Spanish Clothespin Doll
Wrap up a slotted clothespin to make a miniature flamenco dancer.
- Flat Slotted Clothespins or Baby Flat Slotted Clothespins
- Two Wooden Kitchen Matches
- Red Satin Cord
- Scrap of Black Tulle
- Scrap of Red Tissue Paper
- Embroidery Floss or Yarn for Hair
- Craft Knife
- Fine Point Marker
- Tacky Glue or Low Temp Glue Gun
Use a black marker to make shoes on the “feet”. Cut a piece of tulle 1.25″ x 5″. Fold in half the long way and glue it around the “ankles” of the clothespin doll making tiny bunches for fullness. Use a tiny bit of glue to attach the end of the red satin cord to the bottom back “leg” of the doll over the top of the tulle. Wrap cord snugly around both legs and up to where the “armpits” would be. Use a dab of glue to secure the cord to the back of the doll but do not cut it.
Cut the heads off two kitchen matches with a craft knife. Use a glue
gun to attach one to each side of the clothespin for arms. Continue wrapping the cord over the top of the match sticks for shoulders. Trim cord and secure with a tiny bit of glue to the back of the doll.
Wrap floss or yarn around two fingers to make hair. Tie with a small piece of floss or yarn and cut loops. Glue to doll head. Draw on details for face.Tightly crumple up a piece of red tissue paper to make the flower. Glue in the hair.