If you have kids, I would definitely recommend you keep some clothespins on hand. “Why clothespins?” you may ask. First, there are so many fun activities and crafts using clothespins. Second, they are great for developing fine motor skills!
With so many different activities and crafts using clothespins, having them on hand is a great way to keep kiddos occupied for a good chunk of time. Consider pulling them out when you’re making dinner, cleaning, or just need a little time for yourself!
To highlight the talents of my fellow members of the Kid Blogger Network and as a quick resource to you for ideas, I’ve curated a list of 10 crafts and activities using clothespins from their blogs.
10 Activities and Crafts Using CLOTHESPINS!
1) These Clothespins Catapults that were highlighted on Housing a Forest look like they could provide entertainment for all ages! Toddlers and older children could launch soft items that I’m sure would send an infant into a fit of giggles! 🙂
3) I love this Fall Clothespin Tree from Stir the Wonder. I know summer is just beginning so most of us don’t want to think about autumn quite yet, but I am sure you could put your own variation on this fine motor activity for any season!
5) This ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ craft from No Time for Flashcards is a hoot! What child wouldn’t love to clip and un-clip their clothespin to move themselves up and down the beanstalk? And I’m sure you could think of a lot of different variations on this idea.
7) For a unique twist on a simple activity, check out this Claw Grabbing Machine to Strengthen Fine Motor Skills from Hands On As We Grow. I bet kids could even add their own “sound effects” to add to the fun!
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