How To Craft Clothespin Doll Skiers

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The ultimate clothespin dolls dress up as skaters.

Clothespin dolls dressed as skaters have been made by many people to decorate Christmas trees over the past 100 years.

I made two versions of my own here. . . Both female and male. They are dressed in the fashion of modern skaters: their coats are made from the remains of a small sock; Our warm headwear, earmuffs, and scarves are modeled after the winter sportswear worn on the slopes of Colorado today.

Support list:
  • Wooden clothespins
  • wooden sticks
  • wooden toothpicks
  • cardboard scrap
  • baby socks
  • Chenille stems
  • pom poms
  • yarn
  • Two or three cotton balls
  • Yarn for hair
  • Acrylic paints for painted eyes
  • Needle and thread
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue
  • wood glue
  • Felt cuttings

Step by step instructions:

  1. First, paint the head of the clothespin a flesh color.
  2. Use a bright, solid color like blue, yellow, or red to paint the legs of your skater’s pants. Then paint their shoes a clear contrasting color.
  3. Tuck a leg of chenille around the shoulder area of ​​the clothespin just below the neck. Tape and glue this in place.
  4. Wrap the arms and neck of the chenille stem with twine or twine.
  5. Cut the arms to arm’s length but leave just enough to wrap around the end point of the toothpick.
  6. Cover these “hands” with a little cotton batting and wood glue. Paint the gloves the color you want.
  7. Cut small circular shapes out of cardboard to insert the opposite ends of the toothpicks into to make the ski poles. Draw it if you like.
  8. Cut out wooden wooden sticks in the shape of the sky. Samai have traditional pointed tips.
  9. Use wood glue to attach a small toy sky to the ends of each leg of a clothespin. Let the glue dry solid.
  10. If you like, use felt snips to cut faux fur around the top of the shoe. I show the male skater with this cut.
  11. Now cut and shape with needle and thread coats each doll. I layered cotton under the jackets to make them look voluminous. The coats are simple tube shapes.
  12. After fitting the coats to the clothespin doll’s body, glue them in place.
  13. Now use the remaining toe sections of the socks to form flaps for each sweater and glue them in place, up or down.
  14. I glued earmuffs with a pom-pom and a colored chenille stem to the male skater’s head. He also has a black pom pom between his mouths to act as his hair.
  15. I glued a black string braid to the top of the skater girl’s forehead after gluing her hood to the back of her head.
  16. I used a very small paintbrush to make their eyes. First put on white and let it dry. Then add a small spot of black color for the pupil.
The clothespin sliders are shown here from different angles so you can see all the details.
The male skier wears yellow, grey, red and white winter ski clothing. It’s quite a fashion dish
Look his way down the slopes, I think!

The girl skater is his younger sister. She’s also wearing a trendy light blue and hot pink outfit!

Both wooden dolls are ready to hit the slopes and meet up with friends afterwards for hot cocoa.

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