Mermaid Clothespin Doll
This Mermaid Clothespin Doll proves that clothespins have a lot more uses than just hanging out the laundry. The kids probably don’t even know that everybody used to hang clothes on a line to dry. Does this mean I am getting old?
Flat Slotted Clothespins
Wooden Kitchen Matches
Assorted Silk Flowers
Fine Point Black Marker
Hot Glue or Fabric Glue and Toothpick
Paint slotted Clothespins. Let dry. Cut wooden clothespins to 1-1/4" at an angle. These will be the legs. Paint. Let dry. Also paint the matchsticks for arms and glue to the clothespin.
Wrap the torso part of the clothespin with embroidery floss. Also wrap the legs if desired.
Cut apart petal from silk flowers. Beginning at the bottom, layer individual petals all around the clothespin to resemble scales. Glue larger petals at the bottom for fins. Glue two small petals in place for bikini top.
Make hair by wrapping embroidery floss around three of your fingers. Slip off. Tie a piece of floss around the loop. Cut open at the other end. Glue on dolls head.
Glue on glitter. Use a fine point black marker to make the face.
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