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Talking Dinosaur Clothespin Craft

Make a talking dinosaur with construction paper and a clothespin! Such an easy craft for kids. Use your imagination and make other clothespin animals, too!
Prep Time2 mins
Active Time5 mins
Total Time7 mins
Yield: 1
Cost: Under $1


  • scissors
  • glue gun
  • pen or pencil


  • craft paper
  • clothespin
  • craft eyes


  • Use a pen or pencil to cut out 2 circles.
  • Cut each circle in half.
    cutting construction paper into a circle
  • Hot glue half of one circle on the bottom of the clothespin. Hot glue the other half to the top. Do not glue over the metal part of the clothespin.
    child gluing face onto dinosaur
  • Open the clothespin to make sure that you didn't accidently glue the clothespin closed.
  • Repeat for the other side so that both sides of the clothespins have a dinosaur face (circle).
  • Cut out 6 spikes (triangles). Glue the 3 spikes to the top of the dinosaur head on the front and 3 to the back.
    child gluing spikes onto dinosaur
  • Glue on an eye to each side of the dinosaur head (front/back)*
    child holding clothespin dinosaur



*If you don't have craft eyes you can draw your own using a pen!