Cute Dog Crafts for Kids

by Karen & Grace Morris

We are sure that dog lovers would enjoy these cute dog crafts for kids! They come in many shapes, sizes, colors.

The pictures below will take you to the individual dog crafts for kids.

Use a water bottle or paper towel roll to make a cute decoration for your desk. If you like to read, you can make a puppy bookmark.

dog crafts for kidsLook what you can make!

As you can see, all the dog crafts for kids use easy to find materials. The crafts are also inexpensive to make.

Puppy Bookmark

Here is a bookmark that you can save or give away as a gift to your Mom or Dad.

dog bookmarkno more "dog eared" pages

You will need;

  • Construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Markers

Cut a 10 by 1-inch rectangle from construction paper. Fold it in half.

Cut a circle for the puppy’s head. Then cut two tear shapes for the ears.

Glue the pieces to the rectangle.

Draw facial features with a marker.

Write a message underneath, such as ‘Dogs rule!’ or ‘Man’s best friend’.


Do you like puppets? Then this dog craft for kids is for you. 

craft foam dog puppet

You will need;

  • Craft foam
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Popsicle stick

Cut two rectangles 2 3/4 by 1 1/2 inches. Next, round the top of each rectangle. Make two ears out of the same color of foam. Cut a half circle for the nose and two circles for eyes out of black craft foam.

Glue the two rectangles together by placing a thin line of glue around the outside of the dog. Do not glue the bottom together. Glue on the ears and facial features. Let it sit overnight. In the morning, place a Popsicle stick in the opening. Your puppet is done. (Woof, woof, or is it arf?)

Up-cycled Dog Crafts for Kids

Water bottles and paper towel rolls make cute dogs crafts for kids.

Shaggy Dog

Here is a sheep dog that will guard your pretend sheep.

shaggy dog craft

Supplies you need;

  • An empty water bottle
  • White yarn
  • White and black felt
  • White and tacky glue

Cut several pieces of white yarn 9-inches long. (Does all this hair make me look fat?) Lay the water bottle on its side. Place a layer of glue on the topside. Lay your yarn on the glue so that it hangs and curls at the sides.

Next, cut some yarn 7 1/2 inches long. Glue this around the neck of the bottle.

Out of white felt cut a short tail, ears, and a head. Glue the tail to the bottle cap and the head and ears to the bottom with tacky glue.

Make a nose, mouth, and eyes out of black. Attach to the face with tacky glue.

Cut more yarn 1-inch long and glue to just cover the eyes. You want the eyes to peek out some. (peak-a-boo)

Whenever I see a sheep dog, I always think about a mop.

Paper Roll Pull Toy Dog

Have you ever seen a dog pull toy? The old-fashioned toy had red wheels with a slinky in the middle.

pull toy dog

You will need;

  • An empty toilet paper roll
  • Four small bottle caps
  • Red tissue paper
  • Scraps of brown, black, and white construction paper
  • A glue stick
  • Scissors

Cut the paper roll in a spiral.

To make the wheels, cut tissue paper the size of the bottle caps. Use a glue stick to glue the tissue to the caps.

Cut a circle out of light brown paper for the head.

Using a darker brown, cut two tear shapes for the ears.

To make the eyes, cut two white half circles. Then use a black marker to make the pupils. Cut a black circle for the nose. Then draw an upside down “m” for the mouth.

Glue the ears and face to the head.

Tape the head to one end of the paper roll. A little ways from the head tape two bottle caps for the front feet. Near the last spiral tape on two more bottle caps for the hind feet.

Make sure that the end of the spiral is pointing up for the tail.

Though his wheels won’t roll, he would make a great toy for anyone! 

Footlong Dog

This looks something like a dachshund. They have long bodies with short legs.

dog made with recycled materialsI am just under twelve inches long

You will need;

  • A long empty paper towel roll
  • A jar lid
  • Scrapes of construction paper in brown, white, and black
  • Tape
  • Glue

Cut a circle out of brown construction paper that will fit the outside of your jar lid. Also make brown dog ears. Make a nose by cutting a half circle. The eyes are also half circles. Make black dots for the eye pupils. Glue the pieces together to make the dog’s face. Then glue it to the jar lid.

Cut four slits in the paper towel roll. Fold the slits out so that you can tape them to the lid. I tried glue, but it wouldn't stick.

Make legs and feet by rounding rectangles. Glue them to the roll. Let the dog sit for several hours on its back so that the legs will dry. Make a tail and tape to the end of the paper towel roll. Your dog is finished. (“I am a hot dog.” Hmm, am I a hot dog or a hound dog?’)

Now it is your turn to do some dog crafts for kids. Look through your recycling bin, find some paper, and glue and let your children create.

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