Stick Puppets Scarecrows

Scarecrow Stick Puppets

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.

Scarecrow Stick Puppets

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To make the scarecrow stick puppets you will need:

Girls Playing

The female scarecrow stick puppet is now a pirate with Jake and the Neverland Pirates.


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!

Stick Puppet


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

17 Responses to Stick Puppets Scarecrows

  1. Amanda says:

    I love these puppets – so great for literacy and vocabulary building!
    Amanda recently posted…Make a Shape Scarecrow for Math and Fine Motor Learning #PLAYfulPreschoolMy Profile

  2. So cute and easy! I pinned this to my Preschool Learning board.

  3. I love how you used play dough to make the puppets stand up. I could see our children creating these and then using them for hours of imaginative play!
    Theresa (Capri + 3) recently posted…Scarecrow Hunt with FREE Printable #playfulpreschoolMy Profile

    • Tinytotsadventures says:

      LOL! Thank you! I tried to photograph them laying down but it was just not working out so the next best thing was Play dough.

  4. Danielle says:

    These are so fun! There are so many ways you could use them in combination with books, songs or rhymes.

  5. I love to use puppets for storytelling. These are great!
    Jodie @ Growing Book by Book recently posted…Alphabet Activities: Scarecrow Letter PatchesMy Profile

    • Tinytotsadventures says:

      Thank you!We’ve used them for a couple of store and they make great TV buddies. The work great with “The Wizar of Oz”.

  6. These are so cute! Thank you for sharing on the Frugal Family Linky this week!
    Helen @ Witty Hoots recently posted…Frugal Family Linky 6th NovemberMy Profile

  7. Scarecrow pirate – that’s a new one! lol! Certainly imaginative, though! 😉
    Emma @ P is for Preschooler recently posted…Painting Minus the Brush – Kids Co-opMy Profile

    • Tinytotsadventures says:

      Yes! The scarecrows have been apart of all their play lately. They’ve been doctors, teachers, police, firefighters. You get the point. They love the scarecrows.

  8. Keri says:

    These are great! I am loving all the scarecrow fun! Going to have to use some of this! Thanks for linking up!
    Keri recently posted…{The Thankful Tree & Link Party}My Profile

  9. your scarecrows came out so cute! What a fun way to have some pretend play too!
    Susen @ Dabbling Momma recently posted…Be Thankful BucketMy Profile

  10. Love your stick puppets for pretend play! So easy to create, yet so FUN to play with.
    The Preschool Toolbox recently posted…5 Little Scarecrows Poem and PowerPoint for #PlayfulPreschoolMy Profile

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