Clothespin Planes (Learn & Link With Linky)



My kids and I went to the Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue pre-screening last night. My little ones were excited about getting to see this movie so we did a craft to celebrate. 


Clothespin Planes 


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1 clothespin

4 Popsicle sticks

Paint, glue, scissors

1 Pony Bead


The kids painted the clothespins and 2 popsicle sticks the colors of their choice. While they painted 1 cut 2 popsicle sticks 1) about 1 1/2 inches, 2) 2 inches (1 will be the propeller and the other the tail). After I cut these to size the kids painted them.


Once all the paint was dry it was time to glue. We opened the clothespin and glue into place a full size popsicle stick and the other full size popsicle stick glued on the top. Next we glued the 2 inch piece on the top back of the clothespin for the tail. Space them out so when you hold it you can see them both. We let these dry for a few hours. 


Finally it was time to glue the propeller. STANDING the clothespin up glue the 1 1/2 popsicle stick to the clothespin and then the pony bead on top of the popsicle stick.  Keep it standing with this portion facing up and allow to dry overnight.   


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They turned out cute didn’t they? 

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  1. Those turned out so cute! Pinning this one for after we see the movie!

  2. What a really cute craft project. My boys loved Planes and I’m sure they’ll enjoy trying this out. Thanks for sharing.

  3. The plans are really really cute. Davey would love making these…they would be perfect Christmas ornaments for him to give as gifts. Pinned

  4. What a great craft! My kids would love it.

  5. Those planes are adorable. Your children have such great imaginations. I can’t wait to see planes. From what I heard many great lessons and perfect for a family. Pinning your beautiful planes.

  6. This is such a cute idea! My boys WOULD love doing this clothespin airplane craft! 🙂

  7. Such a cute project. We are going to see this movie tonight with the kids.

  8. These are so adorable! I know where to get some cheap clothes pins as well! DOLLAR STORE!

  9. What a cute craft idea! I need to show the kids, I just bought clothespins!

  10. What a cute fun project. I think I have some clothes pins from the last time we were line drying.

  11. These are really cute…. and so easy to make with kids… this is a great idea. 🙂 Thank you for sharing it.

  12. Seriously! What a fun project. I would have loved creating something like this as a kid.

  13. Thank you for hosting! Have a great weekend 🙂

  14. These are adorable!! I am sure my daughter would just love to make these, such a fun craft.

  15. These are cute & would be a great project to do with my daughter. She is very fond of painting and gluing.

  16. Oh, how cute!! This turned out great. It takes me back to my own childhood because it reminds me of crafts I used to do when I was little. 🙂

  17. These are too cute and the perfect craft to go with the Disney Planes movie! I love how colorful they are.

  18. These are SUPER stinking cute! We have a basket of clothespins AND popsicle sticks! This looks like the perfect craft to do this weekend!

  19. Those are cute as can be. I know my kids would love in on the crafting action too.

  20. That is very original.. not many people actually use Popsicle sticks for crafts anymore..

  21. These are super-cute and I know my kids would have a blast making them. Thanks so much for the great idea

  22. Those are so cute! What a fun activity to do with the kids. Thank you!

  23. This would be a great craft for VBS.

  24. What a cute and easy project. Then the owners of the planes can pretend to be flying them to where ever in the world their hearts desire.

  25. I love it. I have a daughter, and I make it a point to do activities and projects with her the promote creativity. This is a great one.

  26. I don’t have kids, but I love this project idea. It’s a great one to promote fine motor skills, creativity, and color recognition.

  27. This is a great activity for kids. It’s not too involved, but when they’re finished that have a brand new toy that they made themselves.

  28. Cute craft! My kids would love this… however I wouldn’t love the inevitable mess. lol

  29. These are so cute and so easy to do with young kids!! Love it!

  30. Those turned out so cute! The bead at the front is my favorite!

  31. These are so cute! Saving the idea for my boys next craft day!

  32. These are really cute. What a great craft idea for little boys.

  33. Awwww how fun, love your plane craft. I can not wait to see the movie… it sure will be a good one, a little jealous you already saw it 🙂

  34. What a creative and fun idea for the kids. Will have to do this with my daughter.

  35. I’m thinking about these some more, and wondered if my kids would like the craft as much if they could use the colored sticks instead of painting.

  36. Great idea! These looks soo fun!

  37. Those look like they would be fun and easy to make!! What an easy craft and I am sure it kept the boys entertained for a while too!!!

  38. Very creative idea and a fun way to use up old clothespins. Thanks for sharing such a cute craft.

  39. I didn’t realize your inspiration was the Planes movie. That makes total sense, and I really love that kids can decorate them in any way they want.

  40. Very cute! I like that small hands can help too!

  41. Amber Louise Edwards says:

    I love these!!!! The kiddos can help and it looks super and and very little mess for me! Great idea!

  42. CUTE!! I love how simple it is too. My son would have loved this!

  43. Oh my gosh! My daughter would love these! so cute!

  44. I saw the preview of that movie and some of the characters were from Cars movie. My kids want to see it so I will have to check the theater here if they are out. Those are cute DIY planes.

  45. My 7 year old and my niece are going to love doing this.. I can’t wait till they see this.. Thanks for the how to post

  46. Very fun craft for kids. Love this movie also.

  47. Those are so fun! I think we are going to see Planes next weekend.

  48. These are so cute. The kids will love them!

  49. Very cute idea using clothes pins for planes. I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays 😀 Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  50. Such a cute DIY idea to make clothes pin planes.. Loved them

  51. A very cute project! I love that any age can do this.

  52. Peggy E says:

    I’m always looking for crafts that boys would like. This makes the list. Thank you.

  53. What an incredibly cute idea! I love inexpensive crafts!

  54. These are so cute!! I am going to pin them so I have it to remember. My grandson would think this was fun and would love them. Thanks for the great idea!!

  55. Oh, how cute!! I love them!! Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  56. Simple and spectacular! Thanks for sharing with After School Link Up!

  57. RICHARD HICKS says:

    These planes are really cute. A+ for creativity using the clothes pins!

  58. Amanda @ Erickson & Co. says:

    My toddler son loves art projects and airplanes so I think he would love this! Pinning!

  59. Ronie Montgomery says:

    This looks like so much fun my son would enjoy this activity!

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