Use our printable clowns, circus people and circus animals to make easy standing circus paper dolls.
Choose your favorite circus characters from our collection of circus printables. Print them out on A4 or Letter size card stock:
Don't forget to print out the corresponding bases and stands for your chosen characters. You can find them on the same printable pages in Step 1.
Color the circus characters with crayons, colored pencils or markers.
To make your circus characters' costumes sparkle, apply glitter glue on their clothes. Use a small paint brush to spread the glitter glue when decorating larger sections.
Wait for the glitter glue to dry before cutting out your circus characters.
Cut out the bases and stands as well. Each base and stand has a pair of dotted lines near the edges. Make a slit along these dotted lines.
Each base has the character's name on it. Glue each character onto the designated base, positioning it as close to the bottom edge as possible and keeping clear of the slits that you made in Step 6.
Fold each stand in the middle and unfold to come up with a V-shaped piece.
Unless specifically labeled with the character's name, the stands can be used on any of the characters. Interlock the slits on the base with those of the stand.
The interlocked base and stand will allow the circus paper doll to stand.
Follow the steps above to make as many circus paper dolls as you like.