Crocodile clothespin

Crocodile clothespinI have a little boy who, for some reason or other, has a thing for crocodiles (or ‘diles’ as he calls them).  So we chose to make crocodiles the theme of his 2nd birthday party.

Crocodile-themed partyware isn’t exactly easy to come by, however, so we decided to create our own. We made these crocodile clothespins and used them to clasp shut the goodybags.

It’s a really easy craft project, and creates something fun to play with when they’re finished!  Here’s how to make your own crocodiles…

Crocodile goodybagsStep 1.  Paint the wooden clothespin (white for the teeth and green for the body).

Step 2.  Once the paint dries, stick on a set of self-adhesive googly eyes.

Step 3.  Paint some thick card stock with the green paint and cut out the spiny ridge.  Glue it to the clothespin.

And voilà — suddenly a boring old clothespin has a life of its own!



Comments (9)

April 20, 2009

The pegs look great! Thanks for tip I’ll give it a go with my boy who’s mad about crafts

April 20, 2009

So cute!!! I’m SO seriously impressed!!!!

April 20, 2009

I am massively impressed too…..we’ve saved our two to use on our art string! I had no idea you guys made them. So cool!

April 20, 2009

Darling Court. I bet the kiddies LOVED their gift bags.

April 21, 2009

Where do you guys get your amazing ideas from ???! Seriously cool !

April 22, 2009

great idea!!!! please share more of that b-party!!! it sure was AMAZING!!!!

April 30, 2009

Wow – you made them! brilliant. We also have ours hanging from the ‘art-string’ in the kitchen – we love them!

May 4, 2009

Love this idea and would love to see more of the themed party!

May 11, 2012

just made mine yesterday and are easy, inexpensive and a lovely craft to get the kids involved in their party preparation! Loved it!

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