Let’s make two fun puppy crafts for kids. They are both great for all ages.
Puppies and kids just go together. This is a darling and super fun little crafty project that can be made by kids of all ages. It includes lots of great things like painting, cutting and glueing so allows for lots of creative possibilities.
Both of these are super easy and don’t require many supplies. I sure hope you have a ball making them with your kids at home or in the classroom!
Materials and Supplies Needed for Paper Plate Puppy
You will need the following supplies to make this puppy craft.
- Paper Plates
- Acrylic Paint
- Google Eyes
Directions to Make Paper Plate Puppies
Start by painting the paper plate the color of the puppy that is being made. If the puppy is white it doesn’t have to be painted.
Next, add dots or spots or other colors to the puppy being painted.
Cut ears and a nose out of felt. If extra fur is desired, cut that out too. There are no rules on what can be added so if kids want to get creative and add things, let them. Artwork and crafting is a great time to let kids explore their imagination and be creative.
I used Kunin Group’s eco-fi classic felt in several colors. These can be any shape and size because puppies come in all shapes and sizes! Felt is a great medium for kids because it cuts easily and doesn’t fray.
Glue the felt pieces AND google eyes to the puppy painted on the plate.
You could use these same supplies and make a whole pet shop filled with animals.
Materials and Supplies Needed for Glue Resist Watercolor Puppy Craft
- Watercolor Paper
- Watercolor Paints
- Paint Brushes
- Cup of Water
- Google Eyes
Directions for Watercolor Puppies
This is such a fun little project. If you aren’t sure how to draw or doodle a puppy, feel free to download this free printable that has some inspiration and ideas.
Doodle a puppy on watercolor paper using glue. Let the glue dry completely which might take a few hours. This is a good time to watch a fun dog movie or go to the dog park and play with the pups.
Use watercolor paints to color the puppy doodle. The glue will act as a resist and a border to boundary the design from the rest of the paper. When it is dry, glue on google eyes. These could also be painted on or added with permanent marker.
Use the paints to create a fun design around the puppy. This is a great opportunity to experiment with color mixing using watercolors.
Hang your masterpiece someplace special. Framing it is a good idea too, especially if you are going to gift it to a friend. These are so much fun when lots of kids make them at the same time. They all come out looking so different!
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Sharing is Caring! Too busy to make this right away?! Pin it for later! Pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
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Yay For Puppy Crafts and Making Things With Kids!