Featuring colourful hot-air balloons, big-top tents and animal characters that look ready to party, this collection of carnival printables has all the fun of the fair and more. The bold and bright colour scheme echos the jolly sentiments and toppers in this paper collection. Your free carnival printables features swan boats, fairground rides, hot-air balloons and lots of circus animals to use in your papercraft. Capturing the carnival spirit is easy with these carnival printables!

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There are sentiments to download too, which can be cut out and layered onto some coloured card to create your own unique sentiment toppers to finish off your designs.

Want some free patterned paper to boost your stash? Take a look at our ever-growing collection of free patterned papers, there are lots to choose from and there are lots of different themes – we love these traditional fairground papers or these funky fun carousel papers!

Free carnival printables

Make the 'Grand Day Out' card

Step 1

Cover the front of a 14.5 x 10cm tent-fold card with the carnival printables. Cut a 13.5 x 8cm frame, decorate the base with a paper strip and bakers twine, then add to the card.

Carnival printables - step 1

Step 2

Arrange the large balloon so that it overlaps the left side of the frame and tuck a cloud cut from some white card behind. Use 3D adhesive to add dimension to the design.

Carnival printables - step 2

Step 3

Complete the design by embellishing with the ‘A grand day out’ greeting, gems, pearls, a bow and a button. Finish by adding glitter accents on the balloons.

Carnival printables - step 3

Download your free carnival printables:

To download the paper collection, click on the link and it will open in a new window. You can then save/download the paper collection. There is one PDF to download, which contains all your free carnival printables. Scroll the gallery to see what freebies you’re getting!


Download your free carnival printables today!

Carnival printables


Holly SpannerStaff Writer, BBC Science Focus

Holly is the staff writer at BBC Science Focus, and specialises in astronomy. Before joining the team she was a geoenvironmental consultant and holds an MSc in Geoscience (distinction) from UCL.

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