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Image: Little Mermaid at Disney World, by PeridotMaize on Pixabay

Image: How to Catch a Mermaid | Hardcover – Picture Book: 40 pages | by Adam Wallace (Author), Andy Elkerton (Illustrator). Publisher: Sourcebooks Wonderland (July 17, 2018)
How to Catch a Mermaid
November 17th is... The Little Mermaid Day (1989), Electronic Greeting Card Day/Electronic Greetings Day, Homemade Bread Day, International Happy Gose Day, International Student Day (1939), National Take A Hike Day, National Baklava Day, National Farm Joke Day, World Pre-maturity Day/World Pre-maturity Awareness Day, National Unfriend Day, World Peace Day/International Day of Peace (1997), World Petroleum Day, National Black Cat Day, Smith-Magenis Syndrome/SMS Awareness Day, Velvet Revolution Anniversary, International Candidate Attorney Day, Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day (Czech Republic, Slovakia), Feast Day of Saint Hilda of Whitby

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

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Image: The Little Mermaid: The Story of Ariel, by Disney Book Group (Author), Disney Storybook Art Team (Illustrator). Publisher: Disney Press (January 5, 2016)
The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid Day
-- A 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on the Danish fairy tale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid tells the story of Ariel, a mermaid princess who dreams of becoming human.

Read: The Little Mermaid: The Story of Ariel
-- Ariel is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits above the surface, she meets a human prince and falls in love. Determined to be with her true love, she makes a risky deal with an evil sea witch and trades her voice for legs. Ariel embarks on the adventure of a lifetime but soon finds that the fate of her father's kingdom is in her hands. This collectible storybook includes beautiful, full-color art in the style of the beloved film, The Little Mermaid.

Image: The Little Mermaid Ariel's Beginning/Return to the Sea, by Jodi Benson (Actor), Samuel E. Wright (Actor), Jim Kammerud (Director), Brian Smith (Director). DVD Release Date: May 12, 2017
The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid Ariel's Beginning/Return to the Sea DVD
-- Long before Ariel walked on land and into Prince Eric's heart, she was one of seven beloved daughters of powerful King Triton. But times were troubled in the underwater kingdom - and the music was banned! In this magical adventure, Ariel, her fun-loving sisters, and her loyal friends Sebastian and Flounder strive to bring music and friendship back to Atlantica featuring breathtaking animation and some thrilling surprises.

Image: Melissa + Doug Disney Ariel Magnetic Dress-Up Wooden Doll Pretend Play Set (30+ pcs)
Ariel Magnetic Dress-Up
Ariel Magnetic Dress-Up Wooden Doll
-- Ariel's mix-and-match fashions are sure to make a splash! Kids can combine the 30+ sturdy wooden magnetic pieces to tell the tale of the Little Mermaid . . . or create their own fashion story. Includes one wooden play figure, a variety of magnetic clothing pieces and accessories, and doll stand.

๐Ÿงœ‍♀️ Little Mermaid Coloring and Activity Books


Image: Ariel: The Birthday Surprise (Chapter Book) | Kindle Edition | by Disney Press (Author), Studio Iboix (Illustrator), Andrea Cagol (Illustrator). Publisher: Disney Press; 1 edition (March 30, 2011)
Ariel: The Birthday Surprise

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Image: Mermaid Food: 50 Deep Sea Desserts to Inspire Your Imagination (Whimsical Treats) | Kindle Edition | by Cayla Gallagher (Author). Publisher: Racehorse (July 2, 2019)
Mermaid Food

Little Mermaid Recipes:

๐Ÿงœ‍♀️ Go Under the Sea With These 'Little Mermaid' Crafts and Recipes!

๐Ÿงœ‍♀️ 8 Mermaid Dessert Recipes You'll Want To Dig Your Dinglehopper Into

๐Ÿงœ‍♀️ Little Mermaid Inspired Cupcakes - Pixie Dust Savings

๐Ÿงœ‍♀️ Easy Mermaid Party Dessert - Ever After in the Woods

๐Ÿงœ‍♀️ Shiny Mermaid Under the Sea Dessert Dip - Ever After in the Woods

๐Ÿงœ‍♀️ 9 Mermaid Party Food Ideas | HOORAY! Mag




Image: The Mermaid Handbook: An Alluring Treasury of Literature, Lore, Art, Recipes, and Projects (The Enchanted Library) | Hardcover – Illustrated: 240 pages | by Carolyn Turgeon (Author). Publisher: Harper Design; Illustrated edition (May 15, 2018)
The Mermaid Handbook

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

๐Ÿงœ‍♀️ Take a Virtual Ride on Disney California Adventure’s The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure

