Easy Kid-Friendly DIY book clips

Had to take a little break and thought of these awesome DIY Kid-friendly Book Clips. Having five kids in elementary school means lots of books and lots of reading. Around here everything has to be somewhat scheduled, and reading falls into the expected category. These creative and styling DIY book clips are sure to be perfect for your little boys and girls and also make for a super cool gift idea as well. Enjoy making these fantastic DIY clips with your kids today and to lots of books being read.


You can deck these clips out with any decoration and design you want. Let your kids take control and test the limits of their imaginations as well. The sky is the limit to these clips. You could go so far as to print off a little picture of the main character in the book they are reading so that they now have a matching clip.

Supplies needed:

  • Wood clothespins
  • Assorted craft paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Wood/chipboard shapes, small (we found the ones we used here at Dollar Tree)
  • Hot glue, glue gun



  1. Begin by choosing which wood/chipboard shapes you wish to use. Choose from shapes like a heart, hashtag, or even a star.
  2. Apply two coats of paint to the designs allowing them to dry well in between coats. Use bright and fun colours!
  3. Optional- Apply two coats of paint to each side of the clothespin. Or, you can leave the clothespin natural.
  4. When the craft paint has dried, add a dab of glue to the back of the shapes and press to the top of the clothespin. Be sure you press it where you push the two ends of the clip together and not the mouth of the clip.
  5. Once the shapes are in place, and the glue is dry, your easy kid-friendly DIY Book Clips are ready to be used.


You can also use your clips to hang projects and papers clothesline-style or use them to hold documents and projects in place.

Besides a little paint on the hands and perhaps some glue too, my kids loved having the chance to create their book clips. It has given them not only a great sense of accomplishment but a renewed enthusiasm to read their book! I’m also making a few for the wife to hang up her printables and such. Even adults can get some great use out of these too.


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