Scarecrows for STEAM

Hey there Santiago STEAM Magnet Students and Families…

Congratulations to our Winners and all participants!

Click Here to see the Gallery of all Entries!

Traditional/Family Scarecrow Category:

Winner of Art Supplies!   Wyatt G. and Owen G. (Fudge/Lebus)

Runners up!

Gunnar K. (Larkins), Lincoln I. (Nichols), Eli V. (Burdette),   Andrew B. and Clifton B. (Duran & Menke)



Lower Grade K-2 Scarecrow Art Category:

Winner of Art Supplies! Kelli R. (Lebus)

Runner UP! Vincent S (Markowitz)



Upper Grade 3-6 Scarecrow Art Category:

Winner of Art Supplies! Norah S. (Larkins)



Runner up!  Samantha D. (Larkins)


Congratulations to all of our Amazing Participants!  view the complete Gallery  HERE:

Click Here to see the Gallery of all Entries!


Since we can’t celebrate the Fall Season with on-campus events, we’re moving our celebration to our homes and lawns. This year we’re having our first annual Scarecrows for STEAM Contest. This is a great opportunity to go through your homes to turn your discarded items and old clothes (that you were going to toss or donate anyway), into a family fun activity building a Scarecrow for STEAM.

Really let your kiddos minds think outside the box to build any kind of scarecrow they want. They can go the traditional porch or lawn scarecrow route, where it’s built with stick frames and stuffed with newspaper. Perhaps drawing is their passion and they want to dabble with paint, crayons, chalk or mixed collage. Some kids will want to build a scarecrow with toilet paper rolls or make paper bag puppets. While others will find a clever way to make a scarecrow basket or centerpiece. The possibilities are endless and we can’t wait to see what they decide to enter into the contest

There are three categories up for grabs.

  1. Lower Grade (K-2nd)
  2. Upper Grades (3rd-6th)

Students can enter anything they wish, as long as it looks like a scarecrow. Drawing, toilet paper statue, centerpiece, paper mache, etc. Students must work independently.




     3.  Traditional Scarecrow

Here, we’re looking for the traditional scarecrow made from old clothes. Typically made by stuffing the clothes with crumpled newspaper, but can be made however you want. This category can be made with the help of friends and family. There will be one prize awarded to the winning group.





Students may work independently or with friends or family members to build their traditional scarecrow, but must work alone for grade level entries. There will be an art kit prize for each category. Everyone who participates will be given a Scarecrows for STEAM participation button.

Deadline to enter is Sunday, October 25th.  Please, no people or house numbers in your photos. They will be posted on this public website. Most importantly, tell your students to tap into their ingenuity and creativity, and to have fun! Voting will take place the week of October 26th.