Clothes Pin Butterfly Magnet Craft For Kids

Spring is such a wonderful time of the year. It’s lovely to see the flowers blooming, see the green grass and spend time in the fresh air. I also love the lighter evenings. Spring is a great time to go on a bug hunt, read about animals, bugs and small creatures and get crafting. Today on the blog we have a fun tutorial on how to make a clothes pin butterfly. I hope you enjoy.

Either way it’ s a fun activity and one I’m sure you will enjoy making with the kids. This is a colourful and easy to make craft.

Enjoy!

Clothes Pin Butterfly Magnet Craft For Kids

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What You Will Need

Clothespins
Pipe Cleaners
Google Eyes
Pom Poms
Magnets
Hot Glue
Scissors

Clothes Pin Butterfly Magnet Craft For Kids

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Let’s Make It

Begin by choosing a colourful selection of 1 inch and 1.5 inch pom poms and pipe cleaners. Lay your clothespin flat with the clip facing up.

 Clothes Pin Butterfly Magnet Craft For Kids

Starting from the bottom of your clothespin, glue four 1 inch pom poms in a row and then glue one 1.5 inch pom pom for your butterfly’s head.

Clothes Pin Butterfly Magnet Craft For Kids
You will need two pipe cleaners for this step. Bend your pipe cleaners in half and then cut your pipe cleaners at the bend.

Clothes Pin Butterfly Magnet Craft For Kids

Use two pipe cleaner halves to create the butterfly’s top wings. Loop the wings and hot glue them into their shape. Cut the other pipe cleaner halves into four even sections. Use two of the pipe cleaner sections to create the bottom wings.

Clothes Pin Butterfly Magnet Craft For Kids
Glue your top and bottom butterfly wings onto the back of the clothespin. I used the metal portion of the clothespin as a guideline. I glued the top wings right above it and the bottom wings right below it.

Clothes Pin Butterfly Magnet Craft For Kids
Glue a strong magnet on the back of your clothespin at the top.

Clothes Pin Butterfly Magnet Craft For Kids
Turn your clothespin butterfly over and glue on google eyes.

Clothes Pin Butterfly Magnet Craft For Kids
Take the last two sections of your pipe cleaners and make a loop at the top of them to create an antennae shape. Glue them on top of the butterfly’s pom pom head.
Your butterfly is ready to take flight to a fridge near you!

       Clothes Pin Butterfly Magnet Craft For Kids

Have Fun!

Clothes Pin Butterfly Magnet Craft For Kids

 

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17 Comments

  1. Oh this is so simple yet so clever. Def a craft idea I’ll do with Timmy. He would really love this. I need to invest in a glue gun 🙂

  2. Such a lovely idea! 🙂 Love that something so ordinary can be made so beautiful and completely personalised when designing it

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