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Clothespin Can

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book

Give your toddler clothespins and a coffee can, and suddenly he's busy!


  • Craft-type clothespins (without springs)
  • Empty coffee can


  1. Show your toddler how to place the clothespins around the rim of a coffee can.
  2. You can also cut a small hole in the plastic lid of the can and have her drop the clothespins through the hole. She'll like the sound they make as they hit the bottom.
  3. Store the clothespins in the covered coffee can when not in use.