This easy dog craft for kids is made extra special using recycled newspaper to form its spots. We made our dog a dalmatian, but you can make your dog any color that you like. Give your its very own personality. Your dog could even be purple or pink or rainbow colored. There are no rules. Just be creative.
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Construction paper
- White paint (or color of your choice)
- Glue stick
- Googly eyes (25mm self-adhesive)
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Dog Craft for Kids Instructions
Step 1: Paint Your Pet Craft
- Choose a color of construction paper for the base of your animal craft project.
- Pinch a pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”
- Squeeze out a little white paint (or whatever color you choose) onto a paper plate or a scrap of newspaper.
- Use the “paint brush” to tap paint a circle for your dog’s head.
- Then add some ears and his body.
Step 2: Add the Recycled Newspaper
- Tear some random shapes from a section of newspaper that is just print (or the comics for a unique look).
- Once the paint has dried, use your glue stick to add some newspaper spots to your puppy craft. Place them where you would like.
Step 3: Finish It Off
- Let’s give our easy dog craft some details. First, apply the googly eyes (or draw some on if you prefer).
- Then cut out a nose and glue it in place. This is just a triangle with rounded corners.
- Use a marker to draw on your puppy’s mouth and other details.
- Finally, add whatever othere accessories you would like. We used some scraps of construction paper to cut him out a collar and tag. Glue these in place too.
Now that you know how to make this easy dog craft for kids, make another and another. They’re so simple to make. And making a variety of the same craft but with some changes leads to a really fun display…kind of like you might see in a gallery. Who says that your kids arts and crafts can’t be part of your home decor? Isn’t that what home’s all about?