This World Circus Day, let’s rediscover our love for the circus with some Circus crafts and activities for kids. Make your own tent, performers and animals!
There are some joys of our childhood that our kids seem to be missing out on, and one of them is the joy of going to the circus! The circus was an event we looked forward to a lot, and the acts were short, simple and hilarious!
Somehow kids today don’t seem as excited about circuses as we were, probably since they’re too busy staring at screens. But it’s time to change all that, especially since its World Circus Day on 20th April!
This World Circus Day, let’s rediscover our love for the circus with our kids, with some Circus crafts and activities.
10 Circus Crafts and Activities for Kids
Kids Activities Blog shows us how to make some cute clowns using wooden sticks. This multimedia craft uses various supplies – buttons, paper, yarn, pom poms and more!
Strong men are one of the main attractions of the circus and this craft from Pink Stripey Socks proves it! Make these men using cardboard and have fun moving them around!
What’s a circus without the trapeze! Aunt Annie brings the trapeze to life in this awesome craft using regular craft supplies and a full downloadable template. The performers all look so realistic!
This colorful clown puppet is not too hard to make with a free template available for download. Kids will have fun assembling the various parts together to make the final puppet.
Handmade Charlotte creates an impressive circus that’ll really bring alive the feeling of going to the real thing! This is a great project to make use of bits and pieces left over in your craft cupboard.
6. Circus Train
First Palette brings us a project that uses multiple craft techniques. We particularly like the accordion folding and cutting of the train cars They also have many printables for the circus people and animals, so you’re all set for a packed circus train.
Have you always wondered how those elephants balance on little balls? Create your own balancing circus elephant with a free printable from Learn Create Love.
If you’d like to create your own custom circus, try making paper mache animals as shown in Small World Land. You can create any animals of your choice, like this tiger jumping through a hoop of flames!
Want a complete troupe for your circus? Check out how you can make them using peg dolls, from this tutorial at Red Hand Gang. Love how minor details like the hair and some paint can transform plain pegs into circus performers with personality!
Go to First Palette to learn how to make your very own circus tent! All you need to do is print out the template on card stock and then its just a matter of adding details place for your circus dolls, clowns and animals to play around.
Don’t you feel like you’re at the circus already? Circuses have their own culture depending upon where you live, and these circus crafts and activities for kids are perfect to learn more about them!