Our Circus Hallway Display

We are so pleased with how well our circus hallway display looks! We turned cardboard boxes into a train, used paper and duct tape to create a track, and made a snowy night scene using shaving cream and glue. Our kinders each created a person to represent themselves wearing pj's and carrying a balloon as they wait to board the Polar Circus Train!

Last week, our kinders created their night scene. We sketched mountain peaks upon gray paper and then our kiddos used a mixture of shaving cream and glue to paint them. We sprinkled clear diamond dust glitter over the mountain scene. While this was drying, they made a silhouette of their house and decorated it with yellow construction paper windows and a primary color door. The houses were then glued upon the paper - cool! We  hung these above our coat hooks in the hallway.
To create the track, we rolled black bulletin board paper down the center of the hallway. We glued brown construction paper strips horizontally down the length of the paper. Then we added gray duct tape vertically over the sides of the track.

 To create the engine, we made the cow catcher from gray construction paper with black paper strips. The smoke stack is simply a black construction tube glued to the top of the box. The smoke is a piece of pillow stuffing. The engine light is a Styrofoam bowl glued to the front of the engine with a yellow paper circle. Bulletin board trim was used to decorate the train cab.

 We made a crossing gate from a wooden apple tree hanger that my students hang their "Go Home" bags upon. We covered the stand with gray construction paper and cut out a white circle from foam board. We added a sign that says "Kindergarten Crossing." The red lights on the gate are made from red paper plates.
We decorated the cars with crepe paper strips and construction paper signs. The wheels are black paper plates. The wheels on the engine are made from a large white paper plate with a black plate attached to the front. We connected the cars with a piece of crepe paper.

The little people are made from Jumbo people shapes that we ordered from Lakeshore Learning. Our kiddos used scrapbook paper to create pj's and wrote their names on paper balloons that we attached to their paper friend's hand. To make the people stand up, we attached them to a Clementine orange crate. We added a wooden skewer for support. Aren't they cute? These pictures actually do not do justice to their cuteness! The first picture is my example which is the only close up I have of how we actually made them. The kid's work is much cuter! :)

It was really hard to get a picture of the whole scene because it stretches all the way down the hall, but here are a few to give you an idea of what it looks like. (Don't look at the messy coat hooks - I took these pictures last evening and was too tired to straighten them up!)
I will be back with pictures of our Kindergarten circus! (If you would like to see pictures of last year's hallway display, click here.)

Until next time!
Blessings, Cindy