Scarecrow Bag

By  Linda Valentino 

size: 5"x10"

  • Scarecrow Bag


  • Brown lunch bag
  • Paper or cardstock: white, black, yellow, red, dark red
  • Green plaid print paper
  • Tan cardstock
  • Silk yellow flower with leaves
  • Jute twine


  • Circle punches: 1”, 7/8”, 5/8”, 3/8”
  • Pinking shears
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, black marker

Pattern - Scarecrow Bag

  • 1. Print out patterns. Cut patterns from cardstock. Cut bottom edge of hat with pinking shears.
  • 2. Punch two circles of each: 1" yellow, 7/8" red, 5/8" white, and 3/8" black. Cut 5"x1-1/2" rectangle from plaid paper.
  • 3. Using black marker, outline all pieces except white and black circles. Draw hat line.
  • 4. Cut 2-1/2" down from top of bag in each corner. Fold all 4 flaps down and crease. Make 1/4" cuts on flaps for hair.
  • 5. Adhere plaid paper to bottom of bag. Adhere yellow circles under hair. Adhere eyes, nose, and cheeks on face.
  • 6. Using marker, draw wiggly smile from cheek to cheek. Draw small stitch lines along length of smile and around nose.
  • 7. Adhere hat to hair. Make bow with jute and adhere to hat. Adhere flower to leaves. Tie knot in center of 6" length of jute; unravel ends. Adhere jute under flower. Adhere flower to bottom of scarecrow.
  • Tip
  • 1. If making with a large group, punch all four circle sizes onto 3" square of manila folder. Kids can use shapes as tracers to cut out their circles.