Print Project

Paper Plate Clown Puppet


  • Miniature paper plate
  • Paint stir stick
  • 10 large pom-poms in various colors
  • 1 medium red pom-pom
  • 1 large red foam circle
  • 2 medium pink foam circles
  • Red card stock or construction paper
  • Colorful scrapbook paper or card stock polka dots work great!
  • 2 large googly eyes
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • White craft glue
  • 7 ”x2” piece of recycled cardboard
  • Pattern


  • Glue five pom-poms together, two on top and three on the bottom. Repeat with the remaining five. Set these aside to dry.
  • Using the pattern cut out the mouth from red paper. Use black marker to draw smile line. Glue the pink foam circles on as cheeks.
  • Cut the bow tie from scrapbook paper as well as the hat. Glue the red pom-pom to the top of the hat.
  • Glue the paper plate to the paint stick. Glue the blow tie just under the bottom of the plate.
  • Glue all the pieces in place; mouth, nose, eyes. Attach the hat to the top of the plate first then attach the “hair”. Glue a strip of cardboard to the back to keep the hair from flopping around.