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Clothespin Hippo and Zebra Magnets

A fun way for kids to display their animal crafts is to make them into magnets! Clothespin Hippo and Zebra Magnets will turn your fridge into a zoo of fun. Your little ones can finally display their other simple kids crafts in style. Clothespin crafts like this one are great for kids because they get to utilize so many different materials. The free printable template will make this project even easier! When your kids are able to use a bunch of different materials for a craft, they expand their creativity. Your kids will be wonderful artists in no time.

 

Clothespin Hippo and Zebra Magnets

 


 

 

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Materials:

  • 2 wooden clothespins
  • Cardstock: white and light blue
  • Markers: black, gray, pink
  • 4 googly eyes
  • 2 magnets
  • Patterns
  • Scissors
  • White craft glue
  • Glue stick

Instructions:

  1. Cut the hippo pattern from light blue card stock and the zebra pattern from white card stock.

    Clothespin Hippo and Zebra MagnetsClothespin Hippo and Zebra Magnets
     
  2. Use scissors to cut the zebra's mane in a zigzag type manner.

    Clothespin Hippo and Zebra Magnets
  3. Use a black marker to add the zebra's muzzle. Leave two small ovals for the nostrils.

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  4. Color the zebra's mane with black marker.

    Clothespin Hippo and Zebra Magnets
     
  5. Follow the pattern as a guide and draw stripes on the zebra. (Hint: if you prefer, you can print the zebra pattern directly on the card stock and simply color in the snout!)

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  6. Color in the nostrils with gray marker and the inside of the ears with pink.

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  7. For the hippo, draw two nostrils with gray marker.

    Clothespin Hippo and Zebra Magnets
     
  8. Turn the hippo over, and cut teeth from white card stock. Glue the teeth to the back of the face with a glue stick.

    Clothespin Hippo and Zebra Magnets
     
  9. Pipe a line of glue onto the top of the clothespin. Attach the clothespin to the back of the hippo. Repeat for the zebra.

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  10. Glue a magnet to the back of each clothespin.

    Clothespin Hippo and Zebra Magnets

 

 

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