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Clothespin Horse Craft

How to Make a Horse Using a Clothespin


Clothespin Horse Craft

Clothespin Horse Craft

Sherri Osborn
Any horse fan will have fun crafting this little pony out of 3 clothespins. This horse also makes a great gift for horse fans..

  • Age Guideline: 6 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:

Paint the three clothespins whatever color you want your horse to be. One of them will be the horse's head and the other two will be the legs and body.

Start out by gluing two of the clothespins flat sides together so the prongs line up as they will be the horse's four legs. Glue the third clothespin, flat sides together onto the two clothespins you previously glued together; however, you will turn this one so these prongs face the opposite direction of the other prongs. These will be the horse's ears.

Glue a pom-pom onto the rounded part of the head clothespin to be the nose and glue the wiggle eyes just above it. You can also use paint to make hooves. Don't forget to add a yarn tail and mane.

If you want to use this clothespin horse as an ornament, cut a piece of ribbon about 10-inches long and tie the two ends together to make a loop. Glue the loop to the back side of the horse's head.

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