Jan 3, 2012

Clothespin Horse

Even though this little horse looks simple, it takes a bit of finessing to make the legs stand and to clip all the pieces together. Gluing in stages should help reduce any frustration.
1. I started with a couple of jumbo popsicle sticks and cut out two 3" strips. These were overlapped just a bit and glued together to make the belly.
2. Next I cut a round end about 2.5" long for the neck, and a strip about 1.5" long for the head. These two were glued together, and a little ear was added on top.
3. For the tail, I found some of the thinnest sticks and cut them with the grain to make some long irregular shapes.
4. Open the clothespins to clip onto the belly. Add the head in the front and tail sticks on the back. Glue all in place if you don’t want your horse to become a pile of sticks!

CA Visual Arts Standard: Grade One
2.5 Create a representational sculpture based on people, animals, or buildings.


jess said...

Hi!! I love and follow your blog regularly _ thanks for all you sharing!!!

My son attends a school for dyslexic children and I help the art teacher whenever I can. She recently asked me to help research ideas for a new art curriculum plan... It's a shot in the dark, but I wondered if you have any suggestions.

Thanks so much.



Anonymous said...

Today i received the Usborne Book of Art projects.it's really full of good projects;thanks for telling us about it.french granma y.S

La classe màgica said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful blog!
I like to show mine and the horse my pupil made ;-)

Big hug from Barcelona, Spain.



Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Aww, that is super cute and looks really engrossing. Plus I just love horses. =) I'll be linking.

Jen said...

This is incredibly amazing popsicle art! Thank you for sharing this awesome idea. Perfect for the kids. We also did a Popsicle chain reaction activity out of the same materials you used. You should check this out!
EarlyLearning.Momtrusted.com: Popsicle Chain Reaction