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Adorable Clothespin Dinosaurs

Adorable Clothespin Dinosaurs
Adorable Clothespin Dinosaurs

Take your little ones back in time to play with some of the greatest beasts that ever walked this earth by letting them make these Adorable Clothespin Dinosaurs. Your kids will love dinosaur crafts this one because they can make their dinosaurs look as fierce as they want by following these fun painting ideas. They will have a blast when they are able to put a scary twist on felt crafts with the free dinosaur printable template that is included with this craft. Who knew you could make a dinosaur this easily?

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsFabric Crafts, Mixed Media/Miscellaneous

Age GroupPreschool & Kindergarten, Elementary School

Materials List

  • 4 wooden clothespins
  • Paint: black and white
  • Felt: green, brown, gold, and gray
  • Paintbrush
  • Toothpick
  • Black marker
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pattern


How to Make Clothespin Dinosaurs

  1. Lay clothespins on their sides and paint the closed half black.

  2. Use a toothpick to add white teeth to the black clothespins.

  3. Cut the dinosaurs from felt using the patterns provided.

  4. Carefully glue the felt dinosaur head to the side of the clothespin.

  5. Add eyes by dipping the handle end of a paint brush in black paint. Add a small white dot with a toothpick. Eyebows can be added with a black marker.

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My six year old Nephew is just nuts about dinosaurs, if there is something to know about them he knows it so I think these clothespin dinosaurs would be right up his alley to make with me! Although he knows everyone there is to know so it could be a busy day making them all

These little guys really look impressive! I am quite amazed at how easy they are to make, yet they really look involved! Another option might be to glue on tiny googly eyes, or to cut out a triangle ridge from contrasting felt to form a spiny back to these critters, even three layers for some dimension. Add some thread or fishline to hang them, or just clip them on! Great idea!

Good even for middle class students.


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