HOW TO MAKE DOG TOYS FROM T-SHIRTS
WITH CHRISTAPAWS CLOSET 501(c)(3)
Got cabin fever amidst Corona lockdowns? Instead of marathon watching Netflix – work on this fun project with the kids + make dog tug toys from
t-shirts for shelter and rescue animals !
Looking for fun projects to work on with the kids (or just yourself?) – look no further. We a FUN + EASY project you can work on while our entire nation is on COVID lockdown.
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We know times are tough – we are feeling it too. Put your time at home towards helping others and help animals in need! Doing good produces endorphins – endorphins make us happy 🙂
Owner of Christabelle’s Closet and ChristaPaws Closet, Christina Carathanassis, gives thanks to Oregon Association of Student Council for this very easy to follow “how to” video (AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST). Now we can all make dog toys to help animals in need!
Some tips and tricks from the team at ChristaPaws:
1. Use an old t-shirt for the material; alternative materials you can use from your home include sweatshirts/sweatpants, fleece blankets, old sheets and fabric tablecloths; Kids – BE SURE YOU ASK YOUR PARENT OR GUARDIAN BEFORE CUTTING ANYTHING UP! Rummage thru your “toss” pile…you are bound to find something that works…
2. You can use any length + any color – dogs LOVE bright colorful toys, but use what you have available in your home. Get creative – tie dye tees work GREAT…solid or mixed color – I PROMISE some dog somewhere is going to be a very happy pup with a toy if his/her own to play with!
3. Remember the smaller the strips – the smaller the toy. The larger the strips, the thicker the toy…see examples below.
4. Instead of knotting the top and bottom of the toy like the video suggests, we recommend tying a piece of fabric to hold it in place. We usually cut the seam of the t-shirt hem or sleeves and knot that around the ends; it is super sturdy AND uses more of the t-shirt (more sustainable!)
When creating the box knots (as shown in the video), you can hold the knot in between your knees as shown, but a clip board is also very useful (if you have one in the house).
5. Remember to trim both the ends evenly when you are done for a clean finish
6. Got questions? We are happy to help you out!
Spend the day making a bunch of toys + then hand deliver them to your local shelter (once going outside restrictions have been lifted) – OR – email us for a shipping label and send them to us. We we will include them in our monthly deliveries to animals in need. THANK YOU!