Circus Centerpiece

Circus Centerpiece craft

Throw a circus theme party! Streamers flow from this festive big-top to each place at the table.

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    Ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages! Welcome to the circus! You’ll have a wonderful time creating this colorful tent to decorate for your next party!

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    To make your big-top, cut posterboard in half from long side to long side with Crayola® Scissors. Lay the posterboard horizontally. Fold it in half side to side. Open it up. Fold the right side to the center fold. Fold the left side to the center fold. Refold along the center fold.

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    Starting about 1/5 of the way down the edge with the double folds, cut in a diagonal line toward the top of the single fold to form a point. Unfold your four-sided tent.

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    On one side of the tent draw a flap door. Cut a slit up and over the top of the door so it swings open.

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    Decorate your circus tent with Crayola Color Switchers™ Markers. Flip the marker and apply the special color switcher to make interesting patterns and designs. Show off the magic by creating swirls, polka dots, and other circus designs.

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    Fold very narrow flaps along both open edges of your tent. Cover one flap with Crayola School Glue. Attach it to the other flap. Air-dry the tent before standing it up to continue.

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    Ask an adult to help you bring the tent points together at the top. Put a drinking straw in the middle for a flagpole. Fasten the points around the straw with glue. Hold the points together with a paper clip until the glue dries.

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    On the other half of your posterboard draw a flag, a party sign for your tent, and name cards for each of your guests. Decorate them with Color Switchers™ Markers. What kind of special effects can you create with the Color Switchers™ wand? Cut out all pie

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    Cut ribbon into as many strips as you have guests. Make ribbons long enough to reach all seats at your table. Glue one end of each ribbon to the flagpole and the other end to a name card. Air-dry the glue. Arrange on your table and you’re ready for the ci