There are numerous activities for kids with clothespins! Here are our top picks for clothespin activities for kids, including a fun way to dye clothespins.
Clothespins Activities for Kids
Using simple items around the house with your child can be a budget-friendly way to build imagination in your child. Using clothespins this week we discovered there are a variety of ways to use them that help foster imagination and creativity.
This past week we Reused our Egg Dye to create Rainbow Seashells which have been a big hit in our sandbox and our fairy garden. After finishing the shells we still have some leftover dye so we decided to find additional materials to experiment with.
Then I realized you could do the same thing with clothespins, so we gave it a try with the leftover dye. They turned out beautifully!!!
My daughter used them in a variety of ways in her outdoor adventures this week. I’m sure there are many ways indoors too but we focused on the outdoors in the beautiful spring weather we’ve been having. We discussed how different surfaces absorb water more than others.
She used the colorful clothespins to sort and put in rainbow order. Created a planter out of them on a plastic container. She used them to hold sheets to create forts. And then she discovered they can be used to build things with.
Here is the beginning of the rocket that she built using the colorful clothespin.
I’m sure there are a million other uses for clothespin and I can’t wait to see what she creates next. I love using simple materials to see how it can help inspire their imagination.
If you can believe it, after coloring both the shells and clothespin, we still had some egg dye left so we also dyed some leftover dried cantaloupe seeds and pumpkin seeds for a future art project.
Finding numerous ways to reuse items to create something new is so much fun and teaching our children to love our Earth. Next week we’ll be sharing Ideas for Celebrating Earth Day with your kids.
Activities with Clothespins
This week I’ve discovered the power of a clothespin and how many things you can do with it. I thought it might inspire us for the next few weeks with a variety of activities. I’m gathering them all in one spot for a resource for many of us who wanted to create activities at home with our children or for teachers at school to create activities and crafts for kids.
Here are a few Clothespin Activities we plan to explore in the next few months for both learning ideas and crafting ideas.
Learning with Clothespins
- ABC Order
- Alphabet Clothespins
- Spelling Words with Clothespins
- Numerical Order & Counting
- Beginning Sounds
- Clothespin Sight Words
- Clothespin Spelling Words
- Fine Motor Math Facts
- Fraction Clothes Pins
- Clothespin Letter or Sound Match
Crafting with Clothespins
- Pencil Themed Clothespins
- Clothespin Mermaids
- Clothespin Caterpillars
- Book Inspired Peg Dolls
- Dot Marker Butterfly Clothespin
- Make into People with Pipe Cleaner
- Clothespin Beaded Butterfly
- Dragonfly Clothespins
- Clothespin Flower Pot
- Clothespin Butterfly Snack Containers
What can you learn or create with a clothespin?
Here are a few options on Amazon for clothespins to use for these activities. We’ve included our affiliate link to our top picks of clothepins.
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