4 Things to Make With Clothespins

Animal Mix-Ups
Photograph by Mark Mantegna
This versatile tool is an ideal springboard for tons of crafts. Here are some ideas to get your family inspired.
Photograph by Mark Mantegna
Photograph by Mark Mantegna

Clothespin Butterflies

Paint the clothespin and let it dry. Fold two cupcake liners into quarters, then clip the clothespin over them. Add googly eyes.

Photograph by Mark Mantegna
Photograph by Mark Mantegna

Note Station

Use wood glue to attach clothespins to a wooden ruler. Label each pin with a family member's name. Mount the ruler near your front door and clip reminders, permission slips, and other important notes to it.

Photograph by Mark Mantegna
Photograph by Mark Mantegna

Rubber Band Launcher

Glue a clothespin to a dowel. Load a rubber band onto the launcher as shown. Squeeze the clothespin handle to let the band fly (at inanimate targets only, of course).

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Photograph by Mark Mantegna
Photograph by Mark Mantegna

Animal Mix-Ups

Glue various types of card stock feet to clothespins as shown. Clip the pins to card stock bodies, mixing and matching as desired.

Originally published in the November 2012 issue of FamilyFun

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