Creating a clown craft with children is a fun activity that will keep active kids engaged and allow them to be creative. Anything in your craft box that is colourful or sparkly can be used to make your clown face unique. Kids will decorate their clown faces differently, often showing off their own personalities with their art. Creating your own clown face encourages you to "act like a clown" and keep people amused while doing it.
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Things you need
- Card stock
- Clown face template
- Glue (bottled)
- Sequins, buttons, etc.
Cut the card stock into a circular shape. This will be the base for your clown face. The card stock needs to be thick enough to withstand children, glue, and copious amounts of glitter. With the scissors, have an adult poke one small hole on each side of the card stock.
Roll another piece of the card stock into a cone. Glue the ends so that the cone keeps its shape. Set it aside, allowing it to dry completely. Place it wide-side down on a flat surface.
Trace the eyes, mouth and nose onto the card stock. Cut out the eye holes.
Thread the ribbon through the holes in the card stock, allowing enough so that it can fit snugly, but not too tightly around the back of the child's head.
Decorate the space above and below the eyes with the glue. Draw stars, circles, squigly marks, or just trace the marker with the glue, making sure the lines are straight.
Dust the glue with different colours of glitter. Spaces around the mouth will be red, spaces around the eyes can be blue or green. It really doesn't matter what colour goes where, as long as everything is colourful. Set the craft aside to dry.
Glue stripes onto the cone hat, alternating between stripes of glitter and strips of ribbon to match the face mask. Use any leftover ribbon, sequins, glitter, or other craft bits and pieces to decorate the hat. Allow to dry fully before wearing.
Tips and warnings
- Do your craft with some kind of tarp or easily cleaned surface. Kids have a lot of fun with glue, but when you add glitter to the mix, it can get everywhere!
- Never allow children to use scissors while unsupervised.
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