No Dogs Allowed Necklace

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Our 1st-3rd grade book club read No Dogs Allowed! by Stephanie Calmenson and Joanna Cole for the month of August.  This delightful book is about two dog loving best friends, Kate and Lucie, who live in an apartment building that nodogsalloweddoesn’t allow dogs.  When they visit a local thrift store, they find matching dog bone necklaces that gives them the power to become dogs whenever they would like.  A dream come true for these canine-obsessed girls!

To go along with our book discussion, we made our own dog bone necklaces using air dry modelling clay.  These cute (but fragile) creations would make a great at-home or classroom craft to accompany a fun story.  Below, I’ve outlined how I created the dog bone charm.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments!

Supplies: Scratch paper, a marker or pen, scissors, air-dry modeling clay, a toothpick, paint, a paintbrush, a paper towel or rag, a cup of water, and a string, chain, or yarn.

After you have completed the charm, let it dry for about 2 hours.  Once dry, you can paint it and add it to a string or chain.  You can see my final product above.  Have fun!

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