Circus Bowling

Use plastic cups to create a fun circus bowling game for preschoolers or younger elementary students.


  • White Paper
  • Craft Glue
  • Scissors
  • 6 Large Red Plastic Party Cups
printDownload Template


Step 1. Gather your supplies.



Step 2.


Click on the “template” button to download and print 2 copies of the clowns template.  Color in the clowns with oil pastels.


Step 3.


Cut out all the clowns. You should have a total of 6 clowns.


Step 4.


Glue a clown onto one of the cups, making sure the opening of the cup is face up.


Step 5.


Decorate the clown with wiggly eyes and poms for hair and buttons.


Step 6.


Finish gluing and decorating all the cups. You are now ready to bowl.  Arrange the cups in 3 rows (1 cup, 2 cups, and 3 cups) as shown.  Use a tennis ball or plastic ball to knock the clowns over!


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