๐Ÿงœ‍♀️ Mermaid dot to dot printable worksheets

๐Ÿงœ‍♀️ DLTK's Fairy Tales Activities | The Little Mermaid

๐Ÿงœ‍♀️ FREE Printable Disney Little Mermaid Cupcake Toppers

๐Ÿงœ‍♀️ FREE Printable Disney Little Mermaid Birthday Invitation

๐Ÿงœ‍♀️ The Little Mermaid coloring pages

๐Ÿงœ‍♀️ Little Mermaid Printables and Coloring Pages | Print Activities

๐Ÿงœ‍♀️ Free Little Mermaid Font Generator

๐Ÿงœ‍♀️ Sweet Little Mermaid Birthday Party Ideas

๐Ÿงœ‍♀️ Ariel The Little Mermaid printable labels

๐Ÿงœ‍♀️ Fairy Tales: Printable 'The Little Mermaid' and a Learn Along Video

๐Ÿงœ‍♀️ Mermaid Coloring Pages and Printables | Education.com

๐Ÿงœ‍♀️ Mermaid Bookmark DIY

๐Ÿงœ‍♀️ 25 Magical Mermaid Crafts Kids Will Love

๐Ÿงœ‍♀️ Disney's The Little Mermaid Activities, Coloring Pages, Crafts, and Fun Foods

๐Ÿงœ‍♀️ 25 Amazing Little Mermaid Coloring Pages

๐Ÿงœ‍♀️ The Little Mermaid Party Poster and Labels ~ Free Printable

๐Ÿงœ‍♀️ The Little Mermaid Party Printables

๐Ÿงœ‍♀️ Little Mermaid Printables Archives | Mama Likes That

๐Ÿงœ‍♀️ Little Mermaid Free Printables
Image: Boy Pulling His Radio Flyer Wagon, by Gena Thomas on Pixabay

Image: Little Red Wagon | Hardcover: 34 pages | by James Robert (Author). Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc. (May 23, 2018)
Little Red Wagon
November 15th is... Little Red Wagon Day (1917), Ides of March, American Enterprise Day, NBC Radio Birthday (1926), America Recycles Day, Day of the Imprisoned Writer, George Spelvin Day/More Than One Role Day (1886), King's Feast/Dynasty Day, National Bundt Day/National Bundt Cake Day, National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day, I Love to Write Day, National Philanthropy Day, Pack Your Mom's Lunch Day, National Raisin Bran Cereal Day, National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day, Steve Irwin Day, Akitu, International Day of Action for the Seals/International Day of Action Seal, National Pears Helene Day, Rock Your Mocs Day, National Swag Day, Shichi-Go-San (Japan), Kimono Day (Japan), Feast of Saint Zachariah, St. Albertus Magnus' Feast

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

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Image: Radio Flyer: 100 Years of America's Little Red Wagon, by Robert Pasin (Author), Carlye Adler (Author). Publisher: Harper Design (October 30, 2018)
Radio Flyer


Little Red Wagon Day
-- For over 100 years, millions of children have used Radio Flyer wagons in countless voyages into the imagination. The magical qualities, beauty, and simplicity of the wagons unleash imaginations and nurture the wonder of childhood. The wagons are truly icons of America. The demands for these original wooden wagons dubbed the Liberty Coaster, quickly outpaced production.

Read: 100 Years of America's Little Red Wagon
-- This beautifully designed and illustrated keepsake book pays homage to this cultural touchstone as it celebrates its first centenary and embarks on its second. Packed with 250 exclusive full-color and black-and-white illustrations, stories, and original drawings from the Radio Flyer Inc. archives, Radio Flyer chronicles the history of this popular brand for the first time. Radio Flyer's story is America's story — a story of an enterprising Italian immigrant's dream realized, and a testament to the value and strength of family ties.

Image: Radio Flyer Classic Red Wagon - 100th Anniversary Edition
Radio Flyer Classic Red Wagon
Radio Flyer Classic Red Wagon - 100th Anniversary Edition
-- This classic full-sized Radio Flyer wagon has become a symbol of American childhood. The all-steel seamless body with no-scratch edges and 10" steel wheels with real rubber tires ensure this wagon is built to last for generations of family fun! The wagon also features an extra-long handle that folds under for storage and a controlled turning radius to prevent tipping.

Image: Radio Flyer My 1st Wagon | A toy version of the original wagon
Radio Flyer My 1st Wagon
Radio Flyer My 1st Wagon -- A mini version of the original wagon you loved as a kid. Featuring a real steel stamped body, front-wheel steering handle and durable molded wheels for lasting quality, this wagon is perfect for hauling dolls and toys, or for using as gift baskets or home dรฉcor.

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Image: Radio Flyer | Kindle Edition | by Rupert Dinwiddie (Author). Publication Date: November 26, 2012
Radio Flyer

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Image: Friday My Radio Flyer Flew | Hardcover – Picture Book: 32 pages | by Zachary Pullen  (Author, Illustrator). Publisher: Simon + Schuster Books for Young Readers; First Edition first Printing (May 6, 2008)
Friday My Radio Flyer Flew

Little Red Wagon DIY/Recipes:

๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป Little Red Wagon Cookies

๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป Red Wagon Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake Template

๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป DIY Dollar Tree Wagon

๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป MAKE YOUR OWN (EDIBLE!) WAGON!

๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป 5 Crafty and Creative Ways to Repurpose a Little Red Wagon

๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป 13 Uses for Your Little Red Wagon

๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป HOW TO MAKE A LITTLE RED WAGON PATIO TABLE




Image: Red Wagon Board book | Picture Book: 34 pages | by Renata Liwska  (Author, Illustrator). Publisher: Philomel Books; Brdbk edition (May 16, 2013)
Red Wagon

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป Radio Flyer | Pin The Wheel On The Wagon

๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป Christmas Kissing Booth DIY with Radio Flyer

๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป New Uses for Old Red Wagons

๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป Radio Flyer Heritage

๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป Radio Flyer's 100 Days of Summer challenge

๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป Mimi's Dollhouse } Red Wagon Party Printable Collection

๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป National Little Red Wagon Day Activity

๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป Red Wagon Upcycled to Shelf

๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป Transform Rusty Old Radio Flyer Wagon Into A Beautiful Bench

๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป Transform Radio Flyer Wagon Into Incredible Rocket Ship

๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป Playtime activities with Radio Flyer red wagons make happy memories

๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป Radio Flyer celebrates 100 years with a giant wagon in downtown Chicago
Image: I Spy Computer Room, by Levelord on Pixabay

I know what I spy with my little eye, but what do you spy?

I Spy worksheets are growing in popularity among educators, parents, caregivers, and givers. Interactive I Spy printables engage a child, even an adult, in several ways.
 
Image: I Spy an Egg in a Nest (Scholastic Reader, Level 1) | Paperback – Illustrated: 32 pages | by Jean Marzollo  (Author), Walter Wick  (Photographer).Publisher: Cartwheel Books; Illustrated edition (January 1, 2011)
I Spy an Egg in a Nest
๐Ÿ‘️ 40+ I Spy Game Printables - Fun I spy activity pages for kids to do for quiet time or for a fun indoor activity while stuck inside.

๐Ÿ‘️ 100+ printable I spy games for kids - including tons of free printable I spy games for preschoolers and toddlers.

๐Ÿ‘️ 40+ Popular Free I Spy Printables You Absolutely Need To Print For Kids Right Now - The Ultimate Collection Of Totally Free And Fun I Spy Printables For Kids. Encourage Stimulating Screen Free Play For Kids As Young As 3 With These Totally Free Printable I Spy Worksheets And Games.

๐Ÿ‘️ Free Printable I Spy Cat Coloring Page Game - If you’re looking for fun and educational cat activities, we’ve got you covered with these printables!

๐Ÿ‘️ Free Worksheets and Printables for Kids

๐Ÿ‘️ 57 I Spy Coloring Pages

Image: Vehicle Adventure (I Spy With My Little Eye Book) (I Spy with My Little Eye Children's Interactive Picture Book) | Hardcover: 32 pages | by Cottage Door Press (Author, Editor), Steve Smallman (Author), Nicola Slater (Illustrator). Publisher: Cottage Door Press (November 17, 2020)
Vehicle Adventure
๐Ÿ‘️ 15 Images of I Spy Worksheets Difficult - we choose to be focus related with I Spy Worksheets Difficult.

๐Ÿ‘️ Hidden Pictures Printables For Adults

๐Ÿ‘️ Free I spy worksheets from Teachers Pay Teachers

๐Ÿ‘️ FREE Printable Animal I Spy Worksheets - 123 Homeschool 4 Me - Huge pack of FUN I Spy Worksheets for kids with cute animals. Print these FREE I Spy Printables in color or black and white.

๐Ÿ‘️ How Kids Learn With I Spy Printables : Free I Spy Worksheets for Kids - Tracing its origins from the good ol’ road trip game, an I Spy printable encourages and sharpens several skills in a child

๐Ÿ‘️ Free Printable I Spy Game – Food Themed I Spy - Featuring items such as apples, pizza, broccoli, cheese and donuts, this I spy game will keep your kids entertained and out of trouble! All while not spending a dime.

Image: I Spy Letters | Paperback – Illustrated: 32 pages | by Jean Marzollo  (Author), Walter Wick  (Photographer). Publisher: Scholastic Inc.; Illustrated edition (January 1, 2012)
Spy Letters
๐Ÿ‘️ Free Printable I Spy Games - printable i-spy cards have made a comeback!

๐Ÿ‘️ Free Weather I Spy Printable Game Sheets For Kids - Crazy Laura - Whether you're stuck inside on a rainy day or just need a free activity for the kids, these free weather I spy printable sheets are perfect!

๐Ÿ‘️ Free I Spy School Printable Game For Kids In 2021 - Crazy Laura - If you need a free printable activity for the kids, check out these school I spy printable PDF game sheets that are super easy to download!

