Circus Preschool Theme Crafts for Kids

Written by Nicole Dean

by Aunt B

Copyright 2004-2006 Story Soup Kids, a division of Enchanted Corner

Circus Crafts for Kids

Animal Cages

Cereal Boxes (all sizes)
***Knife and/or Scissors ***
Plastic Animals

*** Only adults use the knife***

With help from an adult cut out rectangles on both sides of the cereal boxes. Next paint the cages boxes to be the color you want them to be. Glue in some straw for a nice cozy cage and add animals.

Animal Cage Art Work

Foam food trays
Animal Crackers
Pipe Cleaners

Glue animal crackers to foam food trays. Next glue pipe cleaners over the top of these animals, gluing at the top and the bottom of the tray.

*Option* Make more then one and connect with yarn and you will have a Zoo Train.

Cookie Cutter Painting

Circus Animal Cookie Cutters
Tempra Paint
Construction Paper
Paper Plate

Place a small amount of paint on the paper plate and place the cookie cutter you want used in this paint. Then have the children make prints using the cookie cutters.
**Be sure to wash with soap and water when done before using in baking.**

Ring Masters Megaphone

Construction Paper
Markers and Stickers

Have your child decorate their paper to be bright and cheery. Once done roll the paper into a mega phone shape and tape/staple into place. This is a great craft to take outside when you are done making it.

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Craft: Clown Shoes

Two shoe boxes per child w/ lid
Masking Tape (and/or hot glue)

Cut a small hole into both shoe box lids. This hole needs to be big enough for your child’s foot to slide in but not to big that they will step out of the lid. Next tape (and/or hot glue) the lid to the bottom of the box. Once this is done let your child decorate the box with paint, markers, and stickers of their choice. Once dry have your child slide their foot into the shoe and act like a clown.

Craft: Clown Neck Tie

Construction paper of choice
Large Paper Clip

Cut out two triangles with the top points meeting in the middle to create a bow tie or cut out a diamond with one side short and the other side really long. (Use two sheets of construction paper taped together to make a long tie) Have your child decorate the tie and use a large paper clip to clip it to their shirt.

Clown Hats

Construction Paper
Hole Punch Holes
Glue in a bowl or small lid
**Bingo Markers

Cut a tall triangle out of your construction paper. Round off the bottom of the triangle to make it look like a clown hat. Next offer the pre punched holes, toothpicks and glue to your child to decorate their hat. Use the toothpick to place the glue onto the hat. Glue on a pompom on the top of the triangle for a finishing touch.

**Option** If your child is to young to do this you can get the same look but a little larger dots by letting your child use bingo markers. **


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