Paper Bag Scarecrows That Are Simple and Fun!

Paper Bag Scarecrows are a Fun and Simple Craft for Kids!

Paper bag crafts are incredibly fun for kids!

And adding adorable scarecrows to them makes the fall season come to life!

Simple paper bag scarecrow craft kids love

And for our busy family, not so messy crafts are the perfect thing to help us all relax and giggle!

Anything too complicated gets…well…complicated!

We also love PUMPKINS!

When you finish making this paper bag pumpkin, make sure you try out our simple paper pumpkin craft too!

It’s simple, non messy and can even be used for fun, fall decor!

We’re still melting in our 90 degree weather here, but even when summer hangs on for dear life, it won’t stop me from acting like fall is here!

Paper Bag Scarecrows are Perfect for Fall!

Hot chocolate?
Apple picking?
You bet!
Whipping out some fun fall crafts?
Of course!
I figure if I keep it up, the weather will cooperate — eventually. :)

These paper bag scarecrows were really fun to make.

Plus, they’re simple enough for kids of all ages.

Toddlers, preschoolers and even tweens love these!

I love having the kids make decorations; they beam with pride when they see their work displayed on the table for everyone to see.

All you need to do is decorate a paper sack with buttons, paper, and raffia, then stuff it full of paper!

It really couldn’t be easier.

Raffia is used for the hair because it looks like hay. :)

You can also add your own customizations.

You could use googly eyes instead of buttons, yarn instead of raffia, or even draw on the face if you want!

I didn’t have scrap paper laying around, so I stuffed my scarecrow with grocery sacks, and it worked great.

Get creative with these, and see what you can come up with!

Paper Bag Scarecrows

Supplies needed:

Card stock (black, green, orange, brown)



Glue stick

Brown paper bag


Scrap paper

How to Make Paper Bag Scarecrows:

  1. Thread a piece of raffia through a button, twice.
  2. Tie it, cut off the excess, and repeat with the other button.
  3. Cut out the shape of a hat from the brown card stock, making sure the base is a little bit wider than the brown bag.
  4. Cut out a small orange triangle and several small black lines, about 1/2 inch long.
  5. Cut out a strip of green card stock, about 1 inch wide, and glue it onto the hat.
  6. Trim off any excess.
  1. Glue on the eyes (buttons) and nose (triangle). Glue the black strips on in the shape of a smile, to make it look like stitching.
  2. Cut strips of raffia, about 14 inches long.
  3. Fold them in half, and glue them near the top of the bag.
  4. Glue the hat over the top of the bag, covering the top of the raffia hair.
  5. Stuff your bag with crumpled scrap paper, plastic bags, or anything with a little bit of crunch to it.
  6. Glue the top of the bag closed.

Now, display your paper bag scarecrows and make some extras to send to grandparents!

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