Clothespin Airplanes {Party Favors}

 Reed just turned three over the weekend!  {tear}  Where does the time go?
Ever since we went on the “hairplane with PaPa” this summer {yes, that’s how he pronounces it}, Reed has been talking about an airplane themed party.  I scoured Pinterest for ideas and saw these adorable clothespin airplanes from Oriental Trading and thought they would be perfect for party favors.  But they didn’t have them in the colors I wanted so I decided to improvise.  



  1. says

    This is such a great idea. My 2 1/2 yr old is OBSESSED with airplanes right now… especially the kind that has a “propeller on it!” I think I will try to make these with him tomorrow as we will both be home all day. He can paint the pieces while I will assemble. I think I’ll have to experiment with finding a small screw to attach the propeller as I know Eli will just have to spin it! Wish me luck with making that work! Thank you so much for this idea!

  2. Lindsay says

    The picture that shows what you need “to make one airplane” says 4 mini craft sticks but when I look at the pictures of the ones you made, I only see 2 mini craft sticks?

    • Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says

      Wow! Great catch! That post has been live for almost 2 years and no one has said anything! Yes – it only needs 2 mini craft sticks. Thanks for the heads up!

  3. says

    I love these, they look like such fun party favors. I wish I saw them earlier for my son’s birthday party, but I’ve shared with my followers for their parties. Thanks for sharing!


  1. […] I have seen these cute airplanes work great for party favors, as well as, boy-themed baby showers. Why not just use it as a summer craft for your kiddos? After the glue and paint has dried, they will spend hours playing with a toy they just made! If it breaks, no biggie! These are so inexpensive to make, that you could get away with making extras in case they break them beyond repair. The list of supplies and instructions can be found at Create.Craft.Love. […]

  2. […] Take apart your clothespin and set the spring aside. Paint the clothespin and crafting sticks (in colors of your choosing). I used little wooden beads for the front of the propeller. Hint: A wooden kabob skewer works great for holding these while painting! Once everything has dried, reassemble your clothespin. Use your hot glue gun to glue the wings, propeller and rudder. […]

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