kids' clothespin birds

Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Difficulty Level :
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

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Step 1
Paint 3 clothespins with craft paint. Paint one Wild Salmon, one Hydrangea Purple and one Ocean Breeze. Let dry and apply a second coat if desired. Let dry. 
Step 2
Decorate each clothespin by painting stripes, dots, etc., making each one unique. Let dry. 
Step 3
Glue 2 small wiggle eyes, side by side, near the top of each clothespin. Let dry. 
Step 4
Choose 2-3 feathers for each bird and glue onto back of the top of the clothespin. 
Step 5
Cut a tiny triangle out of orange felt for a beak and glue this under the eyes. Let dry.
 
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  • Creatology™ Large Wood Clothespins (sku 10206357)
  • Creatology™ Feathers, Assorted Short Marabou (sku 10312735)
  • Creatology™ Wiggle Eyes, Assorted (sku 10469883)
  • Martha Stewart Crafts® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint, 2oz. (sku 10198251)
  • Martha Stewart Crafts® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint, 2oz. (sku 10198180)
  • Craft Smart® Acrylic Paint, 2 oz. (sku 10402475)
  • Martha Stewart Crafts® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint, 2oz. (sku 10346984)
  • Elmer’s® CraftBond® Tacky Glue (sku 10263131)
  • 9" x 12" Basic Felt by Creatology™ (sku 10572032)
  • Paintbrush
 
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Instructions

Step 1
Paint 3 clothespins with craft paint. Paint one Wild Salmon, one Hydrangea Purple and one Ocean Breeze. Let dry and apply a second coat if desired. Let dry. 
Step 2
Decorate each clothespin by painting stripes, dots, etc., making each one unique. Let dry. 
Step 3
Glue 2 small wiggle eyes, side by side, near the top of each clothespin. Let dry. 
Step 4
Choose 2-3 feathers for each bird and glue onto back of the top of the clothespin. 
Step 5
Cut a tiny triangle out of orange felt for a beak and glue this under the eyes. Let dry.
 
Share your project photos with #MakeItWithMichaels