Dog Crafts

Puppy Love Painted Nails
Show your puppy love with a creative manicure.
Show your puppy love with a creative manicure.

If your kids love puppies, they'll love a dog craft the lets them show it -- right on their fingertips. Grab your nail polish, acrylic paints, and brushes, as well as a few friends for help. You're all on your way to the coolest manicure you've ever seen. Ready, set, paint!

What You'll Need:

  • Nail polish or acrylic paints in light brown, black, and pink
  • Small paintbrushes
  • Toothpicks

How to Paint Puppy Love Nails:Step 1: Paint nails any color. Let dry.

Step 2: Using light brown paint, paint a pear shape in the center of the nail. Let dry. This will be the puppy's head.

Step 3: Using black paint, paint an arch on each side of the puppy's head. These are the puppy's ears.

Paint your nails with puppy faces,

Step 4: Using black paint, paint 2 dots at the top of the head (eyes), a larger dot in the center (nose), and a smiling mouth under the nose.

Step 5: Using black paint and a toothpick, paint several tiny dots on each side of the nose.

Step 6: Using pink paint, paint a half-circle tongue under the puppy's mouth. Now you have a perfectly poochy manicure!

In the next dog craft, your kids will make a new fuzzy friend. Learn how to create a chenille poodle, chihuahua, or dachshund in the next section.

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