Clothespin Painting


Last week you may have read about our calendar art.  (If not, be sure to go back and read that post!)  So today I’ve got the first of many Friday “Fun with Art” posts for you that will give you some fun ideas for making your own calendar art.

For this activity, you’ll need a few clothespins, some paint, some thick textured card stock paper (I like to use it for painting b/c it’ll stand up to the liquid better than regular paper), and some random textured materials.


I found a large pom pom, a paper rose, some tulle, some burlap cording, some ribbon, and some felt.  Just scrunch those items into your clothespins, and you’re good to go!  We used pink, white, and purple paint on dark red paper – perfect for using with our February collage for the calendar.  Becca enjoyed seeing the differences in what happened when she would dab the paintbrush vs dragging it across the paper.  We each ended up doing two whole sheets.  I like to do art alongside her so that she’ll get different ideas about how to use the materials, but also so that she’ll see me enjoying art, which encourages her to want to do more.



Here’s our finished products!

Next week, I’ll be sharing the other type of art that we’re using for our February collage.  Remember – I won’t be sharing the finished collages until after Christmas – and would love for you to share yours with me throughout the year for me to post as well – when we share ours at the end of the year.  You can email me anytime at

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Author: travelwchristy

I am a SPED Paraprofessional who is mom to three beautiful children, a wife to a fabulous man, and blessed beyond compare!

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