I am about “crafted” out after the past few days. In an effort to minimize the tv consumption of the boys and (hopefully) improve behavior I was a non-stop preschool-entertaining-machine! We went to the children’s museum, saw a train exhibition, visited toy stores and craft stores (my kids love playing in the toy sections of the craft stores!)….it was exhausting.
I did want to show you some of the clothespin animals we made over the weekend. I picked up some clothespins at the craft store-I believe it was about $2.50 for a big bag. My kids don’t much like to color (much to my dismay) so you’re getting the bare-bones undecorated versions of most of these! First up is a butterfly-I just cut the wing shape out of a paper plate (another cheap craft necessity around here!)
Next up was a turtle, again made with clothespins and a paper plate, I just stapled the head and tail to the “shell” and added the clothespin legs.
One I did actually get them to put some color on was the clothespin giraffe. I poured some orange paint out and my three year old used his finger to add spots to three clothes pins and some paper plate pieces I cut out.
When it was dry we assembled it into a little giraffe, he loved it (for ten minutes)!
I hope you liked this-the possibilities are endless! We made many more than this-my older son made lots of dinosaurs too, unfortunately by time I would grab my camera to try and snap a picture they had destroyed them and were on to the next creation! Oh well, at least they had fun!