When it comes to craft materials, I am a self confessed hoarder of anything that ‘could’ be reused later on.
And that ‘later on’ could be days, weeks or even years!
The kids love rummaging through my multiple boxes and I think it’s good for creativity. The hubby on the other-hand is very much in the ‘junk camp’ and my hoarding does drive him a little crazy.
So I love it when we get to use some of our junk and this paper plate scarecrow seemed like the perfect craft for reusing scrap materials.
It has a rag doll charm and from a kids craft perspective, it’s provided a tactile session that has encouraged the kids to use their imaginations and carefully consider how the various materials could be reused.
The kids were all over it and within this really easy kid craft we’ve used buttons, scrap paper and fabric, tissue paper and more!
Materials: Paper Plate Scarecrow
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Card – Cereal Box
Various Scrap Materials:
Let’s Make It!
Using a combination of tissue paper and yellow netting, we started by cutting them into thin ‘straw like’ strips and glued the pieces around the top rim of the paper plate.
Using pieces of fabric, paper and a brown bag, we tore and cut pieces to then collage onto a oval shaped cardboard hat.
Once complete, the girls suggested that we add a flower! Using some circular pieces of felt from a previous project, the circles were simply layered and threaded onto a pipe cleaner.
Glue the hat on top of the ‘straw’ and fix the flower onto the hat using some glue, or a small piece of clear tape.
Your paper plate scarecrow should be coming together nicely!
Finish off by adding some facial features. We used scrap felt, buttons and scrap paper, along with a goofy scarecrow smile.
My kids loved making their scarecrows. With the tearing, sticking, cutting and threading elements, it’s proven itsef to be a great all-round work out for developing fine motor skills.
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