Clothespin Horse Craft for Kids

Create a cute clothespin horse (or a whole herd of them)! Follow our simple tutorial and use the printable template below to make this DIY clothespin craft for kids.

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Clothespin Horse Craft

Looking for a really cute and easy horse themed craft for the kids to try during the next arts and crafts session? These clothespin horses are just the ticket!

This art activity requires very minimal supplies and will not take long to make.

While you’re here, make sure you check out the other DIY projects that we have shared!

Clothespin Horse Craft Supplies

Gather up the following supplies to make some clothespin horses of your own:

You can grab our printable template right here. NOTE: This file is for PERSONAL USE ONLY. You may NOT sell the digital file or sell the printed work. You may NOT redistribute the digital file or printed work.

Clothespin Horse Supplies

How to Make a Clothespin Horse

Follow these steps to make this horse craft:

1. Print out our template on white paper and cut out the different pieces. Trace the template pieces on the white file folder and cut them out.

Scissors and Template

2. Paint the cut out template pieces. We painted the mane and tail burnt sienna. For the body and ears, we mixed some white paint with the burnt sienna. This gave the body and ears a lighter brown appearance. Allow these pieces time to dry. If you would like your horse to be double-sided, repeat the paint and googly eye steps for both sides of the horse.

Painting Horse Pieces

3. Glue the horse pieces together.

Glued Horse

4. Glue a googly eye to the horse (or two both sides if you are making a double-sided horse).

Googly Eye on Horse

5. Attach 2 mini clothespins to the front of the horse and 2 more to the back.

Clothespin Horse finished


The clothespins allow your horse to “stand” so you can display them on just about any flat surface.

Feel free to change the paint colors to make any horse appearance you’d like.

Clothespin Horse Craft Finished

If you decide to give this craft a try, let us know how it turned out! Feel free to tag us on social media if you post a picture of your finished clothespin horse. We would love to see it!


Clothespin Horse Craft PIN

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