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Cute Clothespin and Craft Stick Airplanes

Indoor Free
Painting, Craft Projects, Recycled
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Activity Overview

Crafters of all ages will soar to new heights with this cute airplane toy or utility item make from craft sticks and a clothespin. This craft is extremely easy to assemble and is fun to play with or can be used as a refrigerator magnet clip to hang school papers. It also makes a very cute homemade gift idea, group craft or Valentine if you add the right phrasing.

Materials Needed

  • 3 Regular sized craft sticks
  • Spring Loaded Clothespin
  • Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Tacky Glue or glue gun
  • Optional ( magnets for the back)
  • Newspaper for protecting your work surface

How to Make Them

  1. Paint the entire spring loaded clothespin.
  2. Cut 1 of the 3 craft sticks in half.
  3. Paint 2 1/2 craft sticks a different color if desired.
  4. Allow the paint to dry.
  5. Use tacky glue or a glue gun to adhere one craft stick to the closed "mouth" end of the clothespin.
  6. Glue another craft stick below the first one on the underside.
  7. Glue the final craft stick to the back of the squeezable portion of the clothespin.
  8. If desired you can add magnets to the back side of the airplane and use it as a paper clip to hang papers on the refrigerator.

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