Make these fun and adorable Halloween clothespins as a simple Halloween craft this year! You can make them on your own or use our free printable templates. We love that you can choose between a pumpkin, witch, Frankenstein or vampire. Make one or make them all!

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Halloween Clothespins Craft

Halloween Clothespins Craft

We’ll show you how to make these easy Halloween clothespin crafts. Make a pumpkin, Frankenstein, witch or vampire! They can clip onto a book, or placed around the house for Halloween decor. Kids will love making and playing with them!

They are easy to put together with our free printable templates – or you can just free-hand draw them too!

Frankenstein Halloween Clothespin

Here are the Supplies You’ll Need to Make These Clothespins

Frankenstein

Pumpkin

Witch

Vampire

TIP: If you currently don’t have any cardstock on hand – this multi-pack  is perfect as it comes in all of the colors you would need for these cards!

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Watch the full tutorial video here!

Directions to Make Halloween Clothespin Characters

1. First, paint your clothespins – we did orange for the pumpkin, purple for Frankenstein and black for the witch and vampire.

Paint Clothespins for Halloween Crafts

2. Trace around circle template to make the heads for each character.

Trace templates for Halloween clothespins

3. Assemble the clothespin characters: 

For the Pumpkin: 

Cut out the face pieces and glue to the head. Trace around lime green cardstock for the leaf and draw the veins on with a black marker. Add the stem.

Glue the head to the clothespin. Glue it on the side of the clothespin so that the head can clamp onto something and you can press the opening part on the other side.

Pumpkin Clothespin

For the Frankenstein: 

Cut out the head from lime green cardstock. Glue the hair, eyebrows and mouth on. Glue googly eyes on top.

Glue the head to the clothespin. Glue it on the side of the clothespin so that the head can clamp onto something and you can press the opening part on the other side.

Frankenstein Clothespin Craft

For the Witch:

Cut out the head from lime green cardstock. Glue strips of orange cardstock for the hair. Then glue the hat on top. Add a gold strip to the hat from gold glitter paper.

Then glue the googly eyes on. Add a nose and mouth with a black marker or sharpie.

Make Witch Clothespin

Glue two purple buttons to the clothespin.

Glue the head to the clothespin. Glue it on the side of the clothespin so that the head can clamp onto something and you can press the opening part on the other side.

Witch Clothespin Add Buttons

For the Vampire:

Paint white cardstock to make the face or use beige-colored paper. Then trace around the paper and cut out the head.

Glue the hair on top. Glue the red cape behind. You may need to trim the bottom part of the cape so it doesn’t show under the head.

Glue the googly eyes on.

Add a mouth with an ultra-fine sharpie or black marker.

Vampire Clothespin

Glue two teeth from white cardstock on top.

Glue the head to the clothespin. Glue it on the side of the clothespin so that the head can clamp onto something and you can press the opening part on the other side.

Glue the bow from red glitter paper on top.

Vampire Clothespin Craft

Now you’re all done!  Have fun playing with the clothespins or clipping them to a book. You can even place them around the home for Halloween decor!

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