Friday, August 9, 2013

Dog-Gone Easy Dog Toy




Dogs can have fun with almost anything.  So can kids for that matter.  Here is a fun dog toy for kids to make from their own t-shirts!


We have come to the end of summer vacation.  Today is our last Summer Fun {Kid's Edition} project.  It has been a lot of fun creating memories with the kids this summer.



Dog-gone Easy Dog Toy

This project is so quick and easy you could complete it in about 5 minutes.  You can make 4-5 toys with 3 different t-shirts, or you could make 1-2 toys with just one t-shirt.

1.  Since there are three kids in our family, I had each of them grab an old t-shirt that either didn't fit them any more or that had stains on it.  In their language, "One of those shirts I always tell you to take off and change for a nicer looking shirt."  They knew immediately which ones to grab.  


2.  If your kids are old enough to cut fabric, have them cut off the bottom of the shirt just above the hem line.  Toss that, or give it to your kids to play with.

3.  Now, cut a 2" strip from the bottom of the t-shirt.  Cut the strip so that it is one long piece and not a circle.

4.  Repeat steps two and three with the other two shirts.

5.  Now take the three strips and tie them together with a knot at the top of the strands.  Leave about a 3" tail at the top.  

6.  Have one kid hold the strands and have another one begin to braid them.  Stop at about 5" from the bottom.  Tie another knot to secure the braid. 

7.  Trim the tails so they are even.  You're done!!






Have fun!!



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18 comments:

  1. What an awesome and easy way to make a dog-toy! I love it!

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  2. So cute and simple - I will have to pass this along to my brother for his dog!! (or maybe just make him one!)

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  3. I need to try something for my Lexi she chews those rope toys in under an hour it is costing me a fortune! Great idea thanks for sharing :)

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  4. My mom fosters puppies for a local rescue, and will often make those no-sew fleece blankets for their pens. She uses the scraps to make a similar "rope" toy. She ties one end onto the pen and the pups can play a game of tug all by themselves!

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    1. How fun, Andrea! That's a great idea. I'm sure the puppies love it!

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  5. How cute! I'll share this on facebook. Just about everyone I know has a kid, a dog, and a couple old t-shirts :)

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  6. Oh, I like this! And I have some t-shirts that I've been meaning to cut up. Not that my dog NEEDS any more toys... Sarah @ Domestically Made

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  7. Hi, I really love this and thanks I pinned it and can't wait to make this toy! I saw it on create & inspire party.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  8. What a great toy! Finally, I have a use for my son's less-than-presentable t-shirts. Thanks for sharing.

    -Emily
    (stopping by from the Link Party Palooza)

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  9. I love everything you do Melissa! My Sophie would go crazy for this toy! Thanks so much for sharing it at Project Inspired.

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    1. Thank you Malia! That is so kind of you!

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  10. This is super fun, I should have thought about doing one of these when I had my dog. Luka would have looved it! Thanks so much for sharing this with me at Bewitch Me & Titi! Hope to have you back with another awesome share! Hope you are having a wonderful week!!!

    Hugs
    Cami @ TitiCrafty.com

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  11. Great idea! I'd love for you to link up to The DIY'ers! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-diyers-and-our-country-weekend.html

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  12. This is such a simplistic idea. Great for kids! The second my daughter saw it she said "I want to make one of those for our dogs!" So you won her over ;)

    I'd love it if you shared these on our link up this week!
    http://www.sowderingabout.com/2013/08/on-display-monday-15.html

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  13. How fun!!
    Thanks for linking up to Tickled Pink Times Two!

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  14. great idea to make a toy for dog. Thanks for sharing it.

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