My oldest had wanted to make a gift for her "dog cousin" and a pair of well-worn jeans provided just the opportunity to do so. We had seen this great idea for a fleece rope toy from Parents magazine and had tucked the idea away in our "emergency" binder of ideas.
For a few short minutes, we had a great distraction from the day's storms.
Each side of the leg was cut lengthwise into three strips, which were knotted and braided.
We wound up with simple gifts for four of our closest four-legged friends!