A giant origami clown makes a great decoration for the front door especially for the Jewish month of Adar and the holiday of Purim, and also of course anytime you're expecting guests for a festive occassion of any kind! And just in case you were wondering, my clown also happens to either be a bird dressed like a clown, or a clown dressed like a bird, you decide! Or maybe I could just eliminate the beak and it would be a giant origami clown angel? And can you guess what those ready-made wings were made from? Keep reading for the answer!
Still with me? Great, so those wings were actually made from cardboard inserts that were inside the red gloves my daughter wore with her piece of cake pinata costume! I was staring at those pieces that I removed from the gloves and just couldn't throw them out, and then voila, the idea came to me: they look like perfect wings for my origami clown! And that is how it happened! Oh and of course, then I added the little beak, too cute right?
What is the moral of this crafty story? Well, next time you have some cardboard glove inserts, make an origami clown so you can use them as wings. And if you happen to come across some dreadful packing peanuts, use them as the collar for a giant origami clown. Or if you have some scraps of wrapping paper hanging out collecting dust, make some clowns and figure out the details given what else you have on hand!
Check out my instructions for making a giant origami clown to get started with this fun project. Enjoy!