I love you clothes pins: Write a message with a FINE POINT sharpie so it doesn't smear. Write "I love you" on a paper. Cut it out, and hot glue it to the clothes pin end. Would be cute for a care package!
Found art sculpture - DIY Jellyfish by casahaus: Made from plastic bags! Tried it out with vegetable bags, and it looks great. Need to find some nice heavy clear bags to make one that can hang up in their room.
Recycled Christmas Crafts: Thrilled to find something to do with the clothespin springs! I've made about a dozen clothespin snowflakes and had all these little springs left just couldn't throw them away. Love the simplicity of this.