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1 1/2 inch pom pom
2 1 inch pom poms
3 3/4 inch pom poms
Glue a large metal pull ring to the bottom of 1 1/2 inch pom pom, and 1 in pompom underneath for feet. Glue 3/4 inch pom poms together to form trunk. Then attach trunk to elephant's face. Ears are matching color felt, with inner ears a contrasting color. Add 2 wiggle eyes. A circus elephant can be any color you want.
1 1/2 inch orange pom pom
3 3/4 inch orange pom poms
Glue a plastic ring to the back of large pompom. Glue on ears and muzzle as shown. Use black felt scraps for stripes, and a small black bead or a felt dot for nose. You can make whiskers by sewing black embroidery thread through muzzle.
Use a 3 inch circle of white knit fabric, such as old leotards. Gather around outside edge, and stuff with cotton or dacron batting. A Den Leader could have this much ready for boys. Then let them design their clown face as real clowns do. You can use pom poms, beads, wiggle eyes, markers and embroidery thread on face. Use yarn, fake hair or a short piece of curled chenille stem for hair. Gather or pleat ribbon or fabric for his ruffle.
Glue 2 1 1/2 inch white pom poms on either side of a large metal pull ring. You can use whole pepper corns for coal lump eyes and button. A small wedge of orange felt is the nose. Use fluffy yarn tie for muffler or let boys finger chain 2 or 3 strands of yarn. The "battered" hat is black construction paper.
The head is made from half of a cork fishing bobber. Saw it in half so the holes are centered. Nose can be of wood or preferably cork. Set a 3/4 inch plastic or metal ring into the back with glue.
_ Saw it carefully and sand it smooth
_ Glue nose and ring in place.
_ Paint eyes and hair black and mouth red.
_ Any short brown, grey or white fur will do. Cut a 1/4" strip and fasten it with glue and pins.
¥ Draw lines with pencil
¥ Brads are used for light
¥ Paint brads red and green.
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