Mar 152017
 
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Spring showed itself here recently, with lots of sun and a few warm days.  It’s really put Bubbles and I in the mood for fun spring crafts.  So we went through my craft supplies and decided to make some clothespin crafts.

These clothespin crafts are a fun and easy kids craft. Check out how to make these cute dragonfly and caterpillar clothespin critters!

Bubbles loves any project that calls for googly eyes so we decided to make some clothespin dragonflies and clothespin caterpillars.  We had so much fun with them that next on our list will be some clothespin butterflies, too.

These are super easy to make and took literally just a few minutes to make an entire swarm of dragonflies and caterpillars.  They’d be a great craft for kids to do on spring break or even at a birthday party or sleepover.  I found a lot of my supplies in the past at the Dollar Tree but I’ve also included some affiliate links below to help you find what you need.

Dragonfly & Caterpillar Clothespin Crafts

These clothespin crafts are a fun and easy kids craft. Check out how to make these cute dragonfly and caterpillar clothespin critters!

Supplies:
Clothespins
Pom Poms
Chenille stems
Googly eyes
Washi tape
Glue

Tutorial

Adorable clothespin critters!  These cute little caterpillars are easy clothespin crafts.

For the caterpillars:

  1. Cut about 2″ off the end of a chenille stem. Slide it through the hole of a closed clothespin, fold together, and twist a few times. Use your fingers (or the end of a pencil) to bend the tips into antenna shapes.
  2. Select a few pom poms. You can use all one color, alternating colors, or an assortment. We did a few with the first pom pom being larger than the others, and some all being the same size. Mix it up and find the style you like best.
  3. Glue the pom poms to the length of the clothespins, then glue a pair of googly eyes to the front pom pom. Let dry.

Adorable clothespin critters!  These cute little dragonflies are easy clothespin crafts.

For the dragonflies:

  1. Cover the length of a clothespin with a strip of washi tape and trim as needed.
  2. Fold both ends of a chenille stem inward until they touch, then twist together. Repeat with a second chenille stem.
  3. Place the two sets of wings on top of each other and twist together.
  4. Clip the wings inside the clothespin and secure with glue, if desired.
  5. Glue a pair of tiny googly eyes to the top of the clothespin.

These clothespin crafts are a fun and easy kids craft. Check out how to make these cute dragonfly and caterpillar clothespin critters!

You could easily attach a little magnet or magnetic tape to these guys and use them to decorate the fridge or clip up papers.  Or hang a few pieces of yarn from a doorway or window casing and make a little mobile of flying critters.

These clothespin crafts are a fun and easy kids craft. Check out how to make these cute dragonfly and caterpillar clothespin critters!

If you’re in the spring mood too, check out these other great spring + Easter projects!

What are your favorite clothespin crafts or clothespin critters?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  21 Responses to “Fun and Easy Caterpillar & Dragonfly Clothespin Crafts for Kids”

  1. What a fun spring craft. These would look so cute clipping closed a bag of chips.

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  4. Such a cute craft! Adding to my Pinterest queue. I’d love for you to link up with us too.

  5. Cute and easy craft for the little ones!

  6. Cute craft for the kids!! Pinned to share. Thanks for linking up with us for Brag About It this week!

  7. Such a cute craft! My kids would have so much fun making these. Pinning!
    PS I found you via the Reviews Chews & How-To’s link party, but I recently started a link-up of my own, I’d be thrilled if you stopped by and shared! Have a great weekend!

  8. So cute! I like googly eyes projects too! Thank you for sharing at Celebrate it!

  9. These are all so cute! I can see these as a fun Sunday school Easter project too!

  10. What a neat idea! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  11. What a fun and easy craft for kids! Pinning! Thanks for sharing on Funtastic Friday!

  12. These are so adorable and fun for the kiddos to make. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

  13. These are so cute – I love the addition of washi tape. :) My granddaughter would have so much fun with these. Thanks for sharing with Awesome Life Friday!

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  15. Thanks Jennifer! I am sure your little one would love them, too. I’m finding my daughter’s clipped all over the house!

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