The first week of August marks National Clown Week. A great way to celebrate the fun that clowns bring to our children’s lives is to make and play with a clown puppet. This project is easy and very customizable to fit your child’s personality.
- Miniature paper plate
- Paint stir stick
- 10 large pom-poms in various colors
- 1 medium red pom-pom
- 1 large red foam circle
- 2 medium pink foam circles
- Red card stock or construction paper
- Colorful scrapbook paper or card stock (polka dots work great!)
- 2 large googly eyes
- Black marker
- White craft glue
- 7”x2” piece of recycled cardboard
- The Pattern (DOWNLOAD!)
How to Make It:
- Glue five pom-poms together, two on top and three on the bottom. Repeat with the remaining five. Set these aside to dry.
- Using the pattern cut out the mouth from red paper. Use black marker to draw smile line. Glue the pink foam circles on as cheeks.
- Cut the bow tie from scrapbook paper as well as the hat. Glue the red pom-pom to the top of the hat.
- Glue the paper plate to the paint stick. Glue the blow tie just under the bottom of the plate.
- Glue all the pieces in place; mouth, nose, eyes. Attach the hat to the top of the plate first then attach the “hair”. Glue a strip of cardboard to the back to keep the hair from flopping around.