Lately I’ve been making a lot of clothespin crafts. I have a huge supply of wooden clothespins, and if you don’t you can pick them up from dollar stores and places like WalMart really cheap. They are great for lots of things, but also make really fun puppet-type crafts for kids, just like my clothespin dinosaurs from a couple months ago.
This time I decided to make a school of hungry fish. Kids can squeeze the clothespin to open and close the mouth. It’s fun craft for any day of the year, or perfect for an ocean unit!
Clothespin Hungry Fish
If you don’t have scrapbook paper on hand, construction paper will work too. However, construction paper can tear and bend easily, but if you use card stock which is sturdier, your project will last longer.
RELATED: If you have lots of leftover clothespins, our clothespin car is super easy to make, and the kids will love creating their own toy!
As always, a full printable supply list and instructions are at the end of this post.
For this project you will need the following supplies:
TIP: You can use white craft glue, hot glue is just faster.
Print the patterns and use them to cut fish from scrapbook paper.
Cut each fish in half horizontally, from tail to nose.
Lay clothespins on their sides.
Glue the top half of the fish to the upper half of the clothespin.
Glue the bottom half of the fish to the lower half of the clothespin.
Glue on googly eyes.
NOTE: I glued my clothespins so that the fish mouths would remain open for the photographs. This is a fun toy that your kids can play with. Open and close the mouth by squeezing the clothespin.
I hope you enjoyed this project and that you are your kids will have a great time crafting together. Have fun!
More clothespin crafts
Clothespin Crafts: Hungry Fish
- 4 wooden clothespins
- Colorful scrapbook papers
- Fish pattern
- 4 googly eyes
- Tools: hot glue gun scissors
- Print the patterns and use them to cut fish from scrapbook paper.
- Cut each fish in half horizontally, from tail to nose.
- Lay clothespins on their sides.
- Glue the top half of the fish to the upper half of the clothespin.
- Glue the bottom half of the fish to the lower half of the clothespin.
- Glue on googly eyes.