Alligator Clothespin Craft

This super simple alligator craft only requires a few items like paint, glue, googly eyes, clothespins, and a couple other things. But it’s easy for kids of all ages.

This Alligator Clothespin Craft is a fun way to practice fine motor skills for  little ones. 

Alligator Clothespin Craft
These alligators are chompy and cute!

They’ll love chomping and biting, pretending to be a scary predator.

Alligator Craft

I used this craft for my preschooler, but this would be great for kindergarteners and even first graders. Also, we took it a step further!

If you add a magnet to the back, you can turn this alligator craft into fridge magnets! Let’s get started! (This post contains affiliate links.)

Video: Alligator Craft Instructional Video

 

Supplies Needed For This Easy Alligator Craft:

Here’s what you need to make this Alligator clothespin craft:

How To Make This Super 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.

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.

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.

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 alligators are now ready for action!

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!

More Clothespin Crafts From Kids Activities Blog

Check out these other wooden clothespin activities and creative clothespin crafts for even more ideas.

Clothespins are great for all kinds of things — butterfly goldfish snacks, DIY  gifts, and more! This easy project is one of our favorites.

This happy sunshine clothespin craft is also pretty awesome as is this clothespin bat magnet.

You can also make an extra large clothespin crocodile craft, and these amazing clothespin pirate dolls!

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