Dragonfly Clothespin Craft for Kids

Make this Cute Clothespin Craft for Kids with Duct Tape

My daughter and I like a good clothespin craft.  We’ve made several different kinds before (tutorials to come). This time, we wanted to share a cute clothespin craft we made out of  fabric Duck Brand Tape and some Washi tape. 

You can use them to:

  • decorate
  • embellish
  • organize
  • or even just play with!

I think they would be cute sitting in a plant or clipped to a school notebook. Here is how we made our dragonfly clothespin craft for kids.

What You Need

Time: 15-20 Minutes


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Step One

A small Washi tape roll cut in half length wise is the perfect size for two clothespins.  We picked a pretty blue pattern and taped it to the top of each clothespin. Pick any pattern and color you would like. They have a great selection at Joann.

Clothespin Dragonfly

Step Two

Next cut a strip of fabric tape at approximately 3.5” in length. I eyeballed it. Fold it, leaving a small section of the adhesive side open as shown. We love this pink, white, and gray pattern.

Note: Does not have to be fabric Duck Tape, but any type of color, pattern, or texture you wish.

Clothespin Dragonfly (1)

It should look like this.

Pro Tip: Fiskars makes Duck Tape scissors so that when you make a cut, your scissors don’t get stuck to the tape!

Clothespin Dragonfly with Washi Tape

Step Three

Fold it again in half lengthwise with the sticky side out.

Clothespin Crafts for kids- Dragonfly

Step Four

Cut out your wings. Repeat steps 2-4 with a slightly longer piece.

Clothespin Craft Ideas-Dragonfly

The wings will stick nicely onto the inside of the clothespin and you should still be able to open and close it without the two sides sticking together. We also added small adhesive wiggly eyes to our clothespin dragonflies.  Aren’t the adorable??

Consider changing the shape of the wings to make other bugs or insects like butterflies, beetles, lady bugs, or flies.

Tip: If you need to, depending on your tape, place a dab of glue for extra hold.

Dragonfly Clothespin Craft for Kids

You can make these in different colors and patterns. This is a great kid’s craft for summer as well.

Some Useful Ideas for these Clothespin Dragonflies

  • Use them as a surprise in a lunch box to clip a snack bag together
  • Clip papers together at school or in the office of craft room
  • Use them in the laundry room
  • Clip them in a planter with some flowers
  • Decorate with them in a classroom or kid’s bedroom
  • Put them in your hair for crazy hair day at school
  • These make great party decorations or additions to party centerpieces
  • Use them as embellishments for gift wrapping
    • Clip them to a bow or
    • Clip them onto the gift bag

We hope you like it!

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Washi Tape Clothespin Dragonfly

This post was originally published on March 4, 2015, however was edited, updated, and improved.

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