This is a great craft, for the youngest crafters who may not have the skills to complete a more complicated project. This would also work well for pre-school or elementary school project.
You will need:
Thick 8-ply knitting wool
White glue or glue stick
Dog photos or pictures
Instructions for the project: Have the child draw, or trace a large clear picture of a dog onto the cardboard. Remember that this is just the basic outline, so you don’t need to worry, about it looking exactly like the picture. Have the child draw a mouth and eyes, and outline the ears and tail. Have an adult, pre-cut the yarn into one or two-inch strands. You can use an egg carton to separate the colors, and to make selecting and handling of the yarn easier. You can then show your child how to glue the yarn strands onto the dog outline, creating fur-like patterns. Once the dog is finished, you can have the child give the dog a name and make up a story, explaining how the dog came to have such brightly colored fur