๐Ÿ‘️ Thanksgiving I-Spy Printables - Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! If you need a quick idea to do in the classroom or at home, you have to check out these Thanksgiving I-Spy Printables! Kids love them and they help with visual discrimination.

Image: I Spy Construction Vehicles And Things That Go Book For Kids Ages 2-5: Trucks, Tractors, Excavators, Cranes, Diggers and More Construction Site And Transportation ... Eye Books For Toddlers And Preschoolers 4) | Kindle Edition | Print length: 54 pages | by Purple Castle Publishing (Author). Publication date: October 7, 2021
I Spy Construction Vehicles And
Things That Go Book
๐Ÿ‘️ Halloween I Spy Printable Game - Try these fun and FREE Halloween I Spy game printables. It's the perfect screen free activity to play at home or in the classroom.

๐Ÿ‘️ I Spy Game for Spring Free Printable - Our 1-page seek and find is an I spy game for kids of all ages. Search for the 14 spring items and celebrate the changing of the seasons.

๐Ÿ‘️ School I Spy - My School I Spy game is a fun way to help your kids get used to the idea of being back at school.

๐Ÿ‘️ Thanksgiving I Spy - It’s time to get ready for Thanksgiving. Can you find a pilgrim? Can you find a turkey? Can you find the corn?

Image: Braided Rope toy © Catherine Watt of PupVacay.com - All rights reserved
Braided Rope toy © Catherine Watt of PupVacay.com - All rights reserved
Want to make some frugal holiday gifts for your dog?

NOTE: You know your dog best – some of these toys won't last more than a couple of minutes for some dogs, and some of these toys might not be safe for YOUR dog. Most of these toys are not good for hard core chewers.

Use your best judgment to keep your dog safe, remove the toy immediately if your dog starts to chew or swallow any pieces. We aren’t responsible for any injuries caused from the following homemade dog toys tutorials – so please play responsibly!
Image: Water Bottle toy © Catherine Watt of PupVacay.com - All rights reserved
Water Bottle toy © Catherine Watt
of PupVacay.com
All rights reserved

Water Bottle toy:
1. Get an empty water plastic bottle and a sock that is at least 5 inches longer than the bottle. Put the bottle into the sock. Tie a knot at the open end of the sock. Tie the knot tight, as your dog may chew on it and it could become loose over time. Add some kibble for an added shaky noise!

2. DIY Plastic Bottle Toy - Does your dog love the crinkly sound of water bottles? Make a t-shirt-wrapped water bottle toy. Old, ripped, stained t-shirt - your dog won't care!

3. DIY Dog Toy with Video Tutorial - Water Bottle and Sock Dog Toy - See just how quick and easy this toy is to make (Video included)

4. Making Safe and Effective Pet Toys At Home: Water Bottle Sock Puppet - Sock puppets are back (Video included)

Ball toy:
5. Fill and old sock with three tennis balls. Knot the top. It usually took about a week for my dog to tear a hole in the sock, but then you just pop the tennis balls in a new sock, and voila!

6. Tennis Ball/T-shirt Toss toy - Cut an old t-shirt up, braid and and add a tennis ball. Toss it, tug it, whatever your pup wants!

Thinking Games:
7. Hide and Seek: Grab some boxes, spread them around a room, and hide treats in a few of them. Tell your dog to search or find it, and let your dog find the treats. Dogs quickly learn what is expected of them, and most dogs outright love this game. Increase the difficulty by loosely closing the boxes, requiring your dog to figure out how to get inside. Make it it even more difficult by removing the boxes and hiding the treats randomly among standard items in the room.

Ball Puzzle Treat toy:
8. Does your dog wolf down his food? If your dog eats too fast, try putting a street hockey ball in his food bowl. Your dog will be forced to move the ball around to get to the food, so will eat slower.

9. Tennis Ball Treat Puzzle Toy - Regular tennis balls are cheaply made and the glue they use can be toxic to your dog. Purchase pet-safe balls from your local pet store - to quickly turn a tennis ball into a puzzle toy for your dog!

10. DIY Interactive Tennis ball dog toy - Just scissors and a pet-safe tennis ball will make this toy happen! (Video included)


Image: Muffin/Cupcake/Ball Game © Catherine Watt of PupVacay.com - All rights reserved
Muffin/Cupcake/Ball Game © Catherine Watt of PupVacay.com - All rights reserved
Muffin/Cupcake/Ball Game:
11. You need a muffin/cupcake baking pan, and balls to play this game - you can use a 6, 12 or even 18-cup pan. I like to use street hockey balls and pool balls for this instead of tennis balls, since I can wash them and they last forever! Put a bit of kibble or a special treat in each muffin cup, put a ball on top, and let your dog figure out how to get to their kibble/treat! (For little dogs you could use a mini cupcake tins and golf balls or hollow practice golf balls) 

Image: Mini Cupcake/Ball Game (c) Catherine Watt of PupVacay.com - All rights reserved
Mini Cupcake/Ball Game
© Catherine Watt of PupVacay.com - All rights reserved
12. DIY Interactive Game for Dogs - The muffin tin and tennis ball game is winter fun - muffin tin and tennis ball game - Get your pup to use their noggin!

