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Wooden Spoon Scarecrow

If you’re looking for an easy fall kids craft then you’ll love this wooden spoon scarecrow craft! Kids will love making these adorable scarecrows and you can customize them to look however you’d like.

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Wooden Spoon Scarecrow Craft

You can get cheap wooden spoons from the dollar store or Amazon. Kids will have a blast decorating them. And the best part is you can put on a puppet show when you’re done too! They also make great story props.

If you love scarecrow crafts, see our popsicle stick scarecrow craft.

Wooden Spoon Scarecrow Craft

Make one or make a few wooden spoon scarecrows in different colors!

Supplies Needed to Make Wooden Spoon Scarecrows

  • Wooden Spoons – we used these wooden spoons.
  • Small googly eyes
  • Fine point sharpie
  • Acrylic Paint – we used light brown, pink, blue and orange
  • Felt – we used yellow felt for the hair and orange for the nose.
  • Twine
  • Burlap Ribbon 
  • Hot glue – using hot glue will help the hat and other elements stay on better. Adult supervision required.

Wooden Spoon Scarecrow Craft for Kids

Watch the full video tutorial here!

How to Make a Wooden Spoon Scarecrow

1. Start with a plain wooden spoon. You can typically find them at a dollar store. We used these wooden spoons from Amazon.

A 2 inch wide tip of the spoon will give you more space for the hair and facial features of the scarecrow.

Wooden Spoons for Scarecrows


2. Paint the wooden spoon with acrylic non-toxic paint. We used a light brown for the top and painted blue and orange on the bottom.

Fold Over Burlap Ribbon

3. Make the scarecrow hat with burlap ribbon: 

We used burlap ribbon that was 2.5 inches wide.

Start by cutting a small piece and folding it over to make the top part of the hat. (Watch the video to see this in action!)

Cut a longer piece for the brim of the ham and fold length-wise.

Glue the 2 pieces together. We then pulled at the ends and made a few cuts to make the hat a little more messy.

Make Scarecrow Hat

4. Glue the hat to the top of the spoon.

Glue hat onto spoon

5. Glue on 2 small googly eyes.

Add Googly Eyes to Spoon

6. Add a triangle nose from orange felt.

Glue on a triangle nose

7. Draw the mouth on with a black sharpie.

Note – if you do not paint the face the sharpie may bleed on the wooden spoon. We found painting first helped the sharpie not bleed.

Using the back of a paintbrush, add 2 dots of pink paint for the cheeks.

Add Cheeks and Mouth to Scarecrow

8. For a finishing touch, cut out some small strips of yellow felt for the hair.

Glue the strips to the side of the scarecrow’s face.

We added a few pieces to the top of the hat too.

Add Felt Hair to Scarecrows

9. Take a small piece of burlap ribbon and glue around the spoon handle, near the top.

Glue a tied piece of twine on top.

Add Twine Ribbon to Spoon

9. Your spoon scarecrows are now done!

These are great story spoons or you can place them in a mason jar for decoration! We used some burlap ribbon and twine to decorate the mason jar too.

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Make some popsicle stick scarecrows next!

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See these adorable clothespin scarecrows. Get a free printable template to make them too!

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