This DIY printable pin the nose on the clown game is a great game choice for kids and adults alike. Our game is simple to make, durable so you can keep it year after year, and really fun to play!
This fun twist on an old classic, is perfect for any circus themed birthday party or just a rainy afternoon of fun and games at home with friends and family.
Pin The Nose On The Clown Game
Planning birthday parties is so much fun.
Here at This Tiny Blue House we love all aspects of the birthday planning process.
And, over the years we’ve created a pretty large collection of birthday party ideas and party supplies for kids that really help make the planning process simple, cost efficient and fun.
From printable birthday advent calendars, rainbow fruit skewers, special birthday breakfasts and free printable birthday party games like birthday bingo, word scramble, birthday charades, I Spy and birthday word search we ’re sure you’ll find something that your kids will enjoy.
Today we want to introduce one of our latest and greatest free printable birthday games we’ve created: pin the nose on the clown!
We took a classic game and added a fun twist to make it a silly circus theme prefect for a circus themed birthday party for kids.
This pin the nose party game is so much fun!
Pin The Nose On The Clown Party Game
In our version of our pin the nose on the clown game, we have replaced a traditional donkey with a cute clown and added some fun circus imagery to help add to the carnival atmosphere.
We love a good old fashion classic pin the tail on the donkey game at a child’s party.
And, our version of this nostalgic game is a great alternative that will keep kids of a variety of age groups entertained and having fun.
Our pin the nose on the clown game includes a large clown poster and 15 noses for players to participate in the game.
We even created a set of noses with a blank space to write player names on.
So, when it’s time to reveal the winner, you don’t have to worry about forgetting who placed which nose where.
The kids will get a kick out of trying to stick their nose stickers on the clown game sheet.
The player that gets their red nose closest to the right spot is declared the winner!
This interactive game is a good option for kids parties including a circus party theme, clown theme or carnival theme celebration.
Continue reading to get more information about how to get your free pin the nose on the clown game, how to set it up and how to get the most out of using it with small children.
What You’ll Need To A Play Pin The Nose On The Clown Game
The beauty of DIY birthday party games and printables is that they are so easy to put together and usually require only a few supplies.
All of our printables are designed to either be printed at home with your own printer or sent out to an online printer like VistaPrint, Staples, etc.
Our pin the nose on the clown game was created to be printed on poster sized paper that is 18 x 24 inches.
As a result, this free printable pin the nose on the clown game needs to be printed at a place that offers poster sized printing or online through an online printer like Staples (triple check if there are shipping fees via their help center. An in person visit might be required if there are.)
Once you have your pin the nose on the clown game poster and noses printed, you’ll need a few supplies to ensure for the proper functioning of our game.
We suggest the following items:
- One copy of our pin the nose on the clown game poster (download link below)
- One or more copies of our personalized nose stickers or regular nose stickers (download link below)
- Scissors for cutting out your red clown noses
- Double sided tape or sticky tack to make the noses adhere to the poster board
- Tape, thumb tacks or sticky tack to hang up your game poster
- Blindfolds, for added fun!
- A laminator if you want to make the game board and noses reusable
- Small prizes for the winners.
How To Play Pin The Nose On The Clown
To start, prepare your clown noses by cutting them out. Each sheet contains 15 noses so plan accordingly if there are more than 15 children playing or you plan to play more than one round.
Decide if you are going to use the regular noses or opt to use the personalized noses with blank spaces for players to write their names on.
We prefer to write each players name on a different nose so we can keep track of who placed their nose closest to the right spot.
Once your noses are sticky you can spread out your game poster and stick it onto a wall or any hard surface like a door or easel stand.
Make sure that the poster is adjusted to the height of the children so they don’t have to strain themselves trying to reach it.
Finally, give each player a personalized or regular nose and ask them to close their eyes. We like using a blindfold for some added fun.
Spin each players around a few times before telling them they can start looking for the perfect spot on the poster board where they would like to stick their red clown nose.
The player that has their nose sticker closest to the right spot is declared the winner!
Tip* Offer small game prizes to winners. We love using small trinkets like candy, stickers or slime to reward players for winning. Game prizes make the game more fun and offer an added incentive for players to participate.
