ClownAntics Blog — Clowning on a Budget

To Purchase or Not from Nurse Lulu's Clowning on a Budget

Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

  • Tags: Clowning on a Budget, Hospital Clowning, Lucy Nuñez
  • Repeating the same gags and tricks is very  helpful not only to improve your technique, but to discover new ways of using them.  Your audience may laugh or be impressed by something you didn’t foresee or something that happened by accident.  That said, you should always be on the lookout for something new. 

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    Clown Mouth Templates

    Posted by CA Admin on

  • Tags: Beginner Clown, Clown Guide, Clowning on a Budget
  • Looking for some clown mouth ideas? These clown mouth templates will come in super handy! Especially with Halloween right around the corner, these clown templates can help you develop many different types of clowns.

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    Clown Eye Templates

    Posted by CA Admin on

  • Tags: Beginner Clown, Clown Guide, Clown Supplies, Clowning on a Budget
  • With Halloween right around the corner, these printable clown eyes will come in handy! Whether you're using them as a face painting stencil or to carve out a pumpkin, these clown eyes will work for just about any craft project you have in mind!

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    Already There from Nurse Lulu's Clowning on a Budget

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

  • Tags: Clowning on a Budget, Hospital Clowning, Lucy Nuñez, Volunteer Clowning
  • During the time I was still looking for a new hospital to perform in, it occurred to me that I should do some research and contact only the facilities that do not have their own resident entertainers.

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    Holiday from Nurse Lulu's Clowning on a Budget

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

  • Tags: Clowning on a Budget, Holidays, Hospital Clowning, Lucy Nuñez
  • As difficult as it may be for a volunteer to do, a holiday is an excellent day to offer your clowning services.  Even if you make it a shorter shift [because children’s hospitals tend to be quite empty on holidays], it is a nice thing for those working or staying at a hospital to feel like they are part of the holiday.

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    Hospital Costuming from Nurse Lulu's Clowning on a Budget

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

  • Tags: Clown Guide, Clowning on a Budget, Costumes, Hospital Clowning, Lucy Nuñez
  • As with any clown, the costume is critical not only for the character you’ve created, but also for practical purposes, especially in hospital clowning. 

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    Wrap It Up: The Cheaper Shaker from Nurse Lulu's Clowning on a Budget

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

  • Tags: Clowning on a Budget, Hospital Clowning, Lucy Nuñez
  • See how to make another simple shaker using materials you may already have on hand.

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    Throwing Lights, Not Shade from Nurse Lulu's Clowning on a Budget

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

  • Tags: Clown Magic, Clowning on a Budget, Hospital Clowning, Improv, Lucy Nuñez, Thumbtip Magic
  • Thumb lights are great for a quick “Squeak Removal”, but the show can go on after that, especially for very young children.

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    Enjoy the Silence - Nurse Lulu's Improv Series

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

  • Tags: Clowning on a Budget, Hospital Clowning, Improv, Lucy Nuñez
  • There’s always room for silence. Some of the best clowning conveys messages in scenes without words.

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    Paper Towel Magic from Nurse Lulu's Clowning on a Budget

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

  • Tags: Clown Magic, Clowning on a Budget, Hospital Clowning, Lucy Nuñez
  • Clowns, like most performers, have to watch their budget, especially if they are volunteers. Keeping this in mind, it sometimes helps to “think outside the box”.

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    There's Always a Birthday - Nurse Lulu's Improv Series

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

  • Tags: Clowning on a Budget, Improv
  • Got nothing?  Celebrate a non-existent birthday!

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    The Rope Trick from Nurse Lulu's Clowning on a Budget

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

  • Tags: Clowning on a Budget, Hospital Clowning, Lucy Nuñez, Magic
  • Try a new fun twist on an old trick.  If you can't amaze them, make them laugh.

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