Make Memories with this 5 Minute Dog Toy

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One of the most important things to me, when it comes to my family is making sure we are always making memories. We are lucky enough to always have something fun on the books. But even the everyday moments are important to me and one of my favorite ways to spend time together as a family is when we all play outside. Toby is ALWAYS up for playing and we can play keep away and fetch and tag for hours.

At least once a week we visit Target. Sometimes for things we need, sometimes just to walk around , which makes it another place we tend to make our every day memories. You really have to stop and realize that even when you're trying on funny Halloween costumes, buying a new favorite book, movie or toy, you're making memories. If we could take Toby into Target with us, it would be perfect and believe me, my husband has asked. He would love to play in the pet section, that is where you will find Purina Dog Chow. Purina has brand new packaging and after 90 years of making dog food, I love that Purina grows with your dog. We go from Puppy Chow, to Dog Chow Small Dog and eventually graduate to Complete Adult.

So the other day when I was cleaning out all of the clothes that my girls have outgrown, I left the pile in the corner of the room for when I actually have time to donate them, you know how that goes. A week later, that pile became one of Toby's favorite places to nap. Which gave me an idea, what if I use some of the girls old clothes to make a special toy just for Toby.

This project literally took me all of 5 minutes. 5 minutes of making this toy all for endless hours of fun and making family memories.

Here is what you'll need:

  • old clothes
  • scissors

That's it! 

First, figure out the colors you want to use. I was inspired by the colors of our favorite sarape and by the look of our pile of clothes, we love bright colors. 

Next, cut the clothes along the width of the shirt. You will need 2 strips of 4 different colors. 

Stretch the strips to their max, without ripping them. 

Choose the 3 colors you will use for the braid, and 1 color to use to tie the ends.

Lay down the strip you will use to tie and lay the other three colors on top. Tie the top end.

Braid all the way down. Right over middle, left over middle and repeat to the end. Tie with the last strip. 

Done and done and hours of fun with the whole family. 

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