play Dough by Mom Inspired Life
Alphabet Activity: Scarecrow Letter Patches by Growing Book by Book
Scarecrow Hunt with Free Printable by Capri + 3
Build A Scarecrow by Learning 2 Walk
5 Little Scarecrows Poem and PowerPoint for #PlayfulPreschool by The Preschool Toolbox
The Benefits of Creative Collage for Kids by Still Playing School
Exploring Scarecrows with Technology by Rainy Day Mum
Stick Puppet Scarecrows by Tiny Tots Adventures