Paper Crow Craft




One of the best things you can do as an art teacher, is identify the quick art projects that require 30-40 minutes of your time. Creating a “bank” of these lessons can literally save you tons of stress simply by knowing they are there.

This is exactly the type of project I like to have on hand during the fall when pumpkins, scarecrows and autumn collages are filling up the art room.


These paper crows are so simple. Just photocopy the template onto cardstock, cut out and place in trays for each table group. Older kids can cut the templates on their own.

Give each child a pencil, some black paper and scraps of yellow paper. Trace and cut all the crow pieces and glue to a colored piece of paper, a painted piece of paper OR just assemble without any background at all.

Arrange in your classroom and enjoy this wonderful season.


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  • Elsa Clark

    I have not liked any of your projects you have put out in the last 6 months. They look like crafts and not the art you used to post. 🙁

    • Patty

      All of my new art lessons are in my Sparklers Club. Providing rich, standard-based lessons for our members is where our focus is. While your comment is rather negative, I understand that art, not crafts, is the preference for many of my readers.

      • Helena Leigh Levett

        I think your ideas and Deep Space Sparkle are marvellous Patty! 🙂 Helena (I am an artist but also teach art as therapy to people with head injuries) X

      • Marilyn Commander

        You are doing a great job!!

  • Jane Peterson

    This looks like fun for first and second graders

  • Danielle Miller

    Great little video-thanks! For my special needs students this looks great. Painting, tracing, coloring for the fall leaves, cutting, glueing. Lots of skills they can practice. Will try it tomorrow!

  • Carolyn

    In my email, I can’t access the paper crow template? the link does not work?

  • Louise Cloke

    In stark contrast to the earlier negative comment Patty, I absolutely love all of the resources you provide. Used in the correct attainment group they provide an exciting exploration of a variety of art skills. Children need to practice all techniques and skill to become confident, your ideas support that most definitely. Thank you for all the hard work and support you give to us arty/crafty teachers…. we love it. ❤️

    • Patty

      Love you for saying this! Thank you!

  • Ann Greeley

    This is a great project for younger students. I really like incorporating the watercolor background. Nice technique. Definitely going to use this one.

  • Cecilia Marshall

    I want to know if
    I am considered a member I signed up this summer ?

    • Patty

      Hi Cecilia: I didn’t find your email address in our Sparklers Club database. But you maybe subscribed with another email. If you are a paying member and don’t know how to access the Sparklers Club bundles & resources, please contact support@deepspacesparkle.com. They’ll help you out. If you signed up for our free newsletter, that just means that you get our newsletter once a week. This is totally free. Hope this helsp.

  • Mary

    I really love all that’s involved in this project! It’s precious!
    My Kinder/1st grade kids will love it.
    I can see varied backgrounds will help create all the moods the season brings.
    Thank you for sharing it – for free!

  • Cathy Coleman

    Love this!

  • Linda Murphy

    My elementary students absolutely adore this project! They got excited when looking at it without even making it. I’m also really adamant about building skills. I think those that choose to comment negatively are perhaps not inducing the skills themselves. After all, it’s really up to us how we execute the lesson and what layers we could bring to enhance meaning, as well as foundational skills. I just wanted to thank you for taking the time and effort to utilize your skills in creating a wonderful assortment of resources for art educators. Keep doing what you are doing! Education is not a place for judgement, but rather a place for collaboration, inspiration, and learning. We must enter with open hearts, minds, and use our resources thoughtfully. Thank you!

  • Kate Tanaka

    I am interested in trying your products!

  • Amanda

    Awsome!! Thanks so much!!

  • kim sloan

    I live this project idea.

  • Sally Tazelaar

    Thank you

  • Lea Tripoli

    Very cute project for my younger students.

  • Mary Mastren-Williams

    I really want to use this video for my classes, but I can’t view it! Facebook content is blocked at school and it won’t play. Is there a different link to this video?

    • Patty

      You can watch our videos on YouTube! Heres the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgFEyomUm3M

      • mwilliams

        Thank You!!

  • kimber

    I work at at Title 1 school. While these may be considered “crafts” and not art by some, they are perfect for my kiddos! They need more time cutting, coloring and gluing. My teachers and kiddos are thrilled with each project/craft I bring in. Thank you sooooooooo much!

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