Monday, September 28, 2009

Black Cat Clothes Pins

We are making these week at my Tricks & Treats workshop.

Find out how to make this fun cat craft using a clothespin and a few other supplies.
Age Guideline: 6 Years and Up
Time required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:
3 Flat, One-Piece, Wooden Clothespins
Small Pom-poms
Chenille Stems
Wiggle Eyes
Craft Glue
Paint Brush

Paint the three clothespins whatever color you want your cat to be. One of them will be the cat's head and the other two will be the legs and body. Start out by gluing two of the clothespins flat sides together so the prongs line up as they will be the cat's four legs. Glue the third clothespin, flat sides together onto the two clothespins you previously glued together; however, you will turn this one so these prongs face the opposite direction of the other prongs. These will be the cat's ears.

Now you can add the finishing touches! Glue a pom-pom onto the rounded part of the head clothespin to be the nose and glue the wiggle eyes just above it. You can also add a cute bow by the ears or under the chin. Don't forget to add a chenille stem tail.

If you want to use this clothespin cat as an ornament, cut a piece of ribbon about 10-inches long and tie the two ends together to make a loop. Glue the loop to the back side of the cat's head.

I didn't have any googly eyes at home, so I just used paint.

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