Clothespin Horse

Clothespin craftsThis wooden horse is made from clothespins and jumbo craft sticks, and makes a good balancing project too.

• Craft sticks, jumbo
• Clip clothes pins
• Utility scissors
• Craft glue


1. I started with a couple of jumbo popsicle sticks and cut out two 3″ strips. These were overlapped just a bit and glued together to make the belly.

2. Next I cut a round end about 2.5″ long for the neck, and a strip about 1.5″ long for the head. These two were glued together, and a little ear was added on top.

3. For the tail, I found some of the thinnest sticks and cut them with the grain to make some long irregular shapes.

4. Open the clothespins to clip onto the belly. Add the head in the front and tail sticks on the back. Glue all in place if you don’t want your horse to become a pile of sticks!

3 Responses


    Aww, that is super cute and looks really engrossing. Plus I just love horses. =) I’ll be linking.

  2. Anonymous

    Today i received the Usborne Book of Art’s really full of good projects;thanks for telling us about it.french granma y.S

  3. jess

    Hi!! I love and follow your blog regularly _ thanks for all you sharing!!!

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