How to Make Craft Stick Crows

I love to make projects with craft sticks. Kids love craft stick projects because they are so many possibilities! I always have a plastic shoebox container full of them, just waiting for inspiration to strike.

How to Make Craft Stick Crows by Amanda Formaro

Like recently when I was going through my supplies looking for something else, and came across my container full of craft sticks. It’s kind of weird how thinks just pop into my head, and that’s what happened with these crows.

How to Make Craft Stick Crows by Amanda Formaro

How to Make Craft Stick Crows

I’ve made craft stick scarecrows before, so I was a little inspired by their look. I still had plenty of those cute little hats left, so I pulled out the supplies and got busy!

For this craft, kids will need:

  • Jumbo craft sticks
  • Black paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Black feathers
  • Yellow card stock or construction paper
  • Embellishments: scrapbook paper, bandanna or fabric scrap, little straw hat
  • Tools: white craft glue, scissors, paintbrush

How to Make Craft Stick Crows by Amanda Formaro

When you’re done making these, pose them in a houseplant, have a puppet show, or just play with them! Make extras to give to friends. This is also a fun make & take craft project for kid’s harvest or fall parties. You can paint the sticks ahead of time and let the kids do the embellishing.

How to Make Craft Stick Crows by Amanda Formaro

For the embellishments, you can make simple bows from scrapbook paper to use as hair bows (for girl crows) or bow ties for boys. The little straw hats can be found at your local craft store. I also used a bandanna which I cut down to a small square. Fabric scraps work great too!

How to Make Craft Stick Crows by Amanda Formaro

Cut beaks from yellow card stock. Attach eyes and beaks with white craft glue. Attach embellishments such as bows and bandannas.

How to Make Craft Stick Crows by Amanda Formaro

If using a hat, be sure to put it on first as your googly eyes will need to be positioned farther down than on crows not wearing a hat. Add some glue inside the hat and insert the stick. It will take some time to dry, so be patient! Alternatively, a grown up can use hot glue to make the hat stick immediately.

Let everything dry completely before playing with your craft stick crows!

How to Make Craft Stick Crows by Amanda Formaro

I hope you enjoyed this fun fall project for kids. Have fun!




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Amanda Formaro is a well-known craft expert and author of the  books "Rubber Band Mania" and "Duct Tape Mania", the first two in a series of craft books for kids. She has been writing and crafting on the Internet for over fifteen years. Find out more on her blog, Crafts by Amanda, where she shares tutorials with step-by-step photos for adults and kids alike.