Introduction: Giant Dog Toy
Hi, these instructions will lead you to make a super cool giant dog toy made from simple household items. Actually, at first it was supposed to be a giant Q-Tip, but when we fell short on paint, our original plan didn't work out. That's when we realized that we could make a realistic giant dog toy from the foundation of an unrealistic Q-Tip. This prop is not meant to be used as an actual dog toy, but rather as a prop. We hope you enjoy, and build a dog toy for your next production!
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Step 1: Materials
These are the materials necessary to build the giant dog toy. Note that everything here are general household items. You will need:
1. Stuffing from a pillow
2. White paint (spray paint is best)
4. The base of a wrapping paper roll (anything pole-like will work)
Step 2: Create the Bulbs
Your first step is to create bulbs on the ends of the pole. To do this, you have to crumple up a few pieces of paper. Then, you hot glue them to the end of the pole, and tape all around the paper, at the base of the paper (where it meets the pole), and just do whatever it takes with the tape to get the bulbs to stay.
Step 3: Remove the Stuffing
The next thing you do is remove the stuffing from the pillow, so that it can be glued onto the pole and the bulbs in our next step. All you have to do is cut open the pillow, and grab the stuffing from it.
Step 4: Start Gluing
The next step is to glue on the stuffing. This is probably the most important step. Little by little, you coat patches of the pole and the bulbs with glue and cover them with the stuffing from your pillow. It is important that you leave no spots with no stuffing, otherwise your final product will look incomplete. The first photo is of the step itself (sorry for the blurriness), and the next photo shows what it should look like when this step is complete.
Step 5: Spray Paint
Your final step is to take a can of white spray paint and paint the entire dog toy. Once you have achieved the shade you want, let it dry for 24 hours. Now you're done! Enjoy!