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Here’s How You Can Use Your Dog’s Paw Print To Make Art While Stuck Inside

I have 4 dogs, most of them are pretty ok with this whole stay-at-home thing, one is not.

I have been working extra hard to keep her busy and keep her mind working.


Anyhow, I was browsing Facebook yesterday and came across this brilliant idea!

It is perfect for Spring and actually looks pretty dang beautiful! I can do it with all of the dogs and the kids too!

Yes, I am going to do art with my dog and I’m pretty excited about it! Us crazy dog people right?

You can use your dogs painted paws to make a beautiful spring flower painting!


Now, Furiosa is pushing 130lbs, so this could go really bad. She is still a puppy and I can just imagine her storming through my house with giant painted paws!

So I’ll have to wait for a nice day and take this project outside for sure!


If you plan to do this, here’s what you’ll need:

  • A dog’s paw
  • Paint (Tempera or water-based paints are best as they tend to be non-toxic)
  • Paint Brush
  • Paper

All you need to do is paint the paw of your dog (while also trying to keep them calm) and put it straight down onto the paper for a few seconds.


Once done, lift the paw straight up and wash it.

Once the paw parts are done, you can turn them into flowers using a paint brush. Add some stems, leaves and details to make them look like paw print flowers!


Have you ever done this? I cannot wait to give it a try!


Olinda Taylor

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

It was wonderful and cute I would love to it but they are so much bigger than me. Your’s are very Beautiful ♥️. Thank You So Much!


Thursday 22nd of October 2020

You can use the ink pade that they step on no ink on them but it is on the other side of the pad.


Tuesday 5th of May 2020

This has been our business since 2oo6 - Paw Posies


Sunday 17th of May 2020

For everyone wondering how to do this without paint. A friend of mine simply got her pups feet wet and partially dried them off so they werent dripping and made a print then just painted the print before it dried. Works best with colored or grey construction paper. Hope this helps!

Cheryl K

Monday 27th of April 2020

Um, unless my vet says thus is ok to do, I would not do it. Maybe mild food coloring, or child's fingerpaint that is humans. Chk with vet first


Tuesday 28th of April 2020

They do state in the article which ones are best since they’re nontoxic. (They include water based paint....which is what children’s fