I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but dog toys are expensive. And the really aggravating thing is within minutes, the entire thing is usually destroyed. I may as well just throw $5 bills in the backyard and tell them to have at it.
After making my own T-shirt scarf and then reading Reuse, Refresh, Repurpose I was inspired to use several of the kids’ T-shirts they had outgrown to help solve this problem.
I started with a small T-shirt of Lexi’s.
I began by cutting 1” strips from the base of the T-shirt up to the arm hole level.
Here I am doing just that.
Just seconds after taking this picture, my cousin who was in the pool playing in our canoe cut is foot trying to get in the canoe and we had to do some major first aid.
It was so bad even a few band-aids wouldn’t cover it. I had to use paper towels to cover the bleeding and then use medical tape from the girls’ play doctor kit to tape it down.
I’ve now marked gathering a first aid kit high on priority list.
When you’re done with the first aid emergency, return to the cutting until you’ve cut strips all the way around the T-shirt.
Then, gather 3 strands at a time and braid the strips.
When you get to the bottom of the braid, tie two strips together and then tie to other strips together to keep the braid in.
The finished product looks like this.
And then, you just hand it to the dogs and they figure out what’s next.
The whole project, first aid interruption withholding, should only take you about 5 minutes.
Works for me!
This post is linked to Works for Me Wednesday.