These clever dragonfly clothespin magnets are not only cute but functional! Use them to clip reminders to your refrigerator or hold up treasured artwork from school! They only take a few moments to make so make one or make a whole swarm of dragonfly clothespin magnets!

Materials:

  • clothespin
  • googly eyes
  • pipe cleaners
  • markers
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • magnet

Instructions

    1. Add a fun design on a ordinary wooden clothespin with markers. There are no rules for your design! Have fun!

      step 1

    2. Glue two googly eyes to the end of the clothespin on the "mouth" side of the clothespin where it opens and closes.

      step 2

    3. Create the dragonfly wings with two pipe cleaners. Twist a pipe cleaner into a wing, creating two long loops and twisting in the middle. Repeat with another pipe cleaner.
    4. Glue the wings in the inside of the mouth of the clothespin.

      step 4

    5. Glue a magnet on the back of the clothespin.

      step 5

      Stick your magnet to the fridge and use it as a great place to clip on notes and reminders, artwork and more!

      Dragonfly Feature

Caroline Gravino is a PBS Parents resident crafter and has more creative project ideas on her website, Salsa Pie Productions. She also shares videos on the PBS Parents YouTube channel.

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