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Craft Ideas
Animal Assisted Therapy

CHECK OUT THESE FUN CRAFT IDEAS YOUR PETS WILL LOVE!!!

Pine Cone Bird Feeder
You will need:
A Large Pine Cone
String
Peanut Butter
Bird Seed
Find a large pine cone
Tie a string around the top part of the pine cone
Tie a loop with the other side of the string (for hanging)
Cover pine cone in peanut butter, (creamy or crunchy)
*for easier digestion, mix peanut butter with a small amount of corn meal or vegetable oil*
Dip peanut butter covered pine cone in bird seed
Hang bird feeder outside
*Be sure to put the bird feeder away from where stray cats can get to them!*

Cat House (cardboard box)
You can make this as big or small as you want, and as simple or elaborate as well! The best part is that you can always add on to it!
You will need:
Boxes
a knife/scissor
masking/painter's tape
construction paper, glitter, markers (optional) to decorate

-Take a cardboard box (big enough for your cat to fit in!) and cut a whole from the bottom upward, to the right, and down the other side (again, big enough for your cat to comfortably fit through), leaving the flap on the bottom (like a plank).
-Add another box and match it up to the hole. Cut a hole that matches the first, again leaving the bottom piece connected like a plank and join them.
Add as many boxes as you like--if they are all different sizes, it provides them with new and exciting obstacles to climb through!
-To add a box to the top, cut a whole in the center of the bottom box and match up an identical hole to it. Tape this box to the other. Continue for as many levels as you like!

Optional: Have children decorate construction paper with glitter and the cat's name and tape it to the boxes, or paint the boxes to add a little fun!

*Be sure to leave plenty of air holes. Also, leave a hole to the outside incase the cat needs an escape! Make sure the second level is strong enough to hold the weight of your furry friend, to avoid caving in!*

Dog or Cat "Mansion" by Debra Immergut
http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/crafts-by-type/animal-bug-crafts/animal-themed-crafts/cat-dog-crafts/a-pets-palace-1022615/

Sweater Dog Toys by Erika Kern
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40916/how-to-make-sweater-dog-toys

Homemade Dog Treats
http://www.dogtreatkitchen.com/

Dog/Cat Toys
Check out homemade dog and cat toys under the Pet Aid Cage Comforter Program tab.