Print Project

Clothespin Hippo and Zebra Magnets

Author: Amanda Formaro


  • 2 wooden clothespins
  • Cardstock: white and light blue
  • Markers: black gray, pink
  • 4 googly eyes
  • 2 magnets
  • Patterns
  • Tool: scissors white craft glue, glue stick


  • Cut the hippo pattern from light blue card stock and the zebra pattern from white card stock.
  • Use scissors in a zigzag type manner to cut the zebra's mane.
  • Use a black marker to add the zebra's muzzle. Leave two small ovals for the nostrils.
  • Color the zebra's mane with black marker.
  • Follow the pattern as a guide and draw stripes on the zebra. (Hint: if you prefer, you can print the zebra pattern directly on the card stock and simply color in the snout!)
  • Color in the nostrils with gray marker and the inside of the ears with pink.
  • For the hippo, draw two nostrils with gray marker.
  • Turn the hippo over, cut teeth from white card stock and glue them to the back of the face with a glue stick.
  • Pipe a line of glue onto the top of the clothespin.
  • Attach the clothespin to the back of the hippo. Repeat for the zebra.
  • Glue a magnet to the back of each clothespin.