With The Circus as one of our themes for Rainy Day Tots we knew it would be lots of fun to create some fun paper plate crafts with our toddlers and preschoolers.
To go with the paper plate lion face we now have one of the other characters for the circus a clown.
So here you go an easy Paper Plate Clown Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers to make.
Clown Paper Plate Craft
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To make this clown we have used a ready coloured paper plate however you could paint your paper plate.
But using a coloured paper plate like the pink one here means that you can save time and your tot won’t have to wait around for the paint to dry before they can decorate their clown’s face.
There is a bit of prep ahead for you to cut the craft foam into shape but after that your toddler and you can make it together.
If you wanted you could cut out the eyes and create a clown mask for some circus role play for your toddler or preschooler to do this week.
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Paper Plate Clown Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers
- On the white craft foam draw a large smile and cut this out.
- Place the cut out shape over the red craft foam and draw a smaller smile inside it. Cut this out as well.
- On another colour of craft foam draw a bow tie shape and cut out.
- Now cut out some spots for your toddler to attach to the bow tie and make a spotty bow tie.
How to Make a Clown Face Paper Plate with Toddlers and Preschoolers
- Glue on a large pom pom in the middle of the paper plate.
- Add two large googly eyes either side of the pom pom.
- Scrunch up the tissue paper and attach either side of the paper plate for the hair.
- Now glue on the white smile (you can make him happy or a sad clown).
- Glue the red smile over the top.
- Add the spots to the bow tie with glue and then glue the bow tie in place.
- Leave to dry.
Circus Book for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Our featured book for Circus Week for our Rainy Day Tots is Olivia Saves the Circus by Ian Falconer.
We have picked this book as Olivia is a fun character and in this book she saves the day showing off her skills in the various roles in the circus from ringmaster to acrobat.
More Circus Themed Activities and Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Be a Lion Tamer and feed the lion in this fun counting game for toddlers and preschoolers.
Check out our 2 versions of paper plate lions for toddlers and preschoolers to make. The painted and torn paper linked above is ideal for younger toddlers and the pictured handprint mane Lion for preschoolers to make.