10 Wag-tastic Dog Crafts For Preschoolers

| Last Updated: September 23, 2022

Looking for some fun, easy, and educational crafts to do with your preschooler? Look no further than these ten wag-tastic dog crafts! From simple paper plate projects to more complicated sewing patterns, there’s something here for every skill level. And best of all, each one is guaranteed to be a hit with your little ones. So grab some supplies and get started on these paws-itively adorable crafts today!

Great Dog Crafts for Preschoolers

There is so many great dog crafts for preschoolers! These simple and fun crafts are perfect for little ones to make. From pet balloon dogs to paper bag puppies, there is a craft for every child. If you’re searching for a fun and educational project for your child, these wonderful dog crafts are the way to go!

Drawing | Creativity | Fine Motor Skills

1. Pet Balloon Dog

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Today, we will learn how to make a pet balloon dog. This is a fantastic craft for kids of all ages and only requires a few materials you probably already have around the house. Let’s get started!

You will need:

  • Balloons (any colors)
  • Crepe paper (any colors)
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon (any colors)
  • Double-sided tape
  • Black marker

To make the pet balloon dog:

  1. Inflate your balloons, and on the front, draw a puppy face. 
  1. Use the tie as a guide for where the nose will go. 

  2. Cut and secure the leash, then attach crepe paper ears and a streamer for the tail with double-sided tape.

There you have it! Your very own pet balloon dog. These are so much fun to make and play with, and they’re sure to put a smile on your face. Thanks for craftin’ with us today. Until next time!

Still need more details? Visit Kids Love WHAT.

Fine Motor Skills | Critical Thinking | Drawing

2. Slinky Dog

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Slinky Dog is a fun and easy craft you can make with your kids. All you need are some basic materials and a little bit of creativity.

To make Slinky Dog, you’ll need foam paper in tan, brown, and dark brown, large googly eyes, silver pipe cleaners, a black Sharpie, a pencil, hot glue, and scissors.


  1. First, use a pencil to sketch out all the shapes of the dog parts on foam paper. Then cut out the shapes with scissors. Once the pieces are cut out, begin assembling them with hot glue. Make sure to keep the front and back of his body separated while you are gluing everything together.
  1. The front section of Slinky Dog should include the head, snout, nose, ears, front legs, and forepaws. The back body circle and tail should form the back portion of our dog’s character. It’s time to add the finishing touches once you’ve all the pieces. Glue two googly eyes on Slinky’s head; draw his eyebrows and mouth with a black Sharpie or permanent marker using white paint as a base.
  1. Let’s connect the Slinky Dog’s two sides with a spring. Wrap the silver pipe cleaner around a cylinder to create a spiral “spring.” Take your sizeable slinky-shaped pipe cleaner and hot glue each end to the body pieces of Slink Dog. The two ends should be joined, and you may now stretch and squash Slink like a genuine slinky dog after the glue has dried!

That’s it! Your Slinky Dog is now complete. Be sure to show him off to all your friends and family. We’re sure they’ll be impressed with your handiwork. And who knows, maybe they’ll even want to make their own Slinky Dog!

You may also visit Kids Activities Blog for the full instructions.

Fine Motor Skills | Control | Creativity

3. Craft Stick Doggy

You can make this adorable Craft Stick Doggy with just a few supplies with your preschoolers! They’ll learn some valuable skills along the way too.

To make this pup, you’ll need construction paper, craft sticks, googly eyes, cardstock, a small black cotton ball, and a black marker.

Have your preschoolers glue eight craft sticks with a piece of cardstock on the back for reinforcement. Let dry before continuing. With the eight horizontal craft sticks, have them glue the three remaining vertical ones on top.

Finish constructing your puppy by adding two big, brown floppy ears. Then, add a pair of feet and a waggly tail. Once you have those on the back page, it’s time to put on the finishing touches: googly eyes, a black cotton ball nose, and some whiskers made with a black pen marker.

Your preschooler will love playing with their new pup – and you’ll love that they’re developing important fine motor, counting, and patterning skills!

Have fun with this craft found at Our Kid Things.

