After seeing the Cruella movie I just had to make a dalmatian craft. From the classic cartoon to the newest Disney movie, the dogs are always the stars. Not only is this a great craft for 101 Dalmatians, but it can also be custom made into some of your other favorite dalmatian characters…such as a dalmatian fire dog or your very own pet. Add a collar or a fire hat or whatever you want to make this puppy craft yours.
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- 4 Large popsicle stick
- Elmer’s glue
- White paint
- Large pompom
- Clothespin (optional)
- Glue stick
- Single hole punch
- Scraps of white and black construction paper
- White yarn
- 2 Googly eyes
- Black Sharpie marker
- Dalmatian craft template
Here at “In the Bag Kids’ Crafts” we believe in actually making kids’ crafts that are kid focused…not elaborate projects that really only adults can make while kids watch. We take a unique approach by not only keeping the crafts simple but also sticking to a master list of 27 basic craft supplies that fit into one bag to make all of our creative projects. By doing this, we keep the prep and clean up easy and do-able. Enjoy crafting more with your kids using our unique strategy. Fill you bag today.
Step 1: Make the Foundation
- Lay 3 of the large popsicle sticks side by side, with the middle one slightly higher than the others.
- Place a general strip of Elmer’s glue on the fourth popsicle stick.
- Then lay it diagonally across the other 3 popsicle sticks.
- Set this aside and give the glue some time to dry while you move on to step 2.
*You may even want to do this step the day before so that it can dry over night.
Step 2: Paint
- Lay some newspaper out on your work surface.
- Place your popsicle sticks on top and squeeze out some white paint.
- Use the large pompom to paint your popsicle sticks. *You can pinch the pompom with a clothespin to give your “paint brush” a handle if you choose.
- Set this aside to let the paint dry.
Step 3: Use the Dalmatian Craft Template
- Print the dalmatian craft template.
- Cut out all of the pieces. Use the picture as a guide for whether to use black or white construction paper.
- Then use the single hole punch to punch out some tiny black circles that will be the pads of the dog’s paws.
*For little ones, you are most likely going to want to precut these pieces, as they are tiny and can be challenging for early scissor users. But let them do all of the other steps as independently as possible.
Step 4: Add Details to Your Dalmatian Dog Craft
- Now that all of the parts of your puppy are cut out, let’s add some details.
- Use the black Sharpie marker to draw black spots onto the dog’s white ear(s) and tail.
- Then glue the pads onto the paws.
Step 5: Wrap It Up
- Now that the white paint has dried, wrap some white yarn around the popsicle sticks.
- Keep wrapping until the dalmatian is as fluffy as you want him.
- Then tie the yarn off at the end and tuck the excess out of sight.
Wrapping the yarn around and around the popsicle sticks is a great way to help little ones work on their bilateral coordination. If that’s a new term for you, all that means is the ability to use the two sides of your body (like your hands and arms) together in a coordinated way. This can be a great warm up for improving scissors skills, throwing a ball and even writing.
Step 6: Finish Off Your Dalmatian Craft
- It’s time to put it all together.
- First, use your glue stick to attach the ears and nose.
- Add the eyes and draw on his mouth and any other details you would like.
- Finally, use the Elmer’s glue to put the paws and spots in place.
- And don’t forget the back of your puppy.
- Add some more spots and his tail to the back.
- Then set it aside to give the glue time to dry.
Now that you know how to make this awesome dalmatian craft, maybe you want to try your hand at making 101 Dalmatians? Or maybe not…I mean, that is a lot of popsicle sticks and yarn! Maybe start with a smaller group of puppies. Then create stories and just play with your craft creations.