Clothesline Capers

Clothesline Capers craft

Kids sparkle with this laundry list of great stories. Keep reading together and creating more Clothesline Capers as children improve their literacy skills.

  • 1.

    Read a favorite book. Two good ones for this project are The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash and Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash.

  • 2.

    Draw pieces of laundry and clothing, such as towels, tops, and dresses, on construction paper with Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils. Cut out with Crayola Scissors.

  • 3.

    Retell the story by writing on one side of the cut-outs. Adults can write words that younger children request. Record the sequence of events, or retell your favorite parts of the book. Decorate each piece of laundry.

  • 4.

    Cut ribbon a bit longer than the width of a large sheet of construction paper. Drape it from corner to corner so that it looks like a clothesline. Glue the ribbon in place with a Crayola Glue Stick.

  • 5.

    Glue the laundry (in story order) on the ribbon clothesline.