This adorable clown paper plate craft uses a paper plate and printable template to make a project suitable for a clown or circus theme or just for fun.
If you cut out holes instead of using the template eyes, you can convert your clown craft into a clown mask. Attach a paint stir stick or tongue depressor to allow your child to hold it up to their face.
- paper plate,
- something to color with (or color printer),
- Optional: You can substitute large wiggly eyes for the template eyes.
- Optional FOR MASK: Paint Stir Stick , thin strip of wood or Tongue Depressor .
- Print out the craft template of choice.
- Color (if using the black and white version of the craft) and cut out the template pieces.
- Glue the pieces to the bottom of the plate to make a clown face:
- Glue the collar underneath the paper plate at the very bottom.
- Glue the two pieces of hair to either side of the paper plate near the top.
- Glue the hat onto the paper plate at the very top.
- Glue the mouth onto the paper plate near the bottom.
- Glue the nose above the mouth.
- Glue the cheeks above each corner of the mouth.
- Glue the eyes above the nose (or cut out two holes in the place of eyes to make a mask).
- Glue the two eyebrows above the eyes (it is okay if they overlap the hat a little bit.
- Optional: If making a mask, use masking tape or duct tape to attach a thin strip of wood, a Tongue Depressor or a Paint Stir Stick(often free at paint supply and home repair stores -- no more than $1 -- we get dad to pick one up now and then when he's at home depot admiring the tools *grin*)
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).