This is the last day of Be Kind to Animals Week and it is a great opportunity to teach your children about caring for their pet. It is also a chance to teach them compassion for pets in need of forever homes! So why not do up these crafts and find a local shelter to donate them too! Who says you can only be kind one week a year!
How to Make a Catnip Toy
- Infant or child size crew socks
- Cotton balls or craft stuffing
- Dried catnip
- Non-toxic permanent markers
- Non-toxic washable fabric glue
- Stuff the toe of the sock with 1 tablespoon of dried catnip.
- Stuff the foot of the sock with cotton balls or craft stuffing.
- Squeeze fabric glue on the inside of the sock’s ribbing to glue the sock closed or knot the top of the sock.
- Decorate with fabric markers.
Designing ‘Adopt Me’ Bandanas for Shelter Dogs and Cats
|Looking for a creative service project? Why not design pet-sized bandanas and donate them to a local shelter? Wearing a colorful bandana is a wonderful way for shelter animals to get noticed by potential adopters, so you’ll really be helping animals if you decide to donate them to a local shelter. |
Instructions1. Place the folded bandana on the table. Draw only on the side that faces up.
2. Your goal is to get the animals who wear these bandanas noticed — so they are more likely to get adopted— so your bandanas should be colorful and fun. It’s a good idea to include some words or phrases on your bandanas. Some are listed below, or you can make up your own.
Examples of phrases for your bandanas: