Carnival Crafts for Busy Bodies
August 11, 2017
Halfpint Design - Kids craft activity, decorate a paddle ball and slap bracelet. They were a hit with young and old. Carnival party, circus theme.

Need great ideas for your PTA fundraiser? Have a back to school carnival or just a carnival themed classroom? Check out this list of great and easy carnival and circus crafts. Some DIY, some D-I-BUY. Both very simple and fun. Carnival Crafts for Busy Bodies | Halfpint Design, circus craft, circus party, carnival party, kids crafts, kids activities.Carnival Crafts for Busy Bodies

We fell in love with this theme during our Carnival Theme Family Reunion Feature Friday. Since then I’ve been sourcing all the best stuff to throw an amazing carnival in a snap. Today we are exploring carnival crafts for busy bodies to keep everyone entertained!

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Decorate your own slap bracelet! A great ideas for your PTA fundraiser or back to school carnival or just a carnival themed classroom activity! Check out this list of great and easy carnival and circus crafts. Some DIY, some D-I-BUY. Both very simple and fun. Carnival Crafts for Busy Bodies | Halfpint Design, circus craft, circus party, carnival party, kids crafts, kids activities.

1 Decorate your own slap bracelet

How fun is this!? A total throwback craft that still has audience appeal. White slab bracelets all ready to be decorated from Oriental Trading.

Chevron washi tape is the perfect supply for a circus craft - Carnival Crafts for Busy Bodies | Halfpint Design, circus craft, circus party, carnival party, kids crafts, kids activities.Jewel stickers are the perfect supply for a circus craft - Carnival Crafts for Busy Bodies | Halfpint Design, circus craft, circus party, carnival party, kids crafts, kids activities.

Throw on chevron washi tape and rhinestone jewel stickers and you’ve got yourself a circus carnival masterpiece!

Carnival Theme Family Reunion | Halfpint Design - Kids craft activity, decorate a paddle ball and slap bracelet. They were a hit with young and old. Carnival party, circus theme.Decorate your own circus theme paddle ball! A great ideas for your PTA fundraiser or back to school carnival or just a carnival themed classroom activity! Check out this list of great and easy carnival and circus crafts. Some DIY, some D-I-BUY. Both very simple and fun. Carnival Crafts for Busy Bodies | Halfpint Design, circus craft, circus party, carnival party, kids crafts, kids activities.

2 Decorate a Paddle ball

How fun are these circus themed paddle balls from Oriental Trading? Throw some washable crayons and markers out and let your crowd create!

Create a Circus scene with stickers! A great ideas for your PTA fundraiser or back to school carnival or just a carnival themed classroom activity! Check out this list of great and easy carnival and circus crafts. Some DIY, some D-I-BUY. Both very simple and fun. Carnival Crafts for Busy Bodies | Halfpint Design, circus craft, circus party, carnival party, kids crafts, kids activities.

3 Create a Carnival Scene Sticker Pack

These classic stickers from Oriental Trading are such an easy craft activity. Provide your budding artists with some paper and let their imagination go wild.

Make a clown tie with simple supplies! A great ideas for your PTA fundraiser or back to school carnival or just a carnival themed classroom activity! Check out this list of great and easy carnival and circus crafts. Some DIY, some D-I-BUY. Both very simple and fun. Carnival Crafts for Busy Bodies | Halfpint Design, circus craft, circus party, carnival party, kids crafts, kids activities.

4 Decorate a Clown Tie

Purchase these tie die cuts from Little Crafty Bugs or create your own with a template, then embellish with pom poms, pipe cleaners, or dot markers.

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5 Painted Lanterns

This simple craft from The Blue Barn needs a drop cloth and some drying time but is a carnival hit! Paint white lanterns and hang from beaded strings. Make before and use as carnival decor.

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6 Circus Animals

These craft kits from Lupawaktu Art come with all the pieces you need to assemble these darling circus animals. Just email them for more info at lupawaktu.art@gmail.com

 

7 Circus Tent

How easy would these be for your little guests to paste together? Too easy? Have older guests create their own elements, or use the sticker sheets from #2 to embellish a little more carnival fun.

8 Hand Puppets

Print these awesome puppet heads from an amazing Mer Mag template. Glue to a skewer and add scraps of fabric to create a fabulous puppet. Extra points for a class or group puppet show!

Bonus: 9 Cat and Mouse Masks

Also from Mer Mag – I couldn’t resist. Check out her site for these Cat and mouse mask templates! They are just too cute!!

Coming up next…

Carnival Theme Family Reunion | Halfpint Design - When you get a large group together, photo booths are a must! This welcome to the Carnival photo op is perfect. Carnival party. Circus theme.

Carnival decorations and photo booth ideas

Additional Resources

For organizing a large-scale carnival for back to school or a PTA fundraiser, or even just a birthday party, check out the rest of the series: {coming soon}

Until next time,

Halfpint Design, personal headshot, Bri Adams

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