clothespin airplane craft

Clothespin Airplane Craft

Boys love planes, at least my boys do. This fun clothespin airplane craft can be done in a few minutes and doesn’t require and fancy or expensive kits. The kids will love creating their own planes and then being able to really play with them. You can choose to paint them or not, but they look a lot cooler if you do. Let the kids’ imaginations soar with this summer craft.


  • Clothespins
  • Craft sticks
  • Craft glue or hot glue gun
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Scissors
  • Pennies (optional for wheels if you want them)
  • Straw (optional can be used for the propeller instead of cut sticks)

Step 1:



Place glue in the center of one craft stick and attach it to the middle of the bottom of the clothespin.

Step 2:

Attach a second craft stick directly above the first with glue on the top of the clothespin. These two sticks will form the wings of the plane.

Step 3:

Cut one craft stick in half with scissors. You may want to do this as the adult unless you have older children. Attach half of the stick to the center of the back of the clothespin as the rudder.

Step 4:

Cut another craft stick in half and glue the two halves together to form a propeller for the front of the airplane craft.

Step 5:

Attach the propeller you made in step 4 to the front of the clothespin airplane with glue.

Finished Project:

You can choose to paint your clothespin airplane craft when it is done, but it works just as well if it is left plain. The cost of this craft is about $1 with all materials included.

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