Lesson Plan Title : Scarecrow Recycled

Age Range: Grade 6 through grade 8 (Middle School)

Overview and Purpose: This project encourages students to think about what materials can be recycled. They are challenged to make a scarecrow entirely out of recyclable materials.

Objective: The student will be able to create a scarecrow out of recycled products.


Various recyclable items

Packaging tape



Talk with students about the purpose of scarecrows and the usual materials they are made out of. Explain that they are going to work in groups to create a scarecrow completely out of recycled items. They are not allowed to use straw or hay or clothes. Challenge them to be as creative as possible in making their scarecrow.

First have them sketch out the scarecrow and list the items they will need. Remind them that they will need to figure out a way to have it stand up. Give them a day or two to collect the items and then have them build the scarecrow. Have them present their scarecrows to the class and explain what they used to make them.

Wrap Up:

You can create a display in your school that showcases the scarecrows and explains what they are made of. Have the students or faculty vote on the most creative materials used, best display, or most unique scarecrow.