Clown Puppet on a Stick

Make this fun clown and host a puppet show!

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.

Paper Plate Clown Craft

Craft Supplies:

  • 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
  • Scissors
  • White craft glue
  • 7”x2” piece of recycled cardboard
  • The Pattern (DOWNLOAD!)

How to Make It:

  1. Glue five pom-poms together, two on top and three on the bottom. Repeat with the remaining five. Set these aside to dry.
  2. 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.
  3. Cut the bow tie from scrapbook paper as well as the hat. Glue the red pom-pom to the top of the hat.
  4. Glue the paper plate to the paint stick. Glue the blow tie just under the bottom of the plate.
  5. 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.

About The Author

Amanda Formaro is the crafty, entrepreneurial mother of four children. She loves to bake, cook, make kid's crafts and create decorative items for her home. She is a crafting expert and guru in the kitchen and has appeared online and in print publications many times over the years. She is also the editor for the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip and owner of . You can see her crafty creations on Crafts by Amanda and her delicious recipes on Amanda's Cookin'

2 Responses to Clown Puppet on a Stick

  1. sal says:

    cute little fella