So I moved recently, and my dog didn't have any toys. The dog toys she'd had in our previous home were shared with another dog, and thus, left behind. So I made these sock balls, which I'd made before for my mother's dog.
I wanted to see if someone else had done this, so i searched and searched and found nothing. So I figured I'd share this easy to make dog toy.
The only thing you need is socks. They can be old ones with holes like mine, or brand new. Whatever you're okay with your furbaby chewing on. I only used four, but depending on the dog and type of sock you may need more or less.
Step 1: Twist and Flip!
Twist the toe of the sock, and then flip the sock inside out over it. It should form a small ball at the bottom.
Step 2: Finish It Off!
Continue the first step until it forms a little ball.
Step 3: Next Sock!
Put the ball you just made inside of another sock, and repeat the previous steps until you have a slightly bigger ball.
Step 4: Keep Going!
(Completely forgot to take some of the pictures)
Repeat steps 1, 2, + 3 until you've used all of your socks. Tada! Sock ball. Not sure about you, but mine even bounces some.
**If you'd like a little extra structure on it, you could sew the edges of the last sock to the ball, so that your dog doesn't pull them apart. My dog prefers to fetch them, so I don't need to sew it. But my mother's dog is a big chewer, so his had to be sewn time and time again.
If you had trouble understanding these steps, you can watch the video here: