Jester on a Stick
By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 5 and up
This friendly jester on a stick is a great project to celebrate Mardi Gras. Kids can make several to put on a puppet show!
What you'll need:
- Construction paper: white, purple, yellow, and green
- 1 jumbo craft stick
- Glue stick
- 6 gold sequins
- White craft glue
- 2 medium wiggle eyes
- Red and pink crayons
- Black marker
How to make it:
- Cut pieces out of construction paper according to the pattern. (See photo.)
- Glue the hat pieces to the back of the head, using the pattern as a guide. (See photo.) Glue the neck pieces to the back as well, again, using the pattern as a guide.
- Turn the project face up and ad a dab of white craft glue to the end of each of the neck and hat pieces, with the exception of the center hat piece. Add a gold sequin to the glue on each of the 3 neck pieces and the left and right hat piece. (See photo [jester-mardi-gras-craft-photo-R-aformaro-264.JPG].)
- Fold the center hat piece down and glue it to the white circle (face). Add a dot of glue and the sequin to the end of the center hat piece. (See photo.)
- Put some white craft glue on the back of the wiggle eyes and gently place them on the face (the center hat piece will be between the eyes).
- Use the red crayon to add 2 circle cheeks and the pink crayon to add a nose.
- Use a black marker to add a smile, and then outline the smile with red crayon. (See photo.)
- Around the wiggle eye, draw the makeup paint for the eyes with a black marker by drawing two elongated triangles, one pointing up and the other down.
- Glue the completed jester to the top of the jumbo craft stick.
- A jester is a professional joker, or fool, in a medieval court, wearing a cap with bells on it.
- If you don't have any sequins you can cut small circles from yellow construction paper.
- Make several of these in a group setting and have a make believe puppet show.