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Make-It Monday: Clothespin Flower Magnets

Are you looking for a way to add a little spring to your fridge AND hold up artwork or important notes?  Check out these Clothespin Flower Magnets.  These are easy to make with just a few items – many of which you might be able to find around the house.

Find a helpful how-to video below:

Clothespin Flower Magnets

Materials

  • Clothespin or Chip Clip (must be flat)
  • Paper, Foam, or Felt (green for stem/leaves and any color for the flowers – use whatever you have around the house!)
  • Magnets
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Instructions

  1. Using your clothespin as a stencil, trace the clothespin shape on your green foam (or paper or felt) using a pen to make a stem.  Cut it out with your scissors.
  2. Trace or draw a leaf on your green foam (or paper or felt) using a pen.  Cut it out with your scissors.
  3. Trace or draw your flower parts on your foam (or paper or felt) using a pen.  Cut them out with your scissors.
  4. It’s time to glue!  Glue your stem on your clothespin.  Wait a few minutes to dry.
  5. Repeat step 4 to attach your leaf and flower parts, allowing glue to dry a few minutes between each step.  NOTE: Glue your flower to the part of your clothespin that you pinch to open!
  6. Glue the magnet on the back.
  7. Allow everything to dry for 24 hours before using.

Make-It Monday projects will be posted each Monday (except for holidays) throughout the museum closure for COVID-19.  For a full list of previous projects, visit our Make-It Monday website.

Questions? Contact Sarah, the museum's education coordinator.