I love it when a craft just makes you smile. And you cannot help but smile when you see these dog crafts for kids. Each one is cuter than the one before. I haven’t been able to pick a favorite…the bulldog? the poodle? the pooch? or the maltese? They are all perfect little pet crafts. And, if you would prefer, make up your own design so that this puppy craft looks like your own dog at home. The only limit is your imagination.
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Paper lunch bag
- 2 Googly eyes (for each dog)
- Construction paper
- Stapler with staples
- Glue stick
- Cotton balls (for the poodle)
- Dog Craft Templates
Don’t you just love when such basic things turn into little works of art? Paper lunch bags are an item on our master list of supplies that we use for every single creative project on this site (and in our products). We stick to this basic list so that, once you fill your bag, you will be ready at a moment’s notice to make something with your kids. Snowed in? Get out the craft bag. Have the sniffles? Get out the craft bag? Soccer game cancelled?…Craft bag! And you will have hundreds of ideas at your fingertips. Just browse the site to decide what you’ll make today.
Pair this Dog Craft with a Good Book
Paper Bag Dog Craft Instructions
Step 1: Draw the Legs
- Fold over the top third of the paper lunch bag.
- Then use a pencil to draw on the legs of your puppy dog.
- Draw around the legs and fill in the gaps with a black marker.
Step 2: Color the Body
- Now color in the body and legs of your dog. Make it whatever color works for the dog you are making.
Step 3: Use the Dog Craft Template
- Now print the templates for your dog craft.
- Use it to cut out the parts for the dog you are planning to make.
Step 4: Glue it Together
- With the top of the paper bag folded down, use your glue stick to attach the dog’s head.
- The add his nose and tail. When gluing on the tail, attach it to front section in the crease of the paper bag, not the back section.
Step 5: Add Details to Your Dog Craft
- Now it’s time to add whatever details you want.
- Draw on or glue on some googly eyes.
- For the poodle, we added some cotton with a glue stick for the puffy parts.
- Last, for other breads, add wrinkles, spots, or whatever you like.
Step 6: Stuff It
- Open up the paper lunch bag.
- Tear strips of newspaper, crumple them and place them in the opening of the bag.
- Fill the bag with balls of crumpled newspaper up to the fold. Do not over-fill.
Step 7: Close It Up
- Last, fold the top of the paper bag back down in place and secure it with staples on each side as pictured.
Note that every dog has it’s own little things that are different about it. You will notice the most differences with the Maltese dog craft. Instead of coloring it, we glued on pieces of yarn to imitate his long hair. And for the Bulldog craft, we drew on some wrinkles.
Check out the Video Tutorial for these Easy Dog Crafts…
Now that you have your puppy crafts made, it’s time to play with them! One of the best way is to make them some paper bag cat friends, which also come with free templates. Or maybe they’d rather make friends with some wise owls.