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Dog Craft Activities

In the last blog article we listed some Fun Facts about dogs.  We also had a free download of a dog coloring page for the kids (or you) to color.  In this blog we want to share our favorite craft activities that we found on the web. There are so many out there it was hard to choose.

This craft idea is so much fun!  It is from Danielle’s Place.  It incorporates making the dog and bones in addition to singing “This Old Man” with counting.  Even if making the dog might be a little too challenging for the youngest set, they love putting the bone in the mouth.  And it’s never too early to start counting.

Handprint art is so fun and easy for the pre K set, even though it is a little messy.  I thought this idea of making a handprint dog was so clever.  I found this at Crystal and Co.

Paper plates are such a craft staple.  They are inexpensive and kids can create such works of art using them.  I liked this idea of making the whole dog rather than just the head.  This is from Kids Activities.

Have some spare paper lunch bags laying around? Then get ready to turn them into some dog puppets. Use our free dog paper bag puppet pattern designed by The Tucson Puppet Lady herself!  It’s a great activity for the kids to color, cut out, glue and then play with.

And if you are really bitten by the craft bug, you can use our Dog Puppet Sewing Pattern to make your own puppet. It is available as a digital download so you can start sewing immediately. We recommend using fleece and felt fabrics because they are inexpensive and readily available from craft stores.

Dog Puppet Pattern

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In our next blog, we’ll be sharing a few books which feature the dog that preschoolers (and older kids) enjoy. The books range from fact to fiction. We’ll also have a free pattern download for a felt dog hand puppet. You don’t even have to know how to sew, the whole puppet can be made using a hot glue gun. Stay tuned to our blog to get your free download.