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,
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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