Not sure about you but as the holidays approach the amount of drawings and coloring pages I receive every time I pick Little Man up from the nursery is multiplying. And let’s face it my child does about three crayon lines on a piece of paper and is done. So what’s a mother to do? I decided to create a craft that would allow us to showcase his “art” for a week and then toss it when the new “art” arrived. Since he loves airplanes we went with an airplane theme.

Airplane Magnet Art Clip

Supplies (for 2 art clips)

  • 3-4 Tongue Depressors
  • 2 Clothespins
  • Washable paint (2 colors)
  • Magnets
  • Glue

Step One – Paint the clothespins and tongue depressors. I choose to make ours orange and green. Little Man really loved the painting portion part of this but again it took two coats since this was washable paint.

Step Two – Once dry I penciled (eyeballed) the below lines to create the tail and fin. I used a ruler to ensure the lines were straight and cut the wood with a sharp sewing scissors. One depressor will create enough for two airplanes. I painted an extra tongue depressor just in case I messed up or split the wood in the cutting process.

Step Three – Once all the parts are created you can begin glueing them together. I started out using a hot glue gun but that didn’t hold well. I switched to tacky glue and that has held up surprisingly well, including when my toddler has flown it around the house.

Step Four – Place the airplane on your fridge and hang up your childs favorite art work!

What have you done with all your childs artwork? I’m sure this solution won’t last me forever. ; )



Kate Wilkinson is a wife to an amazing man who loves to cook (yes she knows she’s lucky!) and is blessed to be a stay at home mom to her two very active boys, Little Man and Punkin. Come join her adventure to maintain sanity while she juggles VERY energetic boys, housework that never seems to end, and the occasional date night that isn’t thwarted by falling asleep in the movie theatre. When mommy brain allows Kate blogs at about family, faith and the funny things in between. It may be hard living in LA but she’s a modern mom doing it the old-fashioned way.

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2 Responses to Airplane magnet art clip craft for toddlers

  1. Cute idea, and it is totally a craft little hands can help with.

  2. […] magnetic clips for the refrigerator – this is a fun project to get the kids involved. Here, Kate Wilkinson shows you step-by-step how to create adorable airplane magnet art clips to display […]

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