Very earlier, children already made works of art and crafts with wooden clothespins. It is a cheap craft material that you can use quite a lot of ways. Because we at Flying Eagle here at Yoors saw the nostalgic “cigarette jar”, we were stimulated to take out the clothespin as well. Indeed, we used to make such a jar out of a can of Buisman coffee. But we don't have that in the house anymore. But we do have enough glass vegetable jars! Of course you can also just paste it!
And because we also like paints, we first painted the wooden half clothespins with green and yellow glitter paint. This can be done with the Crayola Washable Kids' Paint. This is ideal paint for children because you can easily wash it off from hands and clothes. And it is available in nice fresh colors, also in glitter, neon and metallic colors!
Add extra effects to your artwork with this washable set of adhesive paint from Crayola. The set contains 10 jars of sticky paint, including 4 with glitter colors, 3 with metallic colors and 3 with bright neon colors. Ideal extension set on the base color set. The paint is suitable for use on different surfaces, such as drawing paper, papier-mache and wood. Use different brushes, stamps or sponges to create interesting patterns and designs. What artwork will you shine with?
First, take the clothespins apart, so that you get 2 parts. For a jar like this (vegetable jar 340gr) you need 25 half-clothespins, so take 13 clothespins apart. Paint only the inside of the pinch, because the flat outside glue onto the jar. Choose the colors you want to use.
These jars are also very useful to simply dip the brush. No tampering with saucers or aluminum foil and no waste of paint. Do not dip the brush too deep into the jar, only the bristles of the brush need to be dipped into it. It's a challenge for the kids but if you say it often enough, it will work out completely:) Let the pinches dry for a while, but with this Crayola paint you don't have to wait very long, it's pretty quick drying!
Lubricate the glass with glue, an all slime (e.g. from Creall) works perfectly, if you just leave the jar upright (do not hold in the hand) and then press the squeezers against it. Turn carefully so you can get to it better. When all the squeezers are on it: do not sit on it and wait for a moment quietly 10 minutes until it is stuck. In the meantime, you can choose a nice decoration to glue on it later, e.g. a wooden flower, heart, bunny, owl or something like that. What you like, of course!
Once you start crafting with clothespins, you can hardly stop. So here too applies: tinker in moderation, be inspired but watch out for the clothespin addiction!