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This post is brought to you by Discount School Supply but all fun craft time was my own!
When it comes down to the weekend, they can be downright boring. The kids are used to being busy during the week, so it’s hard when the weekends roll around. My kids want to be busy doing things like crafts and being active. We have recently gotten into clothespin crafts because the kids can clip them around the house. Here are some of our favorite weekend crafts with clothespins that we enjoy doing.
Weekend Clothespin Crafts with Discount School Supply
Weekend crafts are great for keeping the kids busy, but it’s also great for optimizing creativity in our kids. During school hours, kids are sometimes stuck with what they can create or the amount of time they have to create. I like having an arsenal of craft supplies ready that don't center around a holiday (though some do!)
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Ok, now we want to get to the weekend crafts. I love trying to match them up with what they are doing in school if possible but sometimes we go for fun like their favorite TV shows are movies. Below you can see they are learning bout butterflies and I had to include a dragonfly because they are my favorite! They also have been watching Minion movies.
For all the grafts below you will need paintbrushes and hot glue! I always have these on hand!
Clothespin Glitter Dragonflies Craft
Glitter Paint to match the paint colors above.
This one if more for mama then the kids I love dragonflies!
Paint your clothespins your sloid color and let dry.
Then paint over the glitter paint and let dry.
Hot glue on your eyes.
Bend the pipe cleaners like wings.
I then glued the end of the wings together so they were one piece to glue together.
Use a hot glue gun to secure the wings.
I suggest letting dry overnight before playing with them!
Glitter Minion Clothespin Craft
Since the kids are all into the Minion movies we made this glitter Minion Clothespins for them to play with while watching the movies! They are really easy!
Paint the clothespin with the paint. Part yellow and part blue. Let dry.
Then paint with the glitter paint and let dry.
Put the googly eyes on the minions with hot glue.
Add hair to the minions and smiles with a Sharpie Marker.
Beaded Glitter Clothespin Butterflies
This is a craft I did mainly with my younger kids to work on their fine motor skills while doing a fun craft! They love these beaded butterflies!
Glitter Paint to match the paint colors above
Every kid loves making these because they can customize them to fit what they like. You may be surprised as to how creative your kids can get with this craft.
Paint your clothespins with your main color and let dry.
Net paint with the glitter paint and let dry.
Bead the pipe cleaners with pony beads and pinch off the edges to hold the beads.
I glued the end of each wing together before applying them to the clothespin.
Attach the wings with hot glue.
Add the antennas to the butterflies, using more pipe cleaners and hot glue.
Let dry before playing!
- Pipe Cleaners
- Googly Eyes
- Paint colors of your choice
- Glitter Paint to match the paint colors above.
- Paint your clothespins your sloid color and let dry.
- Then paint over the glitter paint and let dry.
- Hot glue on your eyes.
- Bend the pipe cleaners like wings.
- I then glued the end of the wings together so they were one piece to glue together.
- Use a hot glue gun to secure the wings.
Does your family love clothespin crafts? What have been your favorites so far?
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