Clown Cuties

My daughter's 3rd birthday is in March and we are having a BIG party!
A circus themed birthday party!!!

We will be having two clowns, a bounce house, hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, a chocolate fountain, and an endless amount of sweets:)
Since we are having about 70 people the food and entertainment has taken a big chunk out of our budget so I have had to come up with budget friendly ideas and doing a lot of diy projects to make her birthday memorable and adorable.
I went with vintage circus inspired colors like light pink, red and aqua.
I made the invitations, cupcake toppers, banners and food labels and some decorations myself using a digital paper and clip art set from Cupcake Cutiees Designs

I also made some little clown cuties to decorate with.
Here is what you need:
some 12x12 scrapbook paper in your choice of colors (cut in 4s)
dowel rods or skewers
a package of Styrofoam balls (you can make the clowns as little or as big as you like)
red poms
and hot glue

First you are going to fold the paper accordion style (remember cut the paper in 4s so you will have 4 small squares)

Then cut in half

Fold both pieces in half

Glue together sides then both pieces together

Then, put a dowel through the center space, you have now made the clown's collar.

Now all you need to do is put some hot glue on the paper close to the rod and push the Styrofoam ball on the dowel. The glue will help both the collar and ball stay in place (careful not to push the dowel all the way through the ball)
Lastly glue on a little red pom nose and you are done!

I made little party hats to go on top of my clown's heads, but you could decorate them anyway you like. Hair, eyeballs and even a little mouth would be cute! You could put them on pop sticks for cupcake toppers or just use them as decorations like me.
You could even make them big for table decor or even centerpieces.
Have fun!

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