My kids loved making toys and crafts for our dog. This project was a particular favorite because not only is it easy to make, but the materials are easy to find (you probably already have them!) and it can be done in less than an hour.
Upcycled Dog Toy Kids Craft
Upcycled Dog Toy Kids Craft Materials:
• a piece of soft crafting felt (any color would do)
• an empty plastic water bottle
• a small jingle bell (or anything that will make noise inside the bottle)
• crochet thread
• a pair of scissors
Upcycled Dog Toy Kids Craft Instructions
Measure the soft crafting felt to the empty piece of a plastic water bottle. There should be a significant allowance on the top and the bottom part of the bottle in reference to the felt because we will be creating vertical cuts on both sides.
Place the small piece of jingle bell inside the plastic water bottle. Tightly close the cap afterwards.
Tightly wrap the crafting felt on the body of the plastic water bottle. Place the bottle in the center of the felt and start wrapping it around.
Tie one end of the wrapped plastic bottle with a crochet thread. This should create a candy-wrapped effect now. Make sure that you tie one end firmly because this is a dog toy and our pets tend to ruin their toys easily if it’s not sturdy enough.
After creating several loops on one side, cross to the opposite side of the plastic bottle and do the same process on this side. The tassel on both sides of the plastic bottle should be prominent by now.
Cross the opposite side of the bottle again and create several loops. Continue creating horizontal lines using the crochet thread until you finish the walls of the plastic bottle.
Create vertical line wraps using the crochet thread. When you reach one end of the bottle, wrap the thread in a vertical manner around the walls of the plastic bottle. This will create more tension to the whole plastic bottle and will avoid the unnecessary tears on the crafting felt whenever the dog tries to munch or bite it.
Secure the end of the thread firmly on one end of the toy. This will prevent the dog from ruining the toy that early if you get to tie this properly, without the spaces and gaps as seen in the photo.
Finally done and ready to roll! You can now give this unique plastic bottle dog toy to your lovely pooch!
This unique dog toy will simply make your fur babies happy since the plastic bottle offers flexibility whenever they bite the body and at the same time, the dog toy will also produce a sound due to the presence of the small jingle bell inside when they try to munch and wiggle the toy extensively. They would definite love you for this because they would not have any dull moments anymore! Have fun with your fur baby!