Paper Bag Scarecrow Hat

Paper Bag Scarecrow Hat - DIY Halloween Costume

Here’s a super easy and inexpensive way to dress up your kids for Halloween! Just add a flannel shirt and some patched up jeans to this paper bag scarecrow hat, for a complete scarecrow costume. This would even be a fun craft project to do if your child is reading about Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn.

This actually cost me nothing to make, because I used scraps that I already had. If you don’t have a paper grocery bag, some brown shipping paper would do just fine.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Brown Paper Bag
Straw or Rattan
Masking Tape
Ball or bowl the size of your head
Scraps of material & trim

For the trim, I used a piece of black paper streamer and scraps of brown and yellow felt. You could use any fabric or craft paper you happen to have on hand. I also tucked in a couple of feathers.

Directions: Split bag open and place centered over ball or inverted bowl. Press paper with hands around top half of ball to shape. Hold it in place while second person wraps large pieces of tape around to make hat band. Remove from ball or bowl.

Using our picture as reference for decorating your own scarecrow hat.

Thanks to for sharing this fun idea with us.

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  1. Just shared with my girlfriend for her kids! Great post :)

  2. So cute

  3. So cute and such easy to find supplies!

  4. Cute! I think I have everything we need too.

  5. Cute! What a great way to recycle a paper bag into something fun :)

  6. What an adorable little hat! You’re so creative!

  7. This turned out so cute!

  8. Cute craft!

  9. That is really cute and creative!

  10. Uber cute. I think I will try this with my kids. Thanks for sharing. :)

  11. Aw, how cute! I bet my daughter would love this as she loves wearing hats!

  12. Michelle F. says:

    that came out really cute

  13. This is adorable!!!!

  14. That is such a cute idea that would be perfect for Halloween.

  15. What a cute and inexpensive idea for Halloween!

  16. It’s a great craft activity for a rainy day! I think we’ll make those this coming weekend.

  17. SUPER cute! May just need to do this in my preschool class!

  18. What a cute craft idea!

  19. That’s so cute! My son would love that.

  20. Mary Withrow says:

    That turned out super cute and you probley could make a whole costume out of paper bags really!

  21. Love this. My 3yo keeps talking about scarecrows. I have to make this for her. She’ll think its so cool.

  22. How cute! I need to remember this next year. I think we will do the wizard of oz costumes!

  23. What a great fall craft! Looks pretty easy too!

  24. How fun!! What a creative idea as well! Looks like I need to pick up a few items and have some fun with my niece and nephew!!

  25. that is way too cute!

  26. Sandy Cain says:

    Wow, this is easy enough! It reminds me of the hat my dad made for my cousin in daycamp. Very similar – she won 1st prize, and the hat he made for ME won nothing. I was mad!

  27. Shannon says:

    What an easy and cheap craft. Thank you for sharing this with us and have a lovely day.

  28. That is just too cute. Thank you for sharing it at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  29. I love this craft, the kids can get so creative and let there imagination shine. Awesome & easy!

  30. G’day!! Great scarecrow hat! I wouldn’t think it was a bag if you didn’t tell me! awesome!

  31. Great idea! my kids would love to make these. Found you via Say G’day Party Have a great weekend x

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