Crow Stick Puppets
Corn is harvested in the fall and early winter months, and crows love it! Crows enjoy eating the corn, which is why farmers put up scarecrows—to scare crows away! This craft will help to teach kids about why fall is often symbolized with corn, scarecrows and crows.
Set Up Ideas
Pour paint onto cups, plates or trays to make it easy for kids to paint them. Set up an area for drying with butcher paper and have plenty of cleaning supplies on hand.
Let’s Get Started
Gather the following materials: washable black paint, jumbo craft sticks, black feathers, eyes and other decorating materials.
Paint jumbo craft sticks with black paint and allow them to fully dry.
Once the craft sticks are dry, affix eyes and beaks to create faces for your cute crows.
Add any other decorative materials desired to personalize your crows.
Create a classroom display of all of the crows together by either hanging them on a line or by standing them up.
Crows, along with corn and the changing colors of leaves, are popular signs and symbols of Fall. Discuss these symbols and why we associate them with fall.
The name for a group of crows is a "murder." What are other groups of animals called?
Tips and Tricks
You may create a display stand by pouring dried corn kernels into a shallow box. Place the craft stick portion of the crows into the kernels for an adorable display of your classroom crows.
Follow up Activity
Too many crows? Make some scarecrows! Cut construction paper into the shapes of clothes and a hat and glue them onto a craft stick. Add a funny face and enjoy!