Glitter Tattoos

Back when I was clowning, I offered glitter tattoos as one of my services.  I really enjoyed doing them because the results are so stunning and there is such a wide variety  of designs.  I haven’t bought any supplies in a while, but I used to get my stencils from Faketoos.  They have a good […]

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Origami – Samurai Hat

Here we have a fun Samurai hat that can be made in all sizes–big enough for a child, or small enough for their little stuffed buddy.  It’s a fun hat to use for silly dress-up.  Once you get the hang of this hat, you can crank them out pretty quick!  Here are the directions.  

Origami – Cup

This cup is cool because you can use it to make your own prop, and you can actually drink out of it.  Way cool!  The directions can be found here.

Origami – Box

This nifty little box can be made to hold a prop, cradle candies, or whatever alternative purpose you can find for it.  Incidentally, it also makes a good binky holder.  

Origami – Crown

Here we have Queen Mommy modeling the royal origami crown.  That stern face is telling you that you’d better eat your veggies–or else!  The directions for the crown can be found here.  While the instructions say to use eight triangles, I had to reduce it to six (five would have been even better).  It probably […]

Origami – Puppet

Instant puppet–just fold paper and voila–a bird-like friend!  This guy is fun to play with, and would be very simple to teach kids so that they can have their own puppet.  For the one in the picture, I used an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of paper.  It was a little large for me to […]

Origami – Pikachu

The directions for this cute and easy Pikachu are here (use the rabbit instructions) and here (how to decorate it).  I suspect that any child who is into Pokémon would really love to get this cute little bundle of papery-goodness from you.

Origami – Throwing Stars

Get your inner ninja on with these awesome paper throwing stars.  Makes a great clown weapon!  If you use a metallic paper, it makes them slightly more impressive.  Directions–bear with the kid; he’s trying his best.

Origami – Cootie Catcher

I don’t know why this is called a cootie catcher.  Do you?  The way you set this up is to write one word on each of the outside flaps, numbers on the inside flaps, and fortunes or sayings inside the number flaps.  You know what…just go find a middle-school-aged girl…she’ll tell you what to do.  […]

Origami – Snapper

I’m putting up some origami posts from my old clown blog.  Origami is fun, kids enjoy it, and you can make some things that are actually useful or just fun to play with.  So, without further ado… If you’ve ever been a boy, you will know what this is.  You simply hold the bottom corners […]