13. How to Make a Dog Game Puzzle - Here's an easy muffin tin and tennis ball game to put together that will interest and entertain your dog. (Video)

PVC Puzzle toy:
14. DIY PVC Puzzle Dog Toy - You simply drop some kibble in the holes, maybe smear some (xylitol-free) peanut butter in, and Voila! your pup is entertained for a little while. And uses her brain in the process!

15. DIY: How to Make an Interactive Feeder or Toy - Good way to get your dog’s brain working - With a 3-foot length of PVC, you can make up to four feeders: two one-foot lengths and two six-inch lengths for small dogs and cats.

Bottle/Jar Puzzle toy:
16. How to make an interactive dog toy - All you need is a plastic container, a pair of scissors, and some kibble, to create an interactive dog toy. Why waste money at the store on a food dispensing toy when you can make one at home! (Video)

17. Homemade treat dispensing dog toy - How to make your own treat dispensing dog toy from a empty, cleaned out peanut butter jar! (Video)

18. Entertaining Your Furry Kids! Drill holes in the lid of the not-quite empty peanut butter container, throw in some of your dog’s kibble, and watch your dog bat it around trying to get the food to fall out. (Peanut butter - watch out for xylitol)

19. Handmade Treat toy - Cut some holes in a water bottle file the raw edges, and add some kibble! Yes, it's that simple!

20. Try this easy DIY Dog Boredom Buster! - Really fun puzzle - simple to make. (I would use paper towel rolls instead)
 Also great for fast eaters – it will force them to slow down and exhaust them mentally at the same time!


Fabric Puzzle toy:
21. This interactive dog toy is the ultimate DIY dog boredom buster! - Grab a toy that you can fill and some old socks (or use strips of material) from around the house. Wrap your dog's treats around the socks. Push the sock with the treat inside the dog toy. Continue to add more socks with treats until the toy is full and your dog cannot contain his excitement any longer. Watch your pooch’s brain power at work as they try to figure out how to get the treats out!

22. Treats in a Glove - Place treats in the fingers of an old glove. (My dog would just destroy the glove to get to the treats!)

Image: Bottle Spinner Puzzle Game © Catherine Watt of PupVacay.com - All rights reserved
Bottle Spinner Puzzle Game © Catherine Watt
of PupVacay.com - All rights reserved
Bottle Spinner toy:
23. Bella's Bottle Game - DIY Bottle Spinner Puzzle Game - This looks like so much fun, kind of like a slot machine for dogs. Give it a spin and see what you win! (Video)

24. Easy Treat/Dog Food Dispenser Tutorial - Make this food/treat dispenser out of a few pieces of wood and plastic bottles to amuse your dog.

25. Fun DIY Dog Toy and Treat Dispenser - Made this dog toy and dog treat dispenser for your dog, with just a few basic household supplies.

Snuffle Mat
Image: Snuffle Mat © Catherine Watt of PupVacay.com - All rights reserved
Snuffle Mat © Catherine Watt of PupVacay.com
All rights reserved
26. You can make your Snuffle Mat out of anything with big enough holes to thread the fleece thru. I used a plastic square of fake grass I found at the Dollar store, pulling off the plastic grass first. I cut a polar fleece dog blanket (also found at the Dollar store) into 1 inch by 16 inches long strips. It took three dog blankets to cover a 12 inch square. Tie the strips in every hole, and when you are done, just toss in some kibble and let your dog snuffle for it!

27. Snuffle Mat Mayhem - A snuffle mat is a great easy to make (although a little time consuming) enrichment toy for your dog or cat. This can be used for dry food or dry treats and encourages your pets natural skills at sniffing and snuffling food out. (Video included)

Snuffle Mat © Catherine Watt of PupVacay.com
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28. How to Make a Snuffle Mat - Puzzle Game for Dogs - great DIY puzzle game for dogs. (Video)

29. Making a Snuffle Mat - Once you’ve tied your polar fleece through every hole in every direction, you have a truly spectacular example of an enrichment toy! The Snuffle Mat provides soft, dense substrate for your dog to sniff and snuffle into as he looks for treats. (Video included)

Cardboard toys:
30. Cardboard box with treats (Destruction intended.) Take an empty cardboard box. Cereal boxes and egg cartons work well for this. Put a few treats inside, then tape the box closed with masking tape.Watch your dog tear it to shreds! (Supervision required!)


