This clothespin crocodile craft is not only so much fun, but extra large! This crocodile craft is perfect for kids of all ages: toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten kids. It’s a fun way to craft, learn about crocodiles, and practice fine motor skills. This clothespin crocodile craft is perfect for at home or in the classroom.

Finished crocodile craft for kids shown with child's hand on a felt lilly pad made with extra Large Clothespin: A cute kid-made play set/craft - Kids Activities Blog
This crocodile craft is not only cute, but the perfect way to promote pretend play!

Fun Crocodile Craft For Kids

Do you have a child who loves animals? This adorable Extra Large Clothespin Crocodile is 100% kid-created from an extra large wooden clothespin, felt, and glue. Read on to see how it’s done!

Related: Check out this little alligator clothespin crafts!

Kids of all ages will love this adorable kid-made crocodile.

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Supplies Needed for Crocodile Craft

Crocodile craft using large clothespin and two shades of green felt in child's hand on a blue felt water reaching for a lilly pad that is pink
Play with your clothespin crocodile on a felt landscape.

Step 1

After gathering supplies, kids can cut strips of felt to fit the clothespin. Some children may find it helpful to trace the clothespin with a black marker. The child that made this craft chose to use 2 shades of green for contrast.

Step 2

When your child is finished cutting the felt, invite them to cover all of the outside surfaces of the clothespin with it. Be sure to leave enough space for the crocodile’s teeth! Hot glue or tacky craft glue is best for this task.

Step 3

Next, cut a strip of pink or red felt to line the interior of the clothespin to make the crocodile’s mouth. 

Close up of the extra large crocodile clothes pin craft for children held by child
Look how big this crocodiles eyes are!

Step 4

When the crocodile’s mouth is finished, cut 2 ovals from the green felt. Next, glue 1 wiggly eye to each oval, then glue them down to the crocodile’s head.

Step 5

Last, glue “spikes” down the crocodile’s back. If desired, create a play scene from felt and construction paper for the crocodile. Little hands will love pretending to make their crocodile swim through water! Personally, I think the bush and lily are a nice touch!

Step Collage of Clothespin Crocodiile

Clothespin Crocodile Craft for Kids
Crocodile craft step by step.

Step 6- Optional

Take this craft further: Glue a strip of magnetic tape to the back! Now you have a refrigerator magnet ready to “chomp” artwork and spelling tests!

Extra Large Clothespin Crocodile Craft for Kids

Extra Large Clothespin Crocodile Craft for Kids

This crocodile craft is not only super cute, but easy to make. Kids of all ages can participate in making this fun crocodile craft which is also a great way to promote pretend play.

Materials

  • Stiff felt (all colors)
  • 1 extra large clothespin (found at most craft stores)
  • Large wiggly eyes
  • Hot glue and/or tacky craft glue
  • Optional: Colored paper and pom poms

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. After gathering supplies, kids can cut strips of felt to fit the clothespin.
  2. When your child is finished cutting the felt, invite them to cover all of the outside surfaces of the clothespin with it.
  3. Next, cut a strip of pink or red felt to line the interior of the clothespin to make the crocodile’s mouth. 
  4. When the crocodile’s mouth is finished, cut 2 ovals from the green felt. Next, glue 1 wiggly eye to each oval, then glue them down to the crocodile’s head.
  5. Last, glue “spikes” down the crocodile’s back. If desired, create a play scene from felt and construction paper for the crocodile.
  6. Optional: Take this craft further: Glue a strip of magnetic tape to the back! Now you have a refrigerator magnet ready to “chomp” artwork and spelling tests!

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