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DIY Dog Leash Holder

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Your kids will be eager to take the family dog on a walk when they can use this adorable leash holder they make themselves. This practical craft is fun and easy for kids to make. And if there’s no dog at home, kids can use the holder for drawings, ribbons, or anything they want!
Your kids will be eager to take the family dog on a walk when they can use this adorable leash holder they make themselves.
What You’ll Need
  • Corrugated cardboard

  • Scissors

  • Paper

  • Different-colored card stock

  • Glue

  • 2 wiggle eyes*

  • Small pompom

  • Spring-type clothespin

  • Yarn

*possible choking hazard, close supervision a must

What to Do
  1. Cut a large bone shape from the corrugated cardboard. Cover it with paper.

  2. For the dog, cut two large triangles from the cardstock. Glue them together. Fold down the left and right corners of the triangle to form ears. Add a paper spot on the face.

  3. Glue on wiggle eyes and a pompom nose.

  4. Glue the clothespin behind the nose, with the clip facing down. Glue the dog to the bone.

  5. Poke two holes in the top of the bone. String yarn through the holes and knot the yarn pieces together. Hang your dog leash holder in a convenient spot.

Extend the Fun

Younger kids: Ask your child how many words he can use to describe your dog. Play a game where you and your child each take turns saying one word about your dog. Use big words you think he’s familiar with and a few words he might not know yet. Having a specific example of these new words will make it easier for him to understand and remember them.  

Older kids: Have your child write your dog’s name on the bone to personalize the holder. Then encourage her to make an acrostic based on the dog’s name. Each letter in the name can be the start of a word that describes your dog. For example, SPOT could be Super Playful Obedient Terrific.   

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