Celebrate the Circus with Creative Crafts!

By Becky Beggs

Parents know life with kids can be a bit of a circus. Depending on the day, you may be a clown, a lion tamer or a juggler just trying to balance everything at once! If you’re looking for a fun and educational way to keep your kiddos entertained (especially when it’s too hot to go outside), check out these family-friendly crafts and bring all the magic of the circus home with you, then join us for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents® LEGENDS℠ on August 19-21 at the Frank Erwin Center!

Paper Plate Clown
Paper Plate Clown
With some colorful pom-poms and a bright paper hat, this paper plate clown can be as unique your child! Find the tutorial at CraftsbyAmanda.com!

Toilet Paper Roll Elephants

These adorable cardboard elephants are a great way to teach your kids about reuse and recycling. Check out Papelismo.es to learn how to make these adorable crafts!

Trapeze Artists
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All you need is some string and a straw to take your children’s doodles from flat to high-flying with this tutorial from BoyMamaTeacherMama.com!

Circus Tent
Circus Tent
If you have coffee filters, paint and paper, you can let everyone know the circus has come to town! Throw some animal crackers under the big top for a fun twist on snack time! Find this tutorial at SugarAunts.com!

Handprint Lion
Handprint Lion
Get a little bit messy and create a card you can keep—this simple craft is a win-win! iHeartArtsnCrafts.com shows you how!

Paint Stick Clown Puppets
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Your kids will practice fine motor skills and explore their creativity when they make these cute paint stick clown puppets from KidsActivitiesBlog.com and you’ll have even more fun clowning around when your kids put on a puppet show for you right in your living room!

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