Dog crafts encourage you and your kids to switch gears and try making something cool and creative. Relax -- you've been bending your brains all week! These fun dog crafts for kids just might be the break you all need.

You'll find terrific activities for kids and dog lovers of all ages, plus gift ideas for family, friends, and your favorite furry pets. Be careful, though. Some of these dog crafts are so cool your kids may want to keep making more and more of them!

Follow the links below to learn how to make playtime crafts, useful everyday things, and decorative doggie items:

Furry Friend Frames

Paint and decorate a special frame just for Fido's snapshot.

No, No, Fido!

Learn how kids can make a simple shaker to train doggie to behave.

Puppet Puppy

Work with little ones to create a puppet pal, who happens to be a cute pooch!

Puppy Love Painted Nails

Treat your daughters and friends to an adorable painted doggie manicure.

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Make a few new furry friends, including a chenille poodle, chihuahua, and dachshund.

Keep reading to learn how your kids can make a Furry Friend Frame, the perfect place to showcase photos of Fido and the whole family.

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