How to Make Yarn Clothespin Donkeys for a Nativity Scene

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Today we are continuing our Nativity Scene crafts… in this post I’m going to show you how to make Yarn Clothespin Donkeys for your Nativity Scene.  This craft is very similar to the Yarn Clothespin Sheep we made yesterday…. and, this craft turn out just as cute too.  With some cardboard and a few clothespins you can make this Yarn Clothespin Donkey…. so let me show you how.

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How to Make Yarn Clothespin Donkeys for a Nativity Scene



 

Materials Needed

2 Pieces of Cardboard

Pencil

Brown or Gray Yarn

Black Yarn or String

3 Clothespins

Scissors

 

Step 1



Draw this shape on cardboard and then cut it out



Draw the above shape on cardboard and then cut it out.  You can draw the above shape by drawing 2 ovals as shown above.


Step 2



Wrap brown or gray yarn around cardboard.



Wrap brown or gray yarn around cardboard.  Then place 2 clothespins on him for legs.  Start wrapping over those too.

 

Step 3



Wrap the clothespins with yarn part way to look like thighs.



Wrap the clothespins with yarn part way to look like thighs.

 

Step 4



Add clothespin to top of head for ears.



Add clothespin to top of head for ears.

 

Step 5



Cover clothespin and head with yarn.



Cover clothespin and head with yarn.

 

Step 6



Wrap black yarn or string around cardboard.



To make a tail… Wrap black yarn or string around cardboard.

 

Step 7



Then push black string or yarn under all strings.



Then push black string or yarn under all strings.

 

Step 8



Tie into a knot and then take off of cardboard.



Tie into a knot and then take off of cardboard.

 

Step 9



The knot is in the middle



The knot is in the middle like in above pic.

 

Step 10



Push knot up to the top.



Push knot up to the top.

 

Step 11



Push tail into the wrapped yarn.



Push tail into the wrapped yarn.

And, there you have it… you just finished your Yarn Clothespin Donkey for the Nativity Scene.  How did it turn out?  Make sure to let me know in the comments below.  Also, make sure to make the rest of our Nativity Scene including, The 3 Wise Men, Baby Jesus, Mary & Joseph and Sheep.  Make them all and display your Nativity Scene proudly.

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