Wednesday, September 28, 2011


This is an adorable lesson that keeps the primary artists busy for the entire class period!  I break it up into steps for the students to follow along to ensure success for everyone.  Here are the steps:

1.  Trace and cut-out the shapes for the scarecrow's shirt, pants, & hat using stencils and wallpaper scraps (set aside for later).
2.  Discuss farmlands (the crops, colors, and lines).  Draw the hills using curved lines and show the students how to repeat that same curved line in each hill to represent rows of crops.
3.  Instruct the students on coloring each hill with a two-color pattern.  Have them color the sky at this point, as well.
4.  Next, glue down the parts for the scarecrow.  I pre-cut scarecrow heads for my students and pass them out at this time. 
5.  Last, I give each student some "hay" (or raffia, as we art teachers call it) and two buttons to glue on their scarecrows. 

Aren't they so cute?
Aaryn's Scarecrow

Hannah's Scarecrow

Andre's Scarecrow

 Alan's Scarecrow

Amauria's Scarecrow

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