31. Free dog chew toy using a paper towel roll - The method is super fast, easy, and — one more time, y’all — it’s free! (I would use a paper towel roll instead)
 
32. Catster DIY: 5 Cat Toys I Made from Empty Toilet Paper Rolls - Simple Rings: This one is about as uncomplicated as it gets. Ring ball: a variation of the ring toy. Sunshine Toy: Grab a pair of scissors, and within a couple of minutes, your cat will be on the fringe. Treat Rattle: cats love noisy toys and this one fits the bill, for sure. Treat Puzzle: You can purchase toys like these, but why would you when you can create one from empty paper rolls? (Again, I would use paper towel rolls instead)

Image: Braided Rope Toy © Catherine Watt of PupVacay.com - All rights reserved
Braided Rope Toy © Catherine Watt of PupVacay.com - All rights reserved
Braided Rope toy:
33. No-Sew Rope Toy - This is really easy and quick to make — I am sure you already have everything you need to get started. I wanted a few different colours in my toys, so I used four t-shirts, but then I ended up with six toys. So you probably could make this with just one old t-shirt. Perfect for chewing and tug-of-war!

34. DIY T-Shirt Toy - A toss-able toy made from braided old t-shirts - Grab two t-shirts, some scissors and quickly fashion this T-shirt Dog Toy for your furry love.

35. Make a Dog Toy Out of Dish Towels - Braided toy made from your old dish towels. Use your old rags. Also works with napkins and orphan socks, for smaller pups.

36. Homemade Dog Toy Rope - Recycle your clothes by creating a Rope Toy for your dog out of old shirts. This is an irresistible way to save money, recycle old clothes, and create a free toy for your dog!

37. DIY T-Shirt Dog Toy - made from old t-shirts- Once the dogs start tugging on them - a lot of strings loosen up - so I was able to tie it into a circle and make it last a little longer!

38. DIY Dog Toy from t-shirt yarn - More ways to use those old tee shirts - To make this great toy for your dog use 12 strings t-shirt yarn about 1 to 2 yards long.

39. Homemade DIY Fleece Dog Toy - Watch how easy this is to make. These are super simple to make! You can use old t-shirts or blankets to make fun and free toys to donate to dogs in need at your local animal shelter. (Video)

40. Homemade Olympic Ring Dog Toy - Perfect for your aspiring athlete - these Olympic Rings are a chew toy will keep your dog occupied while you’re glued into the TV cheering for your favourite team!


41. No-Sew Dog Toy - braided doggy tug toys with a loop!

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Octopus Toy © Catherine Watt of PupVacay.com - All rights reserved
Octopus Braided toy:
42. DIY Ball Dog toy toss-able toy - use an old squeaky ball from one of your dog's toys and one of dad’s old stained polo shirts.

43. T-Shirt Ball and Tug Dog Toy - Don't toss that old T-shirt! Snip it up to make this toy for your furry friend!

44. DIY Dog Toy – The Purple Wubba - Because the world needs more purple wubbas! Make your dog his next favorite toy from old pajamas! Mitchell Crisp shows how to easily turn your old PJs into a great toy that's fun to make and that your dog will love! (Video)

45. DIY Knotted Tee Shirt Strips Dog Toy - tie a knot in the middle and braid the fringe for a dog toy with legs!

46. No Sew Fleece Octopus - How cute are these Yarn or Fleece Octopus and they are a fabulous fun and inexpensive No Sew Project that you will love to try!

47. DIY Dog Toy: Tennis Ball Buddy – Supplies: Tennis ball; strips of sturdy cloth from a kitchen towel, bath towel or blue jeans long enough to make nice tassels at both ends of the ball.

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Denim Knot Toy © Catherine Watt of PupVacay.com - All rights reserved
Knot toy:
48. Reclaimed Towel dog toy - Tie an old towel into a knot to make a great pup toy!

49. Sock Chew Toy - Frozen knot of socks. Here is an idea of a cheap chew toy that you can make from materials you find at home! Most pups just love it!

50. Denim Dog Toy - Got some old tattered jeans? Recycle them into a denim knot toy!


51. Simple DIY No-Sew Denim Dog Toy - If you have a tired pair of denim jeans and not-so-tired dog, then this simple no-sew DIY dog toy is the perfect fit...even if the jeans aren't!

Rope toys:
52. (Almost) Indestructible Chew toy - made from Hemp or jute rope and dried sweet potatoes or yams.

53. Rope Dog Toys for Heavy Chewers - Hand-tied rope toys for super chompin’ chewers. These easy to make colorful rope toys are great for any size dog.

54. Ring Dog toy - Create this two-tone ring dog toy by combining two lengths of the basic 4 strand crown knot. Easily adjust the size and scale of this toy based on the rope or the size of your pet.

55. Rope Dog Toy - A knotty ball that's fun to tie! Make a monkey's fist and the extra bits make the tails.

56. Bottle/Ball/Rope Toy - Make this one with a plastic bottle, tennis ball and some rope, add some kibble to add to the fun

57. Rope Ball Surprise Dog Toy - The surprise part of this otherwise-straightforward rope knot toy is the treat inside!

58. Y Shaped Dog Tug and Toss Toy - A little extra strength for the heavy duty chewers out there. These easy to make colorful rope toys are great for any size dog.

