Tablecloth Clip Creatures

Make these little critters using paper, pompoms, and clothes pins--they'll be perfect for keeping your picnic cloth pinned to the table!

  1. Ages: 5 - 8

  2. <30 minutes

  3. Messy

  4. Grownup needed

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Use pompoms, paper scraps, eyes or not...whatever you like best.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Firs, we wanted to paint our clothespins. We let them dry, and started playing with the pompoms, imagining the creatures we could create. A bumblebee! Maddie drew and cut out the wings for her bee.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Then she chose papers and a pipe cleaner for her butterfly.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    The caterpillar was finished! We glued all our materials onto the clothes pin, keeping in mind the head should go on the small, closed end.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Done!

    They'll work just fine for keeping our table cover in place! Happy picnicking!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

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