by Jane Lake
Some people might call this little guy a clothes peg toy soldier, or a clothespeg ornament, but whichever name you give to those wooden clamps used to hold wet clothes to a laundry line, you’ll want to liberate a few for the craft table to make this cute toy soldier Christmas ornament.
This homemade decoration is so simple that you almost don’t need written instructions. He would make a great tree trim, and is an excellent Christmas craft for one child or a group.
- Round top clothes pin
- Black and red paints
- Black and red markers
- Thin gold cord
- Small black pom pom
- Tiny red pom pom
- Small black beads – a seed bead would work, or any tiny black circles to use as buttons
- Scraps of black felt
- Craft glue
Paint the bottom of the clothes pin red. Paint the upper section black. Allow to dry.
Using the side picture as a guide, cut two sections of felt for the arms. Start with a rectangle, round off one end for the bottom of the arm, and cut a slight diagonal line at the top. Glue arms to the sides of the soldier.
Glue the small black pom pom on the top of the head for a hat. Glue the tiny red pom pom on the top of the black one for accent.