Circus Clown Craft Activity

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Updated on Aug 31, 2012

Feel like clowning around with a colorful circus craft idea? This goofy pasta clown sculpture will help your child develop his small muscle skills and think creatively while decking it out with a colorful circus outfit. You can use whatever dry pasta you have on hand, making this a versatile craft that's ready for the big top anytime.

What You Need:

  • Empty round container
  • Dried pasta
  • Glue
  • White paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Googly eyes
  • Red pom-poms
  • Craft foam

What You Do:

  1. Have your child flip the container over, so the bottom is facing him. He can now glue the pasta, also open-side down, to the container until the entire surface is covered. It's easiest to start in the center and work towards the edges.
  2. Let the pasta dry, and then paint them white.
  3. Draw a large triange on red craft foam for the hat, and cut it out.
  4. Draw and cut out a large red mouth and small bowtie and cut them out as well.
  5. Now glue these shapes to the head, along with googly eyes. Which way should the mouth face? How far apart should the eyes be? This is a great way to explore emotions!
  6. Your child can now glue pom-poms to the face for a nose and ears.

Your pasta clown is now ready to entertain!

Tania K. Cowling is a former early childhood teacher and author of teacher resource books. Her Together Time crafts have been featured in print magazines and on the Internet.

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