How to Make a Super-Quick Dog Toycomments (6) February 4th, 2009
If you've got a puppy who loves to play tug-of-war, take your fleece scraps and make him an easy-peasy rope toy. You don't need much fleece for this project, so if you don't have any scraps, I suggest you visit the remnant section of your craft store. I'm often able to find remnants for as little as 50 cents. You could make several of these toys for your dog and replace them as they get worn out (if you have a large dog), or just rotate their use while you throw one in the wash.
Note: Please use common sense and supervise your dog while he or she is playing with this toy—if it starts getting chewed to bits, it's time to replace it.
You'll need: Three 3-inch x 40-inch strips of fleece. For a large dog, you might want to double up and braid six strands of fleece. That's it!
To make a basic braid, pull the left-most strand (blue) over the center strand (pink) and tug tight. Next, pull the right-most strand (multi) over the now center strand (blue) and tug tight. Continue braiding in this manner, braiding the fleece as tightly as possible for a sturdy toy.
Have fun playing with your furry friend! And remember, the toy is washable, so when it gets slobbery and gross, you can just revive it with a good washing and drying.
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