Clothespin Trivet


  • 21 spring-style clothespins
  • Paint and paintbrush
  • Craft glue
  • Clear acrylic spray


  1. Pull the clothespins apart and discard the springs.
  2. Glue the smooth sides of the pieces in each pair together.
  3. Let the glue dry.
  4. Arrange the pairs in a flower blossom shape with the pointed ends touching in the center.
  5. Glue the parts that are touching and press them together. Let the glue dry.
  6. Have your child paint the trivet.
  7. Finish it with clear acrylic spray.


Copyright © 2001 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Children's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

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