Learn how to draw a Scarecrow Face with this step by step tutorial. The simple shapes make it easy for artists of all ages.
Big, large simple shapes also make this a great project for younger students. The face and hat and shirt include just the basics, so students can add their own creative flourishes. More patches on the hat, or pockets on the shirt will all add some extra fun, and then possibly some extra color. You can’t have too much of that in a fall drawing.
Preview of the step by step Scarecrow Face tutorial
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- Drawing Paper. Don’t substitute it with copy paper or construction paper. The surface will get fuzzy, erasing might cause holes, and the colors will generally not look as bright.
- Pencil. The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase. Buying the pre-sharpened ones will save busy teachers a lot of time.
- Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tip erasers, especially when erasing leftover pencil lines after tracing.
- Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent markers make nice black lines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them in areas with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath for table protection.
- Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have in the smaller boxes.
- Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors, and seem a bit richer than ones Prang has.
Time needed: 30 minutes.
How to Draw a Scarecrow Face
- Draw a large U shape.
- Add a rim at the top.
- Draw the top of the hat.
- Draw two triangle eyes.
- Add a large smile.
- Finish with nose and stitch lines.
- Draw straw hair.
- Add shirt and patch on hat.
- Trace with marker and color.