59. Ball and rope dog toy - This toy has a long tail which is great for swinging it around to throw it for fetch, or for playing tug-a-war. At the dog park, someone call it a fishing line for dogs.

60. Poochie Person Play Toy for Dogs - Give your dog someone else to chew on. Your dogs will love this great toy!


61. Woven Rope Bone - Heavy duty knots - make toys that are much better than the ones you can get in a store!

62. Spiral Lanyard Stitch Rope Dog Toy Tutorial - Remember the lanyard making from childhood? Use it to make a rope dog toy using poly rope in 2 colors OR para-cord for smaller dogs!

63. How to Make a Spring Pole – All you need is a spring, rope, and a place to hang it. The rope part of the spring pole is for the dog to grab onto. Any type of relatively thick rope, or even a fleece tug toy.

Ball Throw:
64. Launchable Dog Slingshot Ball - Simple slingshot made out of a hanger, surgical tubing, and a ball. (Video included)

65. Homemade Toss Ball Toy - Here’s how to make your dog a toss ball toy from a tennis ball and rope. It takes just a few minutes to make and are very inexpensive.

66. Dog Toy Catapult - sends a ball really far and the dog can reload it himself. All you need is a wooden board, screws, giant long nail, rubber bands, box lid, a giant spoon or scooper, and a dog toy.

67. Launchable Dog Slingshot Ball - This looks like it will be incredibly fun to play with. That ball really flies! (Video)

68. Homemade Throwing tug toy – This is a step by step instruction on how to splice three strand twisted cotton rope into a small circle with a tennis ball in the center to act as a dog toy. This line splicing is often used by sailors but for today it's for the dog toy. Makes a nice gift for any dog or dog lover. The rope/ line used in the video was purchased at a feed and tack store and is rated for animal use. Do not use nylon for dog toys. (Video)

69. Simple Ideas to Make Dog Toys - swinging sock ball and bright colored sock ball - holes don't matter when you use old socks to make dog toys!

Frozen Treats and Chews:
70. Super Simple DIY Frozen Socks Dog Toy - Takes a little longer than the towel toy, but just as easy! All you need is
socks. The longer the socks are, the easier it will be to make this.


71. Bully Stick Pupsicles - Replace the rawhide stick in these directions with a bully stick - uses low salt beef or chicken broth!

72. Pupsicles - Make and toss a bunch into a zip-lock bag and store in the freezer. What healthy treat could you use instead of Milkbone?

73. Doggy Ice Lick - Keep your canine friends cool this summer by making an ice lick that will your dog's interest by freezing chew toys inside a bucket filled with a mix of water and chicken broth.

74. Frozen dog treats - Frozen dog treats are a welcome treat for a trip to the beach, laying in the sun pool side or a fun filled Frisbee day at the beach.

75. Make polar fleece tug toys - 18-20" polar fleece, about 2" wide, 6 pieces. Knot one end, braid loosely. Knot the other end. BONUS - if they are soaked in water and placed on a cookie sheet until frozen they make excellent teething toys. Once they are frozen they can be stored in a Ziplock bag in the freezer. They can be reused over and over until they fall apart. Thanks to Heather Harton for this frugal dog toy idea!

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Flirt Pole Toy © Catherine Watt of PupVacay.com - All rights reserved
Flirt Pole toy:
76. Dog Toy Fishing Pole - A chasin’ and fetchin’ toy. Change the bait for a new game anytime you want! It's super simple and only costs about $2-$3 in materials
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77. Build your own Flirt Pole - Great exercise, jumping at toy gives full body workout. This is just a pole, a string, and dog toy at the end, but it will make massive gains in your dog’s posterior. (Video included)

78. Prey Stick - I knew these toys existed out there but figured there must be an easy, cheap way to make one. Good way to teach chasing skills on the way to retrieving. (Video)

79. Wolf Stick - Since it’s interactive, this turns out to be the best darn toy for an energetic dog — ever! All it takes is one trip to the home supply store, a few slices with the scissors and a series of simple square knots.

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Fox Tail Toy © Catherine Watt of PupVacay.com - All rights reserved
Foxtail Dog toy:
80. To make a foxtail dog toy you could just drop a tennis ball in one leg of old pantyhose or leggings, and tie a knot!


81. Homemade Foxtail-type Toy - This is a fairly simple way to reuse an old tennis ball to make a fun and entertaining toy. If you've never played with a Foxtail, they are surprisingly fun!

82. How to make a home made foxtail ball - This one is made out of several grocery bags and a tennis ball - seems like a lot of work, I think I would save the cutting of the bags and just knot several together. (Video)

Fleece Dog toy:
83. Fleece rope with a tennis ball in the middle - Take three strips of fleece material, braid them together, and then when you are halfway done take a tennis ball and wrap it in one of the strips so that it is covered, then keep braiding the rest of the rope. Tie off the end. The result is similar to this toy except the tennis ball is covered in fleece.

