Very Easy & Happy Sunshine Clothespin Craft for Kids

This simple sunshine craft is perfect for little ones working on fine-motor skills. It’s great for home, school or daycare. It takes just a few craft supplies and works for kids of any age. Welcome warm air, blue skies, and sunshine with this Happy Sunshine Clothespin Craft.

Happy Sunshine Clothespin Craft - finished sun craft made with clothespins shown painted yellow and on a sky blue background
Let’s make a sunshine craft today!

Easy ClothesPin Crafts

Old fashioned clothespins are really fun for kids to use in crafts. They make whatever the child creates something that moves or changes in some way. Today we are using clothes pins as the rays from the sun.

Related: More Clothespin Crafts for Kids

We used a circle paper punch to make the base for our sun, but you could also invite kids to trace a small bowl 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!

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Happy Sunshine Craft for Kids

This happy, bright, warm, sunshine craft doesn’t require too many supplies! You may even have some of these crafting supplies in your crafting closet and don’t be afraid to substitute for something you do have on hand…that is part of the fun.

Crafting supplies needed for this sunshine craft like clothespins, construction paper, a yellow dot marker, and a hole punch
Grab all your supplies: card stock, yellow dot marker, clothespins, and a hole punch!

Supplies Needed To Make Happy Sunshine Craft

Note: If you would rather use construction paper or scrapbook paper you have on hand, simply cut a circle out of cardboard and glue on the yellow paper to make it more sturdy and able to support the clothespins.

Directions To Make Clothepin Sun Craft

This part is so fun! Kids will get a kick out of dying wooden clothespin with a yellow Dot Art marker.

Step 1 - Color the rays (clothespins) of the sunshine craft yellow using the dot marker.
Color the rays of the sun yellow using your yellow dot marker.

Step 1

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.

Alternatively, and a little more messy: kids could paint the clothespins with yellow paint.

Step 2

As the clothespins are drying, invite kids to create their circle with the paper punch or by tracing a round object.

Step 3 - Googly eyes needed for the sun craft.
Don’t forget to add eyes. You can use stickers or googly eyes

Step 3

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.

Last step - Finished sunshine craft with a smiley face.
Don’t forget to give your sun a smile that shines bright!

Step 4

Show kids how to squeeze the clothespins onto the yellow circle to make it a sunshine!

Happy Sunshine Clothespin Craft

Happy Sunshine Clothespin Craft

With sunny weather finally here, this happy sunshine clothespin craft is a great way to enjoy the spring and summer!

Materials

  • miniature clothespins
  • yellow cardstock
  • eye stickers or wiggly eyes
  • black colored pencils
  • yellow Dot Art marker

Tools

  • circular object to trace or 2 3/4" circle paper punch

Instructions

    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!

All Steps of Craft Pictured Here

Happy Sunshine Clothespin Craft steps

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Click the links below to view more crafts and activities that creatively feature clothespins!

We hope your kids enjoyed dying clothespins yellow in this simple and fun craft!

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