Projects Just for Kids!

Pet Bed

One bed earns credit for 2 hour of volunteer time.

You Need:

  • New or clean used bath towel (BATH TOWEL ONLY)
  • Batting from fabric shop the thicker the happier
  • Needle and Thread, sewing machine would be good
  • Odd yarn

Directions:

Fold the towel in half width wise. Sew up the outside edges. Cut the batting to fit the inside of the towel and insert. Sew the opening closed. Now take pieces of yarn and stitch through the entire towel and batting and tie off. Place the yarn tie-downs evenly on the pet bed. This helps the batting not to shift and bunch when being washed. You have a great easy-clean-pet bed. The homeless cats and dogs do like these.


Cat Toys

10 toys earns credit for 1 hour of volunteer time.

You Need:

  • Baby Socks (BABY SOCKS ONLY)
  • Stuffing or fiberfill
  • Dry Catnip

Directions:

Take a baby sock and fill from toe to heel with stuffing. Now add a pinch of dry catnip. Pinch the sock around the heel and ankle. Stretch the ankle and cuff and tie itself close to the heel. Done! An easy cat toy to make and cats love it.


Doggie Treats

One batch earns credit for 2 hour of volunteer time.

You Need:

  • 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup powdered milk
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ cup ice water
  • 6 tbsp. margarine, shortening or meat drippings
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, milk, salt and sugar. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles cornmeal. Mix in egg. Add enough water so that the mixture forms a ball. With your fingers, pat out the dough to .5" inch thickness on a lightly oiled cookie sheets. Cut with biscuit or cookie cutter into shapes. Save the scraps and pat them out with the next batch. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Store in zip lock bag in the freezer.


Bunny Garden

You need:

  • Clean old margarine container
  • Potting soil
  • Seeds for grass, alfalfa, carrots, lettuce

Directions:

Punch a few little holes in the bottom of your container. Add you soil to ? inch of the top. Moisten the soil and let it drain. Plant your seeds into the soil. Keep this moist but do not drown. Keep in moderate indirect sun. When the seed are 2 inches or more give the planter to the bunny and start another.