Printable Dog Walking Toys

Printable Dog Walking Toys

These printable pups want to go for a walk and you can help them out! Put your plastic drinking straws to use as their leashes and let the fun begin.

Printable Dog Walking Toys

Plastic drinking straws are a problem for our environment. Instead of using straws one time and throwing them out, make them into a fun toy. Simply wash a few used flexible straws to give them a new purpose!

If you don’t want to use straws for this, you can also swap in pipe cleaners for the leash. Either way is fun to play with as you walk these colorful dogs.

Printable Dog Walking Toys

Ready to get started? Because it’s time for walkies!

what you need:

Printable Dog Walking Toys
  • Printable dog images
  • Cardstock
  • Clean Flexible Straws or Pipe Cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • Tape
  • Glue Stick

how-to:

Printable Dog Walking Toys

Step 1
Print the dog walkers PDF on cardstock and cut out the shapes. Some of the tight angles are tricky to cut, but if you cut into them from the two sides (like you’re cutting a slice of pie), it’s easier.

Printable Dog Walking Toys

Step 2
Fold the two edges of the rectangle piece on the dotted lines. Punch a hole at the marked circle.

Printable Dog Walking Toys

Step 3
Extend the flexible straw all the way, then bend it down as far as it will go.

Trim the short section of the straw to make it shorter than the rectangle piece. For the green dog, you’ll need to trim it more than for the other dogs.

Printable Dog Walking Toys

Step 4
Insert the short section in the punched hole on the rectangle, then tape it to the non-printed side.

Printable Dog Walking Toys

Step 5
Apply glue stick to the two folded down flaps of the rectangle.

Printable Dog Walking Toys

Step 6
Stick the two cut out dogs to the sides of the rectangle. Make sure that the straw comes out near the dog’s collar.

Printable Dog Walking Toys

Dogs love other doggy friends (most of the time), so be sure to make a few more dogs so they can play together. Of course, remind them to stay friendly with each other!

Printable Dog Walking Toys

Now, grab hold of the end of the straw leash and take your new pup for a walk!

Printable Dog Walking Toys

Walking these dogs just on their own is fun, but you can also use them with dolls so they can have some pets to play with. They could even start a dog-walking service. The good news is that with straw leashes, they won’t get all tangled up!

Printable Dog Walking Toys

Happy crafting!

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