The "theme" of Beadboy1's summer school is the circus, and he was assigned a project to do at home, something he could share with his class. I picked clowns because that's something he likes about the circus (second to food, and I wasn't interested in helping him do a presentation about popcorn and cotton candy and hot dogs). I even did some research about clowns with him, although I'm not sure how much of that he retained.*
Making a clown face suited my crafty inclinations, would be quick and easy to do, and would be fun for Beadboy1. I pulled together some supplies:
I then had him glue it all together:
*For the curious, there are four main types -- Whiteface, Auguste, Character, and New Vaudeville. Some replace the last category with the Tramp/Hobo.