Spring is on the way! Welcome warm air, blue skies, and sunshine with this Happy Sunshine Clothespin Craft. This simple craft is perfect for little ones working on fine-motor skills. It’s great for home, school, or daycare.
Happy Sunshine Clothespin Craft
We used a circle paper punch to make the base for our sun, but you could also invite kids to trace a mug or old CD. This craft makes an especially cute refrigerator magnet if you place a strip of magnetic tape to the back. My kids like playing with it and moving all the clothespins to the top of the circle to make the sun look like it has hair!
- miniature clothespins
- yellow cardstock
- eye stickers or wiggly eyes
- black colored pencils
- yellow Dot Art marker
- circular object to trace or 2 3/4″ circle paper punch
This part is so fun! Kids will get a kick out of dying wooden clothespin with a yellow Dot Art marker. Simply place the clothespins on a paper towel and invite kids to press the dot marker onto them. The paper towel will catch the ink that doesn’t absorb into the wood.
As the clothespins are drying, invite kids to create their circle with the paper punch or by tracing a round object.
Press eye stickers or wiggly eyes onto the paper, then invite kids to draw a mouth on their sunshine with a black pen and crayons or a colored pencil.
Show kids how to squeeze the clothespins onto the yellow circle to make it a sunshine!
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