Here is a Puppy Picasso in the making from a craft day at one of our stores.

Let us introduce you to Paw Art!

Spring is here and if you are looking for a fun outdoor activity to do with your pet, we’ve got just the thing! Paw Art is an easy, inexpensive way to make a memory with your pet. You’ll be surprised at how talented of an artist your pet can be with a little help from you! And this inspiration comes just in time for Mother’s Day. (Hint: Last minute gift idea!) So, gather the supplies listed below, follow our step-by-step instructions and you’ll have a new work of art, keepsake, or personalized gift in just a few minutes.

Supplies
Here is what you will need to create your own Paw Art masterpiece with your pet.
  • Paint – non-toxic, washable finger paints (paints designed for young children work well)
  • Paper plates for the paint
  • Foam brushes
  • Paper – a heavier paper works best
  • Bowl with water
  • Paint brushes or markers to draw on the flower stems
  • Paper towels
  • Dog or cat treats (to reward your pet!)

These supplies are optional but recommended to make the job easier.

  • Lumino Canine Nose & Paw Moisturizing Butter – help soften paws before painting and make clean-up a bit easier
  • Earthbath Grooming Wipes – to clean paws after painting
Step-by-Step Instructions

Follow these instructions to get crafty with your pet.

  1. Print a Paw Art template (download below) if you want to use one of our templates.
  2. Gather and set up supplies.
  3. Get a helper. This way one of you can paint and the other can distract your pet with yummy treats.
  4. Clean your pet’s paw. Once paw is clean, use a bit of Lumino Canine Nose & Paw Moisturizing Butter to soften the paw and make cleanup quicker.Paw Art
  5. Using a foam brush, apply paint to the paw pad. This keeps the hair from getting full of paint.
  6. Gently press your pet’s paw onto a piece of paper. Do this as many times as you like (and your pet will allow!)
  7. Clean the paint off your pet’s paw. A bowl of water and paper towels will do the job. You can also use grooming wipes (we prefer Earthbath) to safely and easily clean their paw.
  8. Give your furbaby a treat and a smooch for their good work.
  9. Paint some stems, leaves and details to make a sweet bouquet.

Not only do these Paw Art prints make a thoughtful gift that you can keep forever but creating them is a great experience for you and your pet! If you’re inspired to make your own, we’d love to see the finished product. Share it with us on Facebook or Instagram.

You can download one of our FREE Paw Art templates to get started. This is a fun DIY project and even if you end up with messy paw prints, the art is still a treasure! 

Paw Art Dragonfly Template  |  Pet Pros Paw Art Template_Bouquet