We tend to love brightly colored things around this house. Cole and I both do, and our girls seem to have picked up the same love! While looking through the Nova Natural catalog that recently came, Meghan was excited to see the rainbow colored clothespins being used on her clothesline (which we purchased for the girls from Nova Naturals). The price was more than $1 per clothespin - but since we hang dry most of our laundry, we have hundreds of clothespins at our house and I couldn't see any justification for paying so much for something we already have. That is when I came up with this idea, and it has worked swimmingly!
First, I took apart several clothespins and put out a work mat to protect the table.
Then I carefully, while listening to a book, colored four wood pieces with each of several brightly colored Sharpie markers. I left them out to dry for about 4 hours and then put the clothespins back together. I put them all in Meghan's clothespin storage basket and she was THRILLED!
She has been having so much fun using her colored clothespins to hang clothes on the clothesline! Using clothespins is such a great way to build fine motor skills, so I love that activity in addition to just loving how cute it is to watch her play that she's doing the same work I do!
Such an easy project and so much fun! I hope you'll give it a try and have just as much fun!