Game Tips & Suggestions
Here are a few of our favorite tips and suggestions for playing our pin the nose on the clown game and having a blast.
Make Your Game Reusable
Have your clown poster and noses laminated to make this free pin the nose on the clown game reusable and durable.
This way you can use it year after year, pull it out on a rainy day or even play it in the classroom on special school days.
Create Self-Stick Adhesive Noses
Make noses sticky by using a small piece of double sided tape or sticky tack.
If you plan to reuse the game or play a few rounds it’s best not to use tape but opt for sticky tack instead.
Use A Blindfold
Using a blind fold is a fun way to make pin the nose on the clown game more interactive and entertaining.
Offering small prizes to winners is a great way to make your game extra exciting!
We love using small trinkets like candy, stickers or slime to reward players for winning.
Game prizes make the game more fun and offer an added incentive for players to participate.
Play Circus Music During The Game
Set the mood for the game by playing some circus music!
It’s sure to get everyone in the party spirits and help create a memorable experience for kids and adults alike.
Have An Adult Referee
To ensure fairness and prevent cheating, it’s best to have an adult or teacher present while kids are playing.
They can also serve as a referee to declare the winner at the end of the game.
Download & Print Instructions
Our pin the nose on the clown game comes with 3 PDF files.
Each pdf file contains: 1 clown poster, 1 sheet of regular clown noses and 1 sheet of red clown noses you can personalize.
To get started, download your files click on the image below or the download link below to start your instant download.
DOWNLOAD LINK: pin the nose on the clown PDF file
This pin the nose on the clown game is a great way to add some fun and laughter to your next birthday party or special event.
Children of all ages will enjoy trying their best to place their nose in the right spot.
We hope you enjoyed reading about how to play our pin the nose on the clown game!
We’d love to hear if this pin the nose on the clown game was a hit with your little ones. Feel free to leave us a comment down below, send us an email or reach out to us on our socials!
Have fun! 🥳🎂 🤡
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use a home printer to print my pin the nose on the clown game files?
No. This pin the nose on the clown game was created to be printed on a poster that is 18 X 24 inches. Your best bet is to head to a local print shop like staples to have your game printed.
Can I print this on standard size letter paper?
Our pin the nose on the clown game was created to be printed on 18 x 24 in poster sized paper.
Although we cannot guarantee the results you can try to scale down the document when you select your printing settings to shrink it down to fit a 8.5 X 11 inch standard sized letter paper.
Do you have any other free birthday party games?
How many players can play this game?
Our pin the nose on the clown game is designed for an unlimited number of players. Each sheet contains 15 noses so play accordingly and print as many sheets as you need.
Do I need to buy a prize for each player?
No. It’s not necessary to give every player a prize, but it is encouraged as a great way to get everyone involved in the game. Y
ou can give out small prizes like stickers, candy or slime as rewards for participants.
Do I need special supplies to play this game?
No. All you need is a printed copy of our pin the nose on the clown PDF file, sticky tack or double sided tape to make the noses adhesive and a blindfold.
We also suggest having some fun small prizes to reward the player who gets the clown nose closest to the right spot.
Do I need to use a blindfold?
No. You do not need to use a blindfold, however it does make the game more exciting and interactive for players!
It’s also important to have an adult or teacher present while kids are playing to ensure fairness and prevent cheating.
Is this game suitable for adults?
Yes! Our pin the nose on the clown game is not just a kids’ game. Adults can have just as much fun playing it.
Plus, circus music and prizes make it an even more enjoyable experience. Don’t be afraid to get everybody in on the action!
Do you have More Birthday Party Ideas For Kids?
Any of these party ideas would be a neat addition to your birthday planning and festivities.
- Birthday Countdown Calendar – help kids keep track of how many days it is until their birthday in a fun way
- Rainbow Birthday Skewers – a healthy and fun snack idea for kids birthday parties
- Birthday Bingo – free downloadable birthday bingo game with 24 unique bingo cards.
- Birthday Charades – a fun twist on an old classic birthday party game for kids
- Birthday Word Scramble – a low prep activity that makes a great birthday party game
- I Spy birthday – a great low-key and low prep birthday party game idea for kids over 5.
- Birthday breakfast – kick of your little one’s special day with a fun and fancy birthday breakfast!