Circus Crafts for Kids
Cereal Boxes (all sizes)
***Knife and/or Scissors ***
*** 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
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
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
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.
Circus Activity for Kids: Circus Dress-Up
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.
Hole Punch Holes
Glue in a bowl or small lid
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. **
Farm Craft for Kids
Make a Farm Book!
Farmer, Farmer, What do you see?
For the total book you will need — pages of construction paper of your choice. This will be the main pages to the book. Your child will create different farm animals and they will be placed on these pages. You will need to write at the TOP of each page…
Farmer, Farmer, What do you see?
At the BOTTOM of each page you will need to write…
I see a ________ looking at me. (Fill in the animal on the pages in blank)
You can connect these pages many different ways either in a binder, punch holes in paper and tie back with yarn or connect with rings. Choose what works best for you.
Print out Farmer page
Let your child use the water colors to paint the picture of the farmer. I recommend that you take the black and brown out.
Print out pig shape
Have your child color the pig with the pink chalk.
Print out cow shape
Black washable stamp pad
Have your child place finger prints all over the cow for spots.
Print out hen/chicken shape
Let your child paint the picture of the hen using the q-tips and the yellow paint.
*Ask your child what the picture is, if they say hen call it a hen. If they say chicken call it a chicken.*
Print out the horse picture
Different shades of Brown and Tan Crayons AND Colored Pencils
Let your child enjoy using the different kinds of coloring instruments to color the horse and her mare. It is important to supply different things for our kids to use while they do their art projects. This we inspire them to be more creative.
Print out the goat picture
Have your child dip the toothbrush into gray paint next over the goat picture rub your finger on the toothbrush bristles. This will cause the paint to shack off the toothbrush onto your goat picture.
Your child has now created many farm animals cut each one out and glue them to the construction paper you chose before you began. Add the wording to your book and create the book explained above.
Farm Books You’ll Love
Big Red Barn Board Book
by Margaret Wise Brown
In the barnyard there are roosters and cows, horses and goats, and a pink piglet who is learning to squeal.
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
by Doreen Cronin
Farmer Brown’s problems REALLY begin when his cows start leaving him notes
by E. B. White
An affectionate, sometimes bashful pig named Wilbur befriends a spider named Charlotte, who lives in the rafters above his pen. A prancing, playful bloke, Wilbur is devastated when he learns of the destiny that befalls all those of porcine persuasion. Determined to save her friend, Charlotte spins a web that reads “Some Pig,” convincing the farmer and surrounding community that Wilbur is no ordinary animal and should be saved.