Clothespin Dragonflies 

I cannot believe how fast this summer has been. In less than a month our new homeschool year will begin.  I feel like our summer just started! The next few weeks I will be completely reorganizing our homeschool room, purchasing the last of our curriculum as well as finishing up planning our homeschool year week by week.  In between all of that the kids have camp, play dates, activities at church, etc.  To be honest there are many days I love just staying home.  Wearing my pajamas all day while getting chores done and keeping the kids busy.


Some of the ways I have been keeping the kids busy is by spending lots of time in our pool, teaching the kids how to cook/bake and doing some fun crafts.  We have been doing some bug crafts lately (I have a cute bug fingerprint craft to share with you soon as well).  I am trying to choose crafts that my 3 year old can participate in as well because he does not want to be left out of anything! 


Pom Poms

Wooden clothespin 

Pipe cleaners

Googly eyes

Sequins decorations  

White glue 


First take two pipe cleaners and bend them into wing (oval type) shapes, twisting the ends together and then place them in the portion of the clothespin that opens up.  


Next glue the pom pom on the top of the clothespin where it opens. After gluing the pom pom glue the eyes to the dragonfly on each side of the pom pom. 


Finally add all the embellishments to the “dragonflies body” of the clothespin.  Allow everything to dry and use it to decorate. I have my kids dragonflies on our kitchen window treatment pull cord for all of us to enjoy.


Have you made any clothespin crafts, if so what have you made? Be sure to check out a recent bug/insect craft I did with my kids – Paper plate butterfly puppet

Get a 7-day Free Trial at PicMonkey


This article may contain affiliate links. Feel free to see Mama to 6 Blessings Disclosure Policy if you have any questions. 


  1. These are so adorable. They would be so cute to use when hanging up artwork.

  2. What a cute idea! I love being able to find creative ways to decorate things like clothespins. We use our for everything from hanging artwork to chip clips.

  3. Those are so cute. I think my daughter would love to make these!

  4. Those are so cute! I love dragonflies! This would be great to make with my daughters. I know they’d love it because they love doing crafts.

  5. My kiddos would love these crafts! It’s been hot here lately and we are in the middle of updating our yard, so there’s no grass, and we’ve been spending a lot of time inside.

  6. So cute. I wish I had some clothespin I would make this tomorrow with my daughter because she loves to craft

  7. So colorful and cute! I will be trying to make this with my niece. She will surely love this!

  8. Catalina says:

    These crafts are so so cute! The perfect idea for my kid’s summer activities!

  9. Those dragonflies are adorable! I would love to make some of these with my little friends.

  10. How cute are these. Things like this can make house chores so much more fun!

  11. Dragonflies are my spirit animal. My grandchildren would love this.

  12. This is such an adorable craft, perfect for a fun summer day – what a great idea, my girls will love this craft!

  13. These would be a great craft for a day when I have a bunch of littles over at my house.

  14. Heather says:

    These are such a cute craft for kids! I love how they look!

Speak Your Mind