What do you do when the Purim party is about to start, you've committed to some centerpieces and all you have are some stuffed paper hearts you made a few years back filling the vases that you need to fill with something new? Well, you decide to use those stuffed paper hearts to make the most adorable little clowns ever, and you can't really believe it yourself that you pulled it off, and came up with something that is perfect to share with your dear readers for Purim!
Yes indeed, this craft is another one from the archives as I've been under the weather this week and busy with other aspects of work and life, so new decorations for Purim will just have to wait until next week........as you can imagine in any case I really already have so many things to decorate my house with that spending time on crafting when there are piles of laundry and organizing to do really isn't time efficient, nonetheless Purim wouldn't be Purim without a few new creative efforts so stay tuned for some last minute projects! In the meant time, enjoy this one, it is a keeper!
With just a few simple supplies that you may very well have hanging around the house, you too can make something just as cute, if not cuter, right? And it just occurred to me that you could take this theme and make a bunch of little cute costumed characters, with just the sweet little child's face showing, and then you put them all in a vase, or poke them into a strip of styrofoam to make a fabulous centerpiece for Purim, or even a circus themed birthday party. Honestly, I didn't have time to use up all the hearts I had on hand, and can't wait to make some more of these sweet little clowns, which I'll then pack away carefully to pull out for next year!
Oh, and I almost forgot, at first I made faces on two sides, but when time started to run out, I simply drew some hair on the back, a fun little solution if you're pressed for time!
- colored card stock, flesh colored paper
- patterned card stock, or patterned cardboard of some kind
- washi tape and/or blue masking tape
- metallic gold cupcake liners
- a stapler
- hot glue
I started with stuffed hearts, which you can see here, but you can make stuffed circles of just about any shape that works, following the tutorial for the stuffed paper hearts. With one minor change though. I'd create the face and affix it to the front panel before stapling and stuffing for the nicest results. After you've stapled and stuffed, affix your clown hat which is two triangles hot glued together and to to each side of the head. Add a circle to the clown hat by using circles cut from the middle of the cupcake liner and make a fun color with pieces of cupcake liner. Add details to the hat with washi tape, and blue masking tape, and that is it! Find some time to make a bunch! Hope that makes sense I'm typing this as 3:30 am, yikes!
Need some fun decorations for a circus themed birthday party? make a bunch of these and then give them as party favors, could be fabulous! Stand them in cans or even popcorn boxes filled with sand to make centerpieces on the tables that can be easily disassembled so that you can give them as simple take home party favors. Then again, they are just so cute you may not want to part with them! Enjoy!