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Clothespin Crafts for Kids – Flower Pots, Ladybugs, Planes and More!

I love making DIY projects with children using common household items. This keeps the cost of the project down and makes me feel good to be recycling items in a crafty way. Today, we’ll be looking at some fun clothespin crafts for kids that you’ll be itching to try.

Clothespins are a handy tool that many people have in their laundry rooms, but it’s rare to see clothing hanging on lines in people’s back yards these days. Clothes dryers seem to have made that practice something from a by gone day.Clothespins on a line

Fortunately for us, the sale of clothespins isn’t slowing down, since the possibilities for using them in activities are endless. From a clothespin flower pot to bugs and animals or planes and garden markers, these clothespin crafts will be sure to keep your child busy for hours.

You can buy inexpensive clothespins in bulk from craft stores or online, and stash them away to use in clothespin crafts on the next rainy day. When the weather isn’t cooperating and the kids are asking for something fun to do, dig them out and try one of these clothespin crafts for kids.

Some of these cute clothespin crafts can be made with very little supervision and others need an adult to have more of a hand in the project. All are guaranteed to make a rainy day the last thing on anyone’s mind this crafty morning.

Cute Clothespin Crafts for Kids

Are the kiddos bored and demanding your attention when it time for you to do some housework?  The next time your kids say, “I’m bored!” help them get started on one of these cute clothespin crafts for kids. 10 fun clothespin crafts for children

They’ll be happy and engaged in no time flat!

Admin note: This post for the DIY clothespin flower pot first appeared on the blog in September of 2013. I have updated the post with new photos and projects to give you a lot more clothespin crafts for kids to try.

Crafts From Clothespins

Don't you love to recycle common household items in your craft projects? I sure do. Today we'll be exploring ways to use clothespins in crafts and fun projects with your kids.

Make Words with Alphabet Clothespins
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Make Words with Alphabet Clothespins

This fun idea is a great way to teach kids to read and spell. Once you’ve made a set of alphabet clothespins, you can use them for spelling words and sight words all year long.

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Butterfly Craft For Kids with Clothespins
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Butterfly Craft For Kids with Clothespins

This butterfly craft is super easy and fun for kids of all ages. Using colorful cupcake wrappers for wings, kids can easily make this clothespin craft by themselves or with a little help from adults.

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DIY Spring Easter Clothespin Wreath Tutorial
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DIY Spring Easter Clothespin Wreath Tutorial

Just attach clothespins and crafting tap to a circle and add a bow and you have a fun and decorative clothespin wreath.

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DIY Clothespin Flower Pot

DIY Clothespin Flower Pot

This DIY clothespin flower pot is full of the colors of spring. Glitter paint adds a fun touch to the look of the flower pots. It's very easy to do and will introduce kids to gardening as well.

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How to Make Plant Markers from Clothespins
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How to Make Plant Markers from Clothespins

Today we'll be making plant markers using clothespins and Washi tape. You can even coordinate them with garden planter for a coordinated look

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Clothespin Airplane STEM Engineering Challenge
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Clothespin Airplane STEM Engineering Challenge

Can you imagine how much your kids will love this clothespin airplane project? It's an engineering feat, kid's style!

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How to Make Clothespin Dragonflies (Kids Craft)
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How to Make Clothespin Dragonflies (Kids Craft)

Make a beautiful dragonfly craft using clothespins and pipe cleaners! It’s a great spring craft idea for kids to make. They can choose any colors that they want as well.

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Easy DIY Nautical Clothespin Candle Holder - Life Over Cs
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Easy DIY Nautical Clothespin Candle Holder - Life Over Cs

There are so many ways to use clothespins. It's so much fun that I like to use clothespins in crafts often! This project has a nautical look that's perfect for the 4th of July.

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Lady Bug Clothes Pins
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Lady Bug Clothes Pins

These super cute wooden lady bugs are a good way to teach kids about insects. Use them in a butterfly garden sensory bin. Kids will love to make them!

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Cupcake Liner Butterfly Clothespins Craft
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Cupcake Liner Butterfly Clothespins Craft

If you have an abundance of cute cupcake liners in your pantry (like me) you can use a few to make some clothespin butterflies!

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