Cardboard Tube Clowns

Create these fun, easy and colourful character clowns by recycling your old cardboard tubes.

Cardboard Tube Clowns

Skill Level

Easy. Adult supervision needed

Time to Make

15 Minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Take your coloured card and wrap your tube with it sticking it down with super tacky glue.
  2. Now take your white card and cut a strip about 2 inches wide – make sure its long enough to wrap around your tube, stick this to the top half of your tube (this will become the face)
  3. Use super tacky glue to stick lengths of wool or pompoms to the top for the hair and allow to dry fully before moving.
  4. Add buttons and a bowtie to the body.
  5. Decorate the face using coloured pens for the clown makeup.
  6. Add wiggle eyes and a pompom nose.
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Top Tip

It may be beneficial to draw on the clown face before adding the hair if you are going to add big hair so that you know where to place the hair.