Last week, I cut up a bunch of t-shirts to make an Easter Basket for YMGP. I had a little bit of yarn left, and I wanted to make sure to put those t-shirts to their full potential by using all the yarn.
I love my dog. But, she doesn’t always get the attention she deserves with a toddler running around. So, I try to make some special time for her. I decided it would be fun to make her a special yarn scrap dog toy for our mommy-puppy time.
Hypothesis: My dog will love a toy made of t-shirt yarn scraps (and a couple tennis balls).
I cut the remaning t-shirt yarn into arm lengths.
Then I separated it into three equal piles and braided each one.
I started to braid them together stopping one-third of the way through to insert a tennis ball. In order to insert the ball, I had to cut holes in each side of it. I did this with a heavy-duty pair of kitchen scissors.
In order to thread one of the braids through, I had to fashion a needle out of wire. Pulling it through was the hardest part of this whole project.
Fair warning… Cute pictures coming up…. HERE GIRL!
She loved it. She played with it all day. However, we eventually started calling it her ‘one-day toy’. She is really smart, and almost always figures out the weak spot in toys and bones and focuses her energy to cause maximum destruction. Well, she found the weakness in the yarn scrap dog toy – that I only strung the tennis balls on one of the three t-shirt yarn braids. If I did this again, I would thread all three. Oh well, we had some fun and she had an awesome toy – for a day.