Paper Crow Craft



These paper crows are adorable and yet so simple to make during the Fall season in your art room.

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

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.

Here’s a quick video to watch the process:

Before you get started –

Download the October Freebie pack and print of the Crow Templates inside. This packet is filled with Fall themed lessons, drawing guides, technique tips and video tutorials that are perfect projects to add to your art room this Fall season.

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– 12″ x 18″ white sulphite paper

– Scraps of black and yellow paper

– Cake tempera paints

– Paper Crow Template (download below)

– Paper for Fall leaves

– Scissors

– White school glue

– Googly eyes


Start by brushing various colors of cake tempera paint onto your white drawing paper.

Fill the entire paper with colors and then add a few splatters of paint by flicking your paintbrush towards the paper.

Print out the Paper Crow templates to trace and cut out your crow.

You can photocopy the template onto cardstock, then cut out and place into 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 your painted background OR just assemble without any background at all.

Move the wings and legs around to create movement.

Glue on some pretty fall leaves to your background paper, around your crow.

Arrange in your classroom and enjoy this wonderful season!

I’d love to see how your crow projects turned out, so please leave me a comment below.

For more free art lessons with step-by-step instructions, click HERE to view all our Fall inspired art projects and lesson plans.

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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!

  • Jeanine

    I changed it a bit but I do live this project. Thank you.

  • A DSS Cheerleader

    THANK YOU for wonderful not-too-spooky fall ideas for our youngest learners! I teach PreK and elementary English abroad and don’t have lesson time nor materials to do many of your projects, but they give me so much inspiration and I try to incorporate as much art as I can with my littles. You are so charming and “sparkly” in your videos, Patty – love you and Deep Space Sparkle! Keep up the terrific work.

  • Darlene

    I am already a subscriber, how come I have to keep giving my email address each time I want to do a project?

    • Bethany

      Hi Darlene! The best way for us to share our lessons is by email. When you request a download, and share your email address, we are excited to email that to you directly to your inbox. That’s the fastest and easiest way to share the lessons!

      • Kay McCollough

        I’m excited about doing this crow with my Kindergarten and 1st grade students. Thank you so much for all the ideas! I love crafty Art projects too. 😊

  • Gayle M. Simone

    I can’t seem to get the crow pattern.

    • Bethany

      Hi Gayle! I just checked the link. Everything is working on our end. If you click the download button and add your email address we will send the lesson directly to your inbox. Be sure to check your Spam or Junk folders to make sure it didn’t end up there. Enjoy.

  • Debra Ramsden

    I can’t get to the crow template.

    • Bethany

      Hi Debra! I just checked the link. Everything is working on our end. If you click the download button and add your email address we will send the lesson directly to your inbox. Our website works best with the Chrome and Safari browser. Be sure to check your Spam or Junk folders to make sure it didn’t end up there. Enjoy.

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