DIY Paw Print Canvases – perfect for a holiday weekend
By Lindsay Shostal
What mom doesn’t cherish a print of her precious baby’s hands and feet? Pinterest posts on how to capture your little one’s prints are everywhere, and I started thinking about how I could make this craft dog-friendly. After all, moms come in all shapes and sizes, and whether you’re a mom to a human baby or a fur baby, it’s special to know that you’re loved and appreciated. I also thought that creating paw prints would be a cute little project to do with my regular doggie daycare clients as a gift for their owners, who do such a wonderful job taking care of them.
Tools needed for this project:
– Canvas, or anything else you’d like to hang in your house. Something as simple as a piece of paper would even work.
– Non-toxic paint. Be creative! For added flair, do your paw prints in more than one color!
– Bin of water
– A cooperative dog!
Keep in mind: this isn’t supposed to be a traumatic experience for your dog. If your pup’s not comfortable with this activity, don’t force it.
I found all of my supplies at the dollar store. I went with purple, as it’s one of my favorite colors.
Set everything up on the floor, so the dogs can check it out…sniff sniff sniff!
Lady even made sure the paint was non-toxic (don’t worry, she didn’t actually eat it!)
Theo was wondering about his canvas. I had to explain to him that Father’s Day isn’t until June!
Lady was ready to go! Stamping was easy with her, because she’s very relaxed with being handled. She enjoyed the extra attention.
Check out her beautiful art work… I think her mom is going to LOVE it!
And here is a completed piece! Declan, Ducati and Lady had a fun afternoon at doggie daycare, and I hope their moms loved their special paw-made gifts.