Dog bone Place Mat
Parental supervision is recommended
Forget the patty whack, just give the dog a bone with this Dog bone place mat. This cut and paste craft helps keeps floors clean around the dishes of enthusiastic kibble gobblers.
What you'll need:
- 12"x22" Piece of construction paper or fabric (they have wonderful variegated types of fabric)
- Con-Tact paper
- Pen or pencil
- Scrap paper to use as a pattern
- Marker, if desired
How to make it:
- Draw a bone shape about 11"x20" on the paper. The middle of our bone was 8" thick.
- Cut out the pattern.
- Trace around the pattern on paper or fabric, then cut out.
- If you would like, you can use the marker and add your pet's name to the bone. Let dry.
- Cut 2 pieces of Con-Tact paper to fit over the bone. (one for the front and one for the back)
- Lay the bone flat on your table.
Note: This works best on a countertop so it will peel off easily and doesn't damage a wood surface or pick up lint off of a fabric table covering.
- Peel the paper off the Con-tact paper a small area at a time so as to be able to apply evenly to the bone.
Note: Some people find it easier to lay the Con-tact paper on the table with the paper side up. They then peel off the paper backing little by little. They would then be placing the bone on top of the Con-tact paper as they peel off the backing.
- Turn the bone so the side without the Con-tact paper is facing up.
- Peel off the backing a little at a time from the second sheet of Con-tact paper. Apply to the bone.
- Press firmly around all edges.
- Cut around the bone, leaving at least a 1/2" margin around the bone to seal it in.
- Give it to your pet now, or wrap it up as a present.
We created this place mat with some fabric that looked like a "bone" in the coloring of the fabric. You can use construction paper or fabric. Con-tact paper makes it easy to wipe off.
I made this for my mother's dogs a few years ago. It has held up very well and still looks new.