Introduction: Silencing Noisy Dog Tags
Is that the sound of loose change? Slow your roll panhandler.... i've got no change here for you, only two slightly stupid dogs, and some dog tags on their collars that don't know when to quit.
I was at the Maker Faire a few months back, and stopped by the Sugru booth. Very cool stuff that has a multitude of awesome functions. I got a hold of some and was thinking of totally useless ways that I could play with it. I am easily entertained and just wanted to open all the packs to look at the different colors.
My boyfriend sat me down, had an intervention, and then decided he would find an appropriate use for the Sugru. (He is a total debbie downer.) So after taking the goods away from me, he decided he would wrap our dogs tags in them, so that they would make our pups stealthy and more ninja like.....
Step 1: Step 1: Gather Materials
What I used:
-One pack of Sugru
-A plastic mat to roll out your Sugru on (There's a warning it might stain, so I didn't roll it out directly on my table top or counter)
-An extact-o knife
-Two unsuspecting dogs
Step 2: Step 2: Work It! Mold It! Work It!
Pull the Sugru out of the package and start rolling it around and working it into the desired consistency and thickness. Its ready to go out of the pack, but i think its something from our childhood play-do days that makes us wanna squish it in our fingers first. Just don't be like me and try to eat it.
Step 3: Step 3: Wrap It Up
Take the Sugru and simply wrap around the dog tags. Don't worry if its not perfect, you are going to be able to trim the excess off for a nice clean edge when its all dried and cured.
Step 4: Step 4: WAIT!... No Really, Just Wait
Now after all your hard work, pat yourself on the back and reward yourself with a milkshake. Let the sugru dry for a day or so before you start manhandling it. I know its tempting to touch it..but dont. step away.
Step 5: Step 5: Trim It Up
Use the xact-o knife and trim off the excess sugru so you have a nice clean edge, and that you have a hole big enough to thread the key ring in for the collar. And Voila! es FIN
Step 6: Step 6: Grab El Pooches
Grab the unsuspecting dogs, and put the collars on. Now you can walk around in silence and commence ninja like activities.
The best part is that when we walk our dogs now, the tags don't set off all the dogs in the neighboring homes. Its not pleasant when the whole block is barking and howling at 6am.