Cute & Easy Alligator Craft Made from a Clothespin

Let’s talk easy alligator crafts! This super simple alligator craft for kids of all ages only requires a few items like paint, glue, googly eyes, clothespins, and a couple other things you likely have on hand. It is easy enough to be used for preschool alligator crafts and older kids may want to create alligator clips for their locker.

Alligator Clothespin Craft - 3 finished alligator crafts for kids made from clothes pins in color green with kids activities blog logo
Let’s make these cute alligator crafts!

Alligator Craft for Kids

This Alligator Clothespin Craft is a fun way to practice fine motor skills for  little ones. They’ll love chomping and biting, pretending to be a scary predator.

I used this craft for my preschooler, but this would be great for kindergarteners and even first graders. If you add a magnet to the back, you can turn this alligator craft into fridge magnets or a locker clip for older kids.

Related: Download & print these fun alligator coloring pages for kids

Let’s make an alligator…or two!

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Alligator Clothespin Craft

Here is a Quick Tutorial Video on How to Make Alligator Craft

Supplies Needed For This Easy Alligator Craft:

Instructions for Cute And Chompy Alligator Craft

Step 1

Start by painting your clothespins with the green paint.

Step 2

Cut the foam into small strips with triangular teeth.

Step 3

Once the paint is dry, color the sides of each clothespin with the black marker, then glue the teeth onto the sides.

Step 3 - alligator craft- paint the clothespin green, outline it in green, glue googly eyes, and glue the white foam teeth on it.
Outline your painted clothespin in green and don’t forget to add the googly eyes and foam teeth!

Step 4

Use the green marker to outline your alligator, covering up the top of the white foam.

Step 4 - alligator craft preschool kids will like- painted green clothespin, outlined in green, with googly eyes, and white foam teeth.
He’s so chompy with this white foam teeth!

Step 5

Add two dots on the top for the nose, then glue on the googly eyes.

Step 5 - Alligator craft that is painted green, outlined in green marker, googly eyes, and white foam teeth.
I love the googly eyes on these alligators!

Your Finished Alligator Craft

Your alligators are now ready for action!

If you want to attach a magnet on the bottom of your alligator craft, you can use it to hold important papers on the fridge or in your locker.

Chomp, chomp!

Alligator Clothespin Craft

Alligator Clothespin Craft

This Alligator Clothespin Craft is a fun way to practice fine motor skills for little ones. They'll love chomping and biting, pretending to be an alligator.

Materials

  • Wooden clothespins
  • Green paint
  • Green marker
  • Black marker
  • White foam or paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue

Tools

  • Hot glue gun

Instructions

  1. Start by painting your clothespins with the green paint. 
  2. Cut the foam into small strips with triangular teeth.
  3. Once the paint is dry, color the sides of each clothespin with the black marker, then glue the teeth onto the sides.
  4. Use the green marker to outline your alligator, covering up the top of the white foam.
  5. Add two dots on the top for the nose, then glue on the googly eyes.
  6. Your alligators are now ready for action!

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Did you try this alligator craft? How’d it turn out? Let us know in the comments below!