There are always ways to create nifty toys for your dogs without spending a lot of money. Save your dollars, and even the Earth, with these great DIY dog toy ideas.
IrresistablePets.net offers instructions on how to make a dog rope. Not only is this a toy dogs will enjoy playing tug-o-war with, but it's a great way of recycling old clothes from your closet. Materials needed for this simple project are three old T-shirts and a pair of scissors. Cut the T-Shirts into strips (about 3-4 strips per shirt). Gather all the strips together and tie a knot at the very top. Then, braid the rope all the way down and tie with another knot. This toy will be a hit for those pets who love to chew and play against a component.
Another great idea is the Sock N' Ball from WiseBread.com. The only two materials you need is an old sock and a dull tennis ball. Place the tennis ball into the toe part of the sock and tie a knot to secure it. Presto, instant dog toy.
Have you been meaning to recycle old stuffed animals? NoOrdinaryHomestead.com suggests to gift it to your dog instead. It may be an old, worn-out stuffed animal to you but a dog will go bananas over a new toy they can chew and carry around.
Does your pet crave the toys with the crinkling sound? It only takes an old T-shirt, pieces of paper and an empty plastic bottle to craft up their new favorite toy. First, cut a rectangle from the shirt. Then take a small, empty plastic bottle and flatten it. Then, place the crushed bottle in the middle on the fabric. Take pieces of paper and ball them up (like you're about to throw them in the trash). Place the balled-up paper on top of the bottle on the fabric. Then roll up the fabric to conceal the bottle and paper. Knot each end of the rolled up fabric so the insides do not come out.