84. Fleece Puff dog toy - Use up your scraps of fleece. Better suited for light chewers. These would be great to make for cats too. I could see them tied onto a string and bounced around the room with a cat in hot pursuit!

85. Homemade Fleece Dog Toys - A leggy toy made of fleece scraps. Great toy for tug-of-war battles. This toy is called Legs, because it seems to have four legs hanging down from a center knot.

Sewn toys:
86. Goofy Alien Stuffie - Made from a felted sweater! These toys are fun to make and a great and special alternative to store bought toys.

87. Do It Yourself Christmas Dog Chew Toy - how to make a felt Christmas tree dog toy (which any dog would love to get in their stocking)!

88. Restuffable, Easy DIY Dog Toy - This easy, DIY dog toy will let you rescue destuffed toys and convert them to one your dog can unstuff over and over.

89. DIY homemade puppy toy - It’s simple, yet rugged, ragged, and apparently chewable!

90. Hopefully Indestructible DIY Dog Toy - Somehow I don’t think its indestructible. So why bother making dog toys? Because it's a fun way to use up fabric scraps from other projects, and a good way to improve and practice your sewing skills!


91. Homemade Squeaky Dog Toy - If you make them yourself, you can save money and re-purpose any non-punctured squeakers your dog has gutted. Plus, you can choose the materials and textures your dog likes, perfect for the picky toy dog.

92. Guide to Crocheting Dog Toys - If you have a dog, you probably think of him as a member of the family… so wouldn’t you want to crochet him a sweet toy? When crocheting for a dog, safety is the top priority!

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Agility Training - add tires as needed
© Catherine Watt of PupVacay.com - All rights reserved
Agility Training:
93. DIY Puppie Balance Board Toy - Teaching your puppy balance skills is a great way to increase focus, strength, and body awareness. This balance board is probably one of the easiest things you can make. If you go to the lumber aisle in your local hardware store, you should find a selection of 2 ft by 2 ft pre-cut boards.

94. DIY Agility Jump Dog Toy - An agility jump is probably the easiest obstacle you can make, and since they retail for several times the material cost, you can save a lot of money while you're at it!

95. DIY Agility Course A-Frame - With A-Frames ranging from $500 bucks to $1,000 or more I figured I would save some cash, have some fun, and build my dog an Agility A-Frame to practice on!

96. DIY Dog Agility Tire Jump - Build It Yourself Agility Equipment

Miscellaneous toys:
97. Super Tug Toy – if you are crafty, you could probably make your own! See the video and photo instructions for this Super Tug dog toys and read their important safety warnings and tips.

98. Indoor Frisbee - Tutorial is actually for a t-shirt braided rug, but simply stop making it when you get Frisbee-sized toy! This project is a great way to put all of those colorful junior high track/soccer/rugby/quidditch shirts to use.

99. DIY Ball Toy for Blind Dogs - Because every dog deserves a toy - I found the solution that works: a large size jingle bell stuffed into the Kong-brand Air Dog oversized tennis ball.

100. Make-Your-Own Soda Pop Sprinkler - If the heat is getting to you and your dog, and you have a backyard to play in, no matter how small, this would be a fun way to cool off!


101. DIY Project Handy Tugger Toy - The Handy Tugger will satisfy the toughest of tuggers. Use different types of gloves for the tugger ends. You can also vary the tube, using socks or other materials. If you have two or more dogs, they’ll certainly learn quickly what the tugger is all about!

Ten More Fun DIY Pet Stuff!  
102. Easy DIY Mud Puppy Mittens - a little pocket-shaped towel that does double-duty: mopping up the wet and catching the dry (leaving cleaner doggie feet and your hallways). Hangs neatly on a doorknob or hook when not in use!


103. Cargo Pants Convert to Dog Cooling Vest - Need to keep your pooch cool for long walks on hot sunny days? Well look no further for this multipurpose vest will fit the bill (and your dog)!

104. How to Make a Cat Tent - All you need is a cardboard box, a cushion or cat bedding and an old t-shirt to make this cat tent!

105. Old T-shirt Cat bed - made out of four, simple items: a t-shirt, two hangers, and a pillow.

106. Sweatshirt Pet Bed - Make a cozy and soft sleeping spot for your pet.

107. No-Sew Pet Bed - This pet bed looks pretty simple to make and needs no sewing at all! Probably much cheaper than buying one, and you can wash it!

108. No-Sew Blue Jeans Portable Lap Dog Bed - some blue jeans and some pillows - stuff the jeans and use them as a dog bed!

109. DIY Doggy Crate Cover - quick , easy version of a fleece crate cover!

110. Bacon Bark Sticks - a dog biscuit recipe made with real bacon and bacon fat.





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