My grandmother in the village I found in the attica package of wooden clothespins and arranged on the terrace a workshop. It turned out that you can make many nice toys and souvenirs from clothespins! For the manufacture of hand-made articles from clothespins, you need: - clothespins; - glue; - cardboard; - paints; - beads, accessories. At first I made funny little yellow chicks fordecorating flower pots. Such jewelry is very original look. I colored the clothespins with yellow gouache, stuck the muzzles and wings cut from the cardboard with glue PVA, mugs and wings painted in yellow, on top - red cardboard scallops. I drew black eyes and red beaks. The chickens were similar to the artists of the puppet theater. So, you can make a lot of other pin-prick heroes and show real performances. Soon I had a butterfly, a cow,crocodile Gena, Cheburashka, kitten named Gav and many other characters. I made paws from a cow from a white string, at the ends of it - black beads, on a neck of a cow - ribbon with a gold bead-bell. I glued the eyes of the sewing accessories ready from the store. Decorations are also excellent from clothespins. For a tree, you need to dye the clothespins in brown and glue to one green crown, to the other - a Christmas tree. From clothespins and cardboard sleeve from a roll of toilet paper, you can make a magic well with the children. To begin with, it is necessary to trim the cylinder, taking into accountheight of clothespins. So, to begin with, each clothespin must be divided in half, after removing the springs. Then grease the surface of the cylinder with glue, as well as halves of clothespins from all sides. Then they are glued to the cylinder so that the edge of each clothespin is directed upward, then wrap it around the rope and let it dry overnight. Meanwhile, it is necessary to glue the roof slope from the halves of the clothespins. Similarly, you need to make a second ramp. The skates can be glued with "liquid nails" from the building store. We will make a support from two halves of clothespins. To do this, attach halves to the inner surface of the cardboard cylinder (the rounded part should be at the top) and glue the roof with the same "liquid nails". It remains to paint the wells, place the scenery and show the performances to their children! Here such interesting crafts can be made from usual old wooden clothespins.