Imagination | Fine Motor Skills | Coloring

4. Toilet Paper Roll Dogs

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Toilet paper roll dogs are a great way to teach your preschooler some new skills! They can learn how to cut and glue, and they’ll have fun doing it! Plus, they’ll love playing with their new dog friends when they’re done. Here’s how to make them:

First, you’ll need some paper rolls, thin boxes, scissors, crayons or markers, and white or colored paper.


Cover the toilet paper rolls with white paper, then draw black dots on them to create Dalmatian spots. Next, draw the head shape, tail, and legs on a cereal box and cut it out. Glue the pieces onto white paper or color them white. Then, add facial details and paws. Once everything dries, glue on the legs, tail, and head.

For a Daschund, you’ll need two paper rolls to create a long body. Follow the same steps as above, but make sure to adjust the size of the head and legs accordingly.

Your preschooler will have a blast making these toilet paper roll dogs! And they’ll be so proud of their finished products.

So get crafting and have fun! Try it at Craftsy Hacks.

Coloring | Drawing | Creativity

5. Coffee Filter Dog Craft

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Making this craft is a great way to spend quality time with your little ones and a perfect opportunity to teach them new skills! All you’ll need is a white basket coffee filter, construction paper (any color), a glue stick, crayons, and washable markers.

Begin by having your child draw two eyes in the top center of the coffee filter with a black crayon. Then, tell them to add a light brown circle over one eye (to make a spot) and color the rest of the coffee filter dark brown. Both areas must be colored in completely.

Let’s continue our lesson by creating an upside-down triangle for the nose. Draw two curved lines that come down from the nose in either direction to make the mouth. It’s time to create some ears now! Brown crayons were used to draw two floppy ears, which were then colored using a brown marker. You could also use construction paper or felt for this step.

Finally, we decided to put a few whisker freckles on each cheek. We used a black crayon, but you may also use a black marker or some black paint dots. Have your child draw a few bones in the background to complete the picture. 

And that’s all there is to it! Your child’s coffee filter dog craft is now finished.

We hope you and your child had fun making this craft together! You may also drop by at 3 Boys and a Dog.

Gross Motor Skills | Painting | Drawing

6. Dog Footprint Craft

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Making a footprint dog is a fun and easy way to create a cute little craft with your child. All you need is some brown paint, white cardstock paper, a black marker, and a red sequin.

To make the footprint dog:

  1. Paint your child’s foot brown and stamp it on white cardstock paper.
  1. Paint a nose and a tail using a tiny paintbrush.
  1. Let the paint dry, then use a black marker to draw on the dog’s face.
  1. Draw and glue a red sequin onto a red collar with paint or a marker.

After you cut out the puppy dog, you will have an adorable little craft!

This is a fun and easy project for parents or teachers to do with preschoolers. It’s a great way to let your child’s creativity shine while teaching them some simple painting and cutting skills. Give it a try today!                                 

Have fun making this craft, and check out Easy Peasy and Fun.

Following Direction | Fine Motor Skills | Creativity

7. Paper Bag Puppies

Parents and teachers, introduce your preschoolers to the crafting world with this easy and adorable paper bag puppy craft! Not only is this a great way to spend quality time together, but your little ones will also learn valuable skills.  Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A paper bag
  • Glue
  • Black and pink markers
  • Black foam or paper
  • Scissors

To get started, have your child draw a puppy face on the paper bag. Then, using the black foam or paper, help them cut out their ears and glue them onto the paper bag. Finally, use the markers to add some finishing touches, like a nose and mouth.

There you have it! A cute and cuddly paper bag puppy that your child helped create. This simple craft is perfect for practicing following directions, fine motor skills, and creative expression. So go ahead and give it a try!

If you’re feeling extra creative, try making this and visit Little Learning Corner.

Critical Thinking | Fine Motor Skills | Following Directions

8. Paper Plate Dog Mask

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This tutorial will show you how to make an adorable paper plate dog mask! This craft is perfect for preschoolers and is a great way to teach them about shapes, colors, and patterns. Plus, it’s just plain fun!

