Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Craft Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Elementary + Preteen Craft: Gifts for Our Four-Legged Friends Published: November 13, 2020 Use the following ideas to create simple gifts for four-legged friends this Christmas—or consider having kids take these gifts to a shelter to donate. Materials 2 feet of 1/2 cotton rope per child (available at hardware and crafts stores), dried catnip (available at pet stores), brightly colored children’s socks, cotton fill, gently used tube socks, and nontoxic permanent markers Time: About 30 minutes Elementary + Preteen Craft: Gifts for Our Four-Legged Friends Chewies (for dogs): Have kids tie a knot at each end of a 2-foot length of cotton rope. Catnip Delights (for cats): Have kids fill the toes of a child’s sock with dried catnip. Then have them tie the opening tightly shut. Play Buddies (for cats and dogs): Have kids fill the foot of a tube sock with cotton fill. Then have them tie off the opening tightly and fold the sock over itself. Using nontoxic permanent markers, have kids draw a face on the sock below the sock cuff. Place all the gifts for our four-legged friends in a large basket and donate them to a local pet shelter. You could also look for a non-profit that helps people in need care for their pets. If children are giving their pets these presents, consider wrapping them with a bow to make it extra special! Looking for more ideas? Check out these posts! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!