All children love scarecrows, and these miniature ones made from leftover pieces of wood, popsicle sticks and acrylic paint are very easy to make and lots of fun, even for very little ones. Like all good craft activities, there is no right or wrong way to make these. Use the following list of materials and my method simply as a guide, and improvise as much as you desire. Children are all natural artists, and yours are certain to have their own unique way of doing things.
To get children into the mood for this activity, point out any scarecrows in your local area and perhaps read some children's books which feature scarecrow characters. The Scarecrow and His Servant and The Lonely Scarecrow are two lovely titles. Maybe you can even make a larger scarecrow together for your own garden.
These Mini Scarecrows are also a great craft activity for a scarecrow-themed birthday party. Why not request the visiting children to come dressed up as scarecrows too, to further enhance the fun?
Remember, very small pieces such as beads can be choking hazards for young children, so be very careful if you use them.
: The amount of time you'll need to make this varies on whether you're going to use paint (as drying time will need to be factored in) and the age or ability of the children doing it. A basic version with very young children (and no paint) could take less than an hour, while creative older children may want to take their time.
: Any Age
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#Fine motor skills
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