Clowns...they make us laugh and they make us cry (some kids are scared of them). When I think of clowns, I think of the circus. I used to love clowns when I was a little girl. The way they would all come out of an itsy bitsy car, that they shouldn't have been able to fit into. I loved the way they would pants other clowns or the way they would shoot other clowns or the audience with water. There are a lot of good memories when it comes to clowns. If you love clowns, then you will want to make some clown crafts, and this page will give you some great inspiration and ideas. Have fun!
Besides providing wonderful fun in the making, a few of these funny clowns make perfect party decorations, particularly for a circus theme. Get a brown paper bag—medium size is best. Cut off the bottom and then slash it as shown in Figure a. This bag is the clown suit, so decorate it with crayons or paints, covering it with circles or crescents or any desig. Then take some light-weight cardboard and draw feet and a head and arms in the shapes suggested by Figure b. Color in bright socks and shoes. Draw a face and color the hat. Indicate the hands. Cut these shapes out. Slip the feet into the pants legs, and fasten the paper around the ankles with rubber bands or bits of string. Put the head and arms in at the top, and fasten the paper around the neck with a rubber band or bright string, making a little ruffle around the neck with the paper. The clown should now look like c. Put a small hole through the top of the hat and run a piece of string through, so the clown may he hung up. Making these clowns is a fun family project. The youngest members of the family can color the suits. The heads and arms and feet provide a good opportunity for the young artists to exercise their talent and imagination.
If you want to make this silly clown to use on your hand, then print out this clown picture. . Cut off the legs and paste the legless picture on a piece of cardboard, like cereal box cardboard. Now cut around the clown, cutting through the cardboard. Then cut out the two round holes in the bottom of the figure. Cut these out. Place your fingers through the holes. Make them move so that the clown will walk, jump, stumble, take a nose dive, or dance. Make several of these puppets. When your friends come to visit, ask them to join you in a show of clown tricks.
Learn how to make this clown doll with spools, hooked together with wires. Get some corks out and paint eyes, nose, and mouth on them. Remember that clowns normally have a big red nose. Put a wire through the head of the clown and knot the wire and put the end back into the head of the spool. Below the clown's head, twist another wire for the hands...put beads on them. Thenbelow the arms, put 2 more spools on there, and then below that, twist another wire below it and put beads on them and twist a knot at the bottom of both feet. Now you can paint buttons on the clown's body.
If you want to make a good clown hat or costume, then you need a good pom-pom. Don't go out and spend money to buy expensive yarn pom-poms...instead make these paper pom-poms. These turn out good in all colors and all sizes too. Just trace good circles and then you will fold them together and then sew the seam. They turn out to be excellent for your clown costumes. Find out how to make them here.
You'll have a lot of fun with this finger-puppet. By just moving your fingers, you can make him dance, walk, stumble, jump, and do all sorts of little tricks. Here's a picture of a clown to print out, but you can use any figure that you think will look funny dancing or doing tricks. Look through some old magazines and you will very likely come across a picture of some interesting figure. If your picture is in black and white, color it with crayons or paints. Cut out the picture. Then cut off the legs. Paste the legless picture on to a piece of cardboard. Now cut around the figure, cutting through the cardboard. You will have a nice, sturdy little puppet. Using a dime or a penny for an outline, cut two round holes in the bottom of the figure through which to put your fingers.
Paper Bag Clown Masks - Learn how to make paper bag clown masks with the following tutorial.
Become a Circus Clown Craft - Join the circus by making and wearing this cool clown mask.
Circus Clown on the Move Making Instructions - Find out how you can use a balloon to make a clown in a few easy steps.
Circus Clown Toilet Paper Roll Craft - Turn a toilet paper roll into a three dimensional circus clown.
Clever Clown Bank - Have you ever be fascinated by a clown's costume and face paint designs? Here's your chance to create your very own designs that any clown would love.
Clown Bag Craft - An interesting craft for children to make and to carry with them each day.
Clown Costume - Follow these instructions to make the perfect Halloween clown costume.
Clown Doll - Follow the free clown pattern to crochet your own clown doll.
Clown Figure and Christmas Cracker - Martha Stewart shows you how to make this amazing clown figure and Christmas cracker.
Clown Mask - Have fun making these clown masks for your family and friends.
Clown Ornament - Learn how to make a clown Christmas tree ornament using a white ping-pong ball.
Clown Paper Decoration - This clown paper decoration will look great in every child's bedroom.
Clown Pencil Topper - This is a fun back to school activity for children of all ages to make.
Clown Placeholder Names - A fun and simple craft to make!
Clown Place Settings - These clown place settings are a great addition to any clown themed birthday party.
Clown Ring Toss - Learn how you make a cool clown ring toss using cardboard tubes, markers, scissors, large round items, cardboard and a pencil.
Clown Ring Toss Easy - Teach your children about recycling by turning a Kool-Aid canister into a clown ring toss.
Craft Foam Pencil Toppers - Learn how to make a clown pencil topper using craft foam.
Crazy Clown Doll - Make this cute clown doll!
Crochet Clown Pattern - Follow this free clown pattern to crochet your own clown.
Crochet School Clown Holder - Learn how to make this crochet school clown holder by following these instructions carefully.
Cuddles The Clown - This is a fun craft that will make a great addition to your clown collection.
Cute Bottle Cork Clown - This cute bottle cork clown is a fun recycling craft for children.
Easy Clown Pencil Topper - Find out how you can make a clown pencil topper using pipe cleaners, confetti clown faces, wire cutters and tacky glue.
Easy Shapes Clown Craft - This is a fun clown craft where children can also learn about shapes.
Finger Puppet - Find out how you can turn a paper tube into a clown finger puppet.
Letter C becomes a Clown -This is a fun project for children where they turn the letter C into a clown!
Moving Marionette Clowns - Follow these instructions to make a homemade marionette clown.
Mr. Happy and Mr. Sad Clown - Use paper plates, craft sticks, crepe paper, pompoms, markers, white glue, scissors, and scotch tape to make this clown puppet.
Paper Bag Puppet - Clown Craft - This tutorial will show you how to turn a paper lunch bag into a clown puppet.
Silly Soda Can Clown Magnets - Aren't these adorable...make these adorable clowns from empty pop cans, ribbon, yarn, googley eyes, ribbon, etc
Quite the Clown Puppet - Learn how to make a clown puppet using construction paper, glue, a paper bag and a few other supplies.
Valentine Clown - Use hearts to create your own Valentine clown craft with your children.