Teach Your Kids How to Make a Dog Bed

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Teach Your Kids How to Make a Dog Bed

by Caitlina Fuller


A fun project to undertake with your kids is making a dog bed. Of course, you could go out and spend a hundred dollars or more on designer dog beds but that would not be nearly as much fun as teaching your kids how to make a dog bed for their special pet. They will always remember how much fun it was to make something so special and they will love watching little Fido making himself comfortable on the dog bed they made. There are some basic things you will need before you begin making dog beds.

The first thing you will need to buy is foam. Make sure you buy a commercial grade foam that is heavy duty and comfortable so that your dog will be cozy on his little dog bed. Choose at least four inches of foam and up to eight depending on how cushiony you want to make the bed.

The next thing you will want to buy is fabric. Now, you may want to choose several swatches of commercial grade fabric and take them home and let the kids choose which ones they like the best. The reason for this is that if you take your kids to the fabric store they will likely pick out a fabric that is cutesy and fun but that is not of a high enough grade to withstand the wear and tear of your pet. So, to avoid any fights or disappoints just pick out as many swatches of commercial grade fabric as possible and then let the kids pick so they have some input.

You will also need some heavy duty thread. Usually upholstery thread is strong enough and will do a great job. Just pick a color that will match the fabric and that is all you will need. If your kids are really into making this dog bed and they know how to use a sewing machine then help them sew the pieces of the dog bed together after you cut them out. Remember that you can make your dog bed in any shape you like. Round, square, rectangle, oval, or anything at all will work. Just make sure that the bed is bigger than your pet and you have enough room to accommodate it. Other than that this is all you need to know about making a dog bed with your kids. Just do your best to make it fun and your kids will love the project not to mention Fido!

Caitlina Fuller is a freelance writer. A fun project to undertake with your kids is making a dog bed.

Of course, you could go out and spend a hundred dollars or more on designer dog beds but that would not be nearly as much fun as teaching your kids how to make a dog bed for their special pet. They will always remember how much fun it was to make something so special and they will love watching little Fido making himself comfortable on the dog bed they made. There are some basic things you will need before you begin making dog beds.



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