5 Crafts to Make with Wooden Clothespins

If you have some leftover wooden clothespins and all the laundry's already hung up, then check out the following craft ideas.
5 Crafts to Make with Wooden Clothespins
Marcela Alejandra Caffulli

Reviewed and approved by the pediatrician Marcela Alejandra Caffulli.

Last update: 17 February, 2023

Crafts to make with wooden clothespins are very versatile. They can be used to make a homemade gift or to decorate your home or children’s rooms.

In addition, your little ones will learn one of the most important values for them and for the protection of the planet: Recycling. Do you want to know what ideas we’ll propose this time? Keep reading.

Write down these crafts to do with wooden clothespins

Crafts to do with wooden clothespins are very versatile. They can be used to give a touch of originality to all kinds of events, such as birthday invitations or other celebrations. Also, simply to decorate. In any case, today we’ll give you five varied options so you can choose the one you like best. Keep reading!

1. Butterflies

Butterflies made with wooden clothespins.
Butterflies are a classic when it comes to decorating. In addition, they’re easy to make and children will love to paint them in different colors.

These delicate and elegant insects are perfect ornaments to hang from the ceiling. And both children and adults will love making them, as they’re very easy to assemble.

  • Paint the clothespin with lines in the middle to simulate the butterfly’s body and head.
  • Then, cut out a piece of paper.
  • Glue the wings to the middle of the clothespin.
  • Add some eyes to the creation and they’re read.

2. Tulips

Tulips bring joy and well-being with their display of colors. If spring is here, you can’t miss this idea to decorate from the clothesline to the rooms of your house.

We suggest you cut the shape of the flower with glitter EVA rubber and hold it with the open part of the clip. To decorate, you can glue some leaves cut out of the same material to the wooden stem.

3. Dragons

Fantasy is the very world in which children live. As K. Egan stated in his book, Fantasy, and Imagination: Its Power in Primary Education, childhood is a time of constant imagination, where children can bring out their greatest potential. That’s why, below, we’ll show you how to create dragons with the clothespins left over from hanging clothes.

  • First of all, you’ll need to paint the clothespin with acrylic paint. This will serve as the dragon’s body.
  • While it dries, look for a template of this fantastic reptile on the Internet to draw the wings, head, and tail.
  • Next, you’ll have to cut them out and glue them around the length of the clothespin
  • Make sure the head fits the part where it opens.

4. Airplanes

An airplane made of wooden clothespins and popsicle sticks.
Airplanes, like butterflies, are perfect for hanging from the ceiling and swinging before the watchful eyes of the most curious children.

According to the results of a study carried out in 2017, these air vehicles for children are the manifestation of their own desire for freedom.

As developing this last point is important, we suggest that you be with them when it comes to creating them. To do this, make the wings of the airplane out of EVA rubber and glue them to the clip. Wait for it to dry and you’re ready for flight.

5. Worms made with wooden clothespins and pom-poms

Crafts with pom-poms are also very fascinating. And, if you combine them with other materials, such as wooden clothespins, the result is beautiful colorful worms for children to have fun racing with.
  • Glue the small pompoms on top of the entire clip.
  • On the first pompom, add some googly eyes to make it even more fun.

Spark imagination with these crafts made with wooden clothespins

You may think that to produce new and different ideas, you have to have special materials, but nothing could be further from the truth. As you’ve already seen, little things are capable of generating whole new worlds: Lands dominated by dragons, hillsides where worms compete, dreams that travel thanks to toy airplanes, and many more. Which craft idea are you going to start with?

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