Clothespin Pirate Dolls

These clothespin pirate dolls are super cute and easy to make! You can make them with minimal crafting supplies, and better yet, these clothespins pirate dolls craft is perfect for kids of all ages. Whether you have younger kids or older kids, they will love making this craft. Perfect for at home or the classroom.

Clothespin Pirate Dolls made of wood clothespins with pirate clothes, brown pants, white pants, and red pants with a white shirt, red shirt, and red and white shirt, googly eyes, and black felt pirate hat
Arrrrr! You’ll love these pirate craft, Matey!

How To Make DIY Clothespin Pirate Dolls

We are a little obsessed with pirates, so my son was really excited to make some clothespin pirate dolls! Now, we just need some treasure — and maybe a parrot — to go with them.

Either way, these are so fun to make. Explore colors, practice fine motor skills, and promote pretend play with this fun clothespin pirates craft.

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Supplies Need To Make This Clothespin Pirate Doll Craft

Clothespin Pirate Dolls made of wood clothespins with pirate clothes, brown pants, white pants, and red pants with a white shirt, red shirt, and red and white shirt, googly eyes, and black felt pirate hat

Here’s what you need to make clothespin pirate dolls:

Instructions To Make Clothespin Pirate Dolls

Video: Make Clothespin Pirate Doll Crafts For Kids

Step 1

Start by gluing the googly eyes onto the face of the clothespin.

Step 2

Cut the black felt into the shape of a pirate hat. Then cut the white felt to look like a skull. You can draw eyes onto the skull with the black marker.

Clothespin Pirate Dolls made of wood clothespins with pirate clothes, brown pants, white pants, and red pants with a white shirt, red shirt, and red and white shirt, googly eyes, and black felt pirate hat with a red sharpie and black sharpie
Gather your markers and start coloring your clothespins.

Step 3

Glue the skull onto the hat and then the hat onto the clothespin.

Step 4

Draw clothes onto the clothespin using the markers. We added cutoff pants, vests, mustaches, and shirts. I even cut an eyepatch from the black felt and glued it onto one of our dolls. My son thought that was awesome, and wanted an eyepatch of his own.

Clothespin Pirate Dolls- pirate with a red pants, white shirt, and black hat, and googly eyes
Don’t forget to add a felt hat and googly eyes.

Tips: Don’t want to use sharpie markers? Sharpies can be messy if you have younger kids. So, using acrylic paint pens may also be useful.

Clothespin Pirate Dolls made of wood clothespins with pirate clothes, brown pants, white pants, and with red shirt, and red and white shirt
These pirate dolls are so fun and easy to make.

Variations Of This Clothespin Pirate Doll Craft

I also tried using paints. They worked great and can be a fun variation for older kids. Acrylic paints work best on these wood clothespins.

Pirate clothes pin crafts being painted with red paint, with red pants, black pants, a red shirt, and black and white shirt, googly eyes, and black felt hat
You can paint your clothespins instead of using markers.

All you would need is:

  • paintbrush
  • white paint
  • brown paint
  • red paint

You could even dress them up differently! Give them red pants! Black pants! You could even give them blue pants.

Easy, right? The best part is that your imagination is your only limit.

Pirate clothes pin crafts being painted with red paint, with red pants, black pants, a red shirt, and black and white shirt, googly eyes, and black felt hat
1 Pirate, 2 Pirate, 3 Pirate, let’s make more!

Clothespin Pirate Dolls

Clothespin Pirate Dolls

These clothespin pirate dolls are super cute and easy to make! You can make them with minimal crafting supplies, and better yet, these clothespins pirate dolls craft is perfect for kids of all ages. Whether you have younger kids or older kids, they will love making this craft. Perfect for at home or the classroom.

Materials

  • Wooden clothespins
  • Black and white felt
  • Red marker
  • Black marker
  • White marker
  • Hot glue gun and glue

Instructions

    Start by gluing the googly eyes onto the face of the clothespin.

    Cut the black felt into the shape of a pirate hat. Then cut the white felt to look like a skull. You can draw eyes onto the skull with the black marker.

    Glue the skull onto the hat and then the hat onto the clothespin.

    Draw clothes onto the clothespin using the markers. We added cutoff pants, vests, mustaches, and shirts. I even cut an eyepatch from the black felt and glued it onto one of our dolls. My son thought that was awesome, and wanted an eyepatch of his own.

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How did your clothespin pirate dolls turn out? Comment and let us know, we’d love to hear from you.