Last updated on February 1st, 2023 at 06:51 am
Do your kids love dogs? Mine does, especially my son. When we’re outside he practically goes running after every dog walker. I can understand the passion! I, myself, love little pups…really any animal big or small is a win in my book. But this little puppy craft is extra cute…and fun to put together.
This is also a great craft for any dog-loving kids who don’t have a dog but want one. I mean having a real dog is hard work. It’s practically like having another toddler running around, am I right?
But whether you love dogs or just in general love the build-an-animal crafts, this craft surely will keep your little one happy and busy.
All about the Build-a-Puppy Craft:
This Build-a-Puppy craft features 2 pages:
- One page is the puppy without color so he can be colored, cut out and put together.
- If your kids aren’t a fan of coloring, there is a pre-colored version consisting of a brownish/tan little puppy.
With either version, simply cut out the pieces and put the little puppy together with a bit of glue/paste. Hang the puppy on the fridge or give it away as a crafty gift. It’s that simple
This is also a great homeschooling craft for preschoolers or kindergarteners. Not only does it give kids practice with scissors but putting the puppy together teaches kids how to work their brains creatively.
Go ahead and laminate
I recommend laminating all of our Build activities. Laminating gives this craft a bit more permanence. Kids can put the craft together over and over again without worrying about having to cut and color each time. I don’t use anything fancy, just a simple and easy laminator. This is the laminator I use and recommend, you literally just turn it on, it heats up, and you’re ready to start laminating anything everything!
I’m also a big fan of the self-sealing laminating pouches! They are super easy! You literally just place your printable in a letter size pouch, run it through the laminator and you have a sealed and long-lasting item!
Also, if you do choose to laminate, stick little self-adhesive velcro dots on the laminated pieces so your kids can attach and reattach easily. This eliminates the use of any messy glue!
Below is what will be included in your download (see the bottom of the page for actual download instructions):
Need a little guidance? This is what our puppy looks like when he’s all put together. A little cutie, I must say!
Format: This printable comes in a PDF format and prints out on 8.5″x11″ standard size letter paper. Making it easy to print on any printer!
Need some craft supplies?
Amazon has always been my go-to for most of my office and craft supplies. If you print a lot of printables and spend time coloring, gluing and adding some extra jazz to them, our list of supplies can help!
I’ve split the list up into a basic list and a fancier list if you’re going to put a little more pizazz into your printables.
The basic list:
- White paper
- White cardstock
- Scissors (for adults)
- Scissors (for kids)
- Liquid Glue
- Glue stick
- Colored pencils
- Fine-point Dry Erase Markers
- Scotch tape
- Double-sided tape
- Laminate Self-sealing Pouches (no machine needed)
- Velcro dots
- Hole Puncher
- Craft String
- Ornament Hooks
The fancier list:
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Hello from Israel
Thank you! So glad you’re enjoying them! :)
Thanks from Brazil! (:
Thank you for this beautiful material.