.......................................................For Pets
From Superkids by Jean Marzollo - Illustrations by Irene Trivas

Many of the activities on these pages may require adult supervision.
Be sure to tell a grown-up about what you're planning and ask for permission before getting started.


A Leash Holder

1. Take a good photograph of your dog. Then, find a scrap of wood that is about 2 inches larger than the photograph, all the way around. Sand it smooth. Stain the wood, using leftover stain. Follow the directions on the stain can, and, when you are done, don't throw cloth or paper towels into a closed container where they can spontaneously start a fire. Ask a grown-up where to put them.


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2. Using white glue, glue the photograph to the dry stained wood. Position the photograph slightly toward the top so there will be room for the leash hook below. Let the glue dry.


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3. Paint the entire surface with clear varnish, following the directions on the varnish can. let dry completely. Clean varnish brush.


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4. Hammer two small nails on each side of the back, about 2 inches down from the top. Twist picture wire around each nail, as shown. You can buy picture wire in stationery, hardware, and discount stores. leave the wire loose enough so that it can bend a little when hung.


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5. Screw in one or two cup hooks underneath the dog's photograph on the front. Now the leash holder is finished.


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A Pom-pom Ball

1. Cut two cardboard circles about 3 inches in diameter. Place a quarter in the middle of each, trace around it,
and cut out these circles too. Now you have two cardboard doughnuts.

2. Thread a yarn needle with a long piece of yarn. Holding the two cardboard doughnuts together, pass the yarn around and around until the middle of the doughnut has been filled in. You may have to rethread your needle several times. You can leave the ends loose. Cut the end of the yarn.

3. With scissors, cut around the out side of the doughnut. Cut through all the yarn, keeping the bottom of your scissors between the two pieces of cardboard.

4. Wrap yarn around and around between the cardboard circles and tie tightly. Cut away circles.

5. The pom-pom ball should fluff out nicely. If you like, you can tie a bell to it. The bell will be hidden inside and
make a muffled noise. Throw it to your cat and watch him bat it about.

Pom-Pom ball

Pom-Pom Ball


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Based on the book SUPERKIDS: Creative Learning Activities for Children 5-15
Text © Jean Marzollo, Illustrations © Irene Trivas

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