Carl's Christmas is a wordless book but the illustrations speak volumes. Carl, the rottweiller, is the guardian of a little baby and they have many wonderful adventures together but always under Carl's watchful eyes. Check out Carl's website for some coloring pages and activities.
Today's activity is for the dog in your life. It is an easy to make collar cover and can be decorated any way you wish. I hope you have fun with it :)
Activity: Fancy Felt Dog Collar
•felt - wool prefered for durability
Step 1: the pattern size will depend on your dog's collar; make a rectangle that is the length of the collar up until where it buckles; the width should be about 3/4" wider than the collar on each side
Step 2: using your pattern, cut out two pieces from your felt
Step 3: embellish one side of one collar piece; designs can be glued or sewn on; if you want it really fancy try adding sequins and jingle bells!
Step 4: lay your two felt pieces on top of each other, embellished side facing out, and stitch together on each long side about 1/4" from the edge; I used a running stitch but feel free to do what you like
Step 5: slide your dog's collar through your felt sleeve
Step 6: put the collar on your dog and tell her how pretty she looks, or how handsome he looks!