This adorable clothespin craft is so much fun and also makes a great decoration. Plus, kids can let their creativity shine with how they choose to create their brain-themed shapes! Once you have finished creating your amazing masterpieces, you can use the clothespins to hang up all sorts of things such as pictures, artwork, report cards, or this youth mental health resources worksheet.
- glue or tape,
- string or wool,
- OPTIONAL: fancy paper or water color painting supplies (paper, paint, paintbrushes, water)
- Print out your template of choice.
- Make your brain-themed shapes:
- Option 1: Cut out the template pieces. If you chose the B&W pieces, color them in!
- Option 2: Trace the template pieces onto fancy paper (construction or scrapbook paper) and cut out the brain-themed shapes.
- Option 3: Use different painting techniques (like water colour painting) to decorate a sheet of paper. Then trace the template pieces onto the painted paper and cut out the brain-themed shapes.
- TIP (if you chose options two or three to create your shapes): For some of the shapes (gear-head and brain-lightbulb) you will need to split the template piece into multiple sections to get the different colours and then tape or glue the pieces together to create the overall brain-themed shape.
- Glue (or tape if you want it to be less permanent) the brain-themed shapes to clothespins.
- I recommend using hot glue if you want the clothespins to last longer, but make sure to supervise or assist children with this part.
- Slide the clohtespins along a string so that you can hang it on the wall.
- Hang things from the clothespins for a lovely decoration.