These clothespin horses are a fun craft and are great to use in pretend play. Make a whole stable full of different horses.
Clothespins and craft sticks are two things that work well together. Just play around with them a little and see. You can use them in learning activities, engineering opportunities and many wonderful crafts. We love these clothespin horses and unicorns. These are so easy to make and are simply adorable.
Trolls lovers will love these simple Trolls bookmarks made out of Popsicle sticks.
Like so many kids these days, my daughter is in love with the movie Trolls (affiliate link). Even if you have not seen the movie yet, I am sure you are still familiar with the bright and cheery Princess Poppy and her grumpy travel companion Branch. The movie is just bursting with color, glitter and song and dance. It is no wonder why children love them so much. These simple Trolls bookmarks are a great idea for your little Trolls fans.
My daughter loves to watch YouTube. Her favorite videos are the Play-doh videos & TuTiTu Toys. TuTiTu Toys takes shapes and forms different objects out of them. Each video has its own theme. We just watched one for playground toys. After we watched it, she asked mommy to make her a playground. We had some Popsicle sticks that she painted recently & I decided to put them to use.
Popsicle Stick Swing
Use a glue gun (adults only should operate) & glue 3 Popsicle sticks into a triangle.
Glue another stick across the triangle as shown. Repeat this process with 3 more sticks.
Glue two sticks across the top & connect the two triangles.
Cut two rectangular pieces out of cardboard or foam. Use a hole punch to punch holes on both ends. Make sure that the holes are centered on each edge.
Use yarn to feed through the rectangle’s holes. Knot at the bottom.
Wrap pipe cleaner pieces loosely around an unused stick. .
Tie the other ends of the yarn around the pipe cleaner loops. Glue on a slant to the bottom of the top two connector sticks.
My daughter wanted something to go on the swings, so we made little pom pom friends to swing on our swing set. “Mama, you forgot to make the slide.” That will have to be for another day, baby.
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