Clown Paper bag Puppet

Come one; come all to the greatest show on earth – the circus!  No Circus is complete without a silly clown.  This quick kid’s craft is simple to put together and a fun addition to our Circus theme.  Made with a paper bag, paper and glue, you’ll be ready for the big top in no time!  Don’t forget to check out our other Kidfunideas Circus projects too.

What you'll need:

  • Clown Paper bag puppet pattern

  • Construction paper or cardstock – any color

  • Scissors

  • Glue Stick

  • Black marker

How to make it:

  1. Print out the Clown paper bag puppet pattern and cut out from the colored construction paper indicated on the pattern – or, use whatever colors you like- even scrapbook paper with patterns look nice.  Clowns are usually dressed in bright clothes, so don’t be afraid to experiment!

  2. Once you have all your pieces cut out, it’s time to assemble. 

  3. For the body:  Glue the shirt behind the pants and paste it to the front of the bag just below the fold.  Add the shoes to the bottom of the pants.   Paste the suspenders to the waist of the pants up toward the top of the shirt.  Glue the collar to the top of the shirt to cover the top of the suspenders.  Glue on the two buttons onto the pants just below the suspenders.  Add the hands to the shirt on both sides.

  4. For the head: Make a slit where indicated on the bigger hair piece and tuck it over the top of the ear on the left side and tape into place on the back of the head piece.  Glue the right side hair piece next and attach the head to the bag with glue above the collar on the bag fold.  Add the mouth and nose, and draw in the two eyes with black marker.  Last add the hat to the top of your clown.  You can get a tiny strip of colored paper to have as a brim if you like. 

That’s it!  Your clown is all ready for the Big Top. 

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