A paper plate, a pencil, paint, paintbrush, pom poms, glitter, elastic, hot glue, school glue, scissors, utility knife, hole punch, and a mask template download are all you need.

  1. Firstly, print out the mask template. Cut it out after you’re done printing. Once that’s complete, take the back of a paper plate and trace the entire template onto it; this is only meant to be a guide, so don’t worry about making everything perfect – just try your best to match up the curve of the template with the plate’s curved edge. Also, make sure to trace the bottom part of the mask, as well as both eyes and the top three slits.
  1. Cut your mask out from the plate with scissors, then use a utility knife to make two cuts at the top of each slit. This will allow you to tie the elastic easily.
  1. Now it’s time to decorate! Let your little one’s creativity run wild as they paint their mask. They can use whatever colors, patterns, or designs they like. Once the paint is dry, add some pom poms and glitter for extra sparkle.
  1. To finish, tie a piece of elastic to each side of the mask. Using the template, you’ll want to ensure the elastic is about six inches long. Once the elastic is in place, use hot glue to secure it to the back of the mask.

And that’s it! Your child can now strut their stuff in their own paper plate dog mask. We hope you had as much fun making this craft as we did!

What a fun craft it is, right? You can also visit Worthwritingfor.com to download the template. 

Fine Motor Skills | Creativity | Following Directions

9. Styrofoam Cup Dog Craft

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This is a simple and fun craft that can be done with the kids. It’s perfect for younger children as it only requires a few materials, and they can learn valuable skills along the way.

You’ll need:

  • 16 oz. and 85. oz foam cups
  • Scissors
  • Card stock
  • Pink paper for the tongue
  • Black pompom for the nose
  • Black pen marker
  • Glue or tape

Here’s how to make it:

First, you’ll need to make creases in the smaller cup to create the dog’s head and mouth. Next, glue the smaller cup sideways onto the bottom of the larger cup. Then, draw and cut out ear shapes, arm shapes, and bone shapes from the card stock and glue them onto the cups. Finally, add a black pompom for the nose and some pink paper for the tongue. Draw on the eyes and feet with a black sharpie marker, and you’re done!

This is an excellent activity for kids of all ages, as it helps them to develop their fine motor skills, learn to follow instructions, and be creative. So go ahead and give it a try! We’d love to see how your foam cup dogs turn out, so be sure to share a photo with us on social media.

Head over to Daniellesplace.com, to find the full instructions.

Counting | Matching | Sorting

10. Candy Bar Dog Craft

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This is a simple and fun Candy Bar Dog Craft that your kids will love! It’s a great way to teach them basic skills like counting, matching, and sorting. Plus, it’s a delicious treat!

You’ll need:

  • Hershey’s Kisses (head)
  • Twix candy bars (body)
  • Chocolate chips (feet)
  • Colored licorice (collar)
  • Marshmallow (eyes)
  • Caramel fudge squares (tail, ears, and neck)
  • Chocolate cookie icing (glue)
  • Black decorating gel


Glue four dark chocolate chips to the bottom of the Twix bar for the dog’s feet. Let the frosting set for one minute. Mold a piece of caramel fudge into a dog tail and attach it to one end of the candy bar using chocolate icing. Hold onto the tail for a few minutes until the frosting secures it.

Create a neck for the dog out of caramel fudge and attach it to the dog’s front end. Then, wrap a small piece of licorice around the neck to create the dog’s collar. Attach the Hershey’s Kisses head to the new neck using chocolate icing. Wait until you are ready to use them before making eyes out of marshmallows so they will be sticky enough to adhere without frosting.

First, shape the ears out of caramel fudge and attach them to the head with chocolate frosting. Then, secure the head to the neck of the dog with more chocolate frosting. The final touch is to add a black gel dot for the nose and then freeze it.

Your Candy Bar Dog Craft is now complete! Enjoy!

For more information about this yummy and creative dessert, visit Twokidsandacoupon.com.


These are just a few of the many wag-tastic dog crafts for preschoolers that are out there. With a little creativity and imagination, the sky is the limit when crafting with your little ones. So get creative and have some fun! Your preschoolers will love it! And so will you! Happy Crafting!

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