Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Clowning Around: Clown Costume

My daughter has been getting into the spirit of Halloween early this year as she has been asking me, "is it Halloween today?"  almost daily.  She loves playing dress-up, usually as a princess or a dancing ballerina, but the other day she decided she wanted to be a clown.  So I got out a few craft items and we made our own little clown costume.  She really wanted some clown shoes to go with this costume too...but that will have to be another project for mommy to figure out how to make another day. ;-)


Supplies:
-Paper plate
-Glue
-Pom poms
-Egg carton
-Red paint
-Paint brush
-Scissors
-Hole puncher
-Large construction paper
-Stickers, crayons, markers

Directions:
Take your paper plate and cut a slit through one side of the plate.  Then cut out a circle...this circle should be big enough to fit comfortably around your child's neck.


I used the circle that I cut out of the paper plate and poured some glue onto it.  My daughter then used this to dip her pom poms in glue, then attached them around the plate to make her clown collar.


Next, cut out an egg cup out of your egg carton.


Then have your child paint it red.  Then set it aside to let it dry.


Take a large piece of construction paper and roll it up into a cone shape. You may need to trim some pieces off.


Then have your child decorate it any way they way.  My daughter just added some star stickers around the hat and a pom pom at the tip of the cone.


With a hole puncher, punch two holes on the side of the egg cup and tie some string to it.  Do the same with the cone shaped hat.


All dressed up and ready to be a silly little clown!  "But mom...I still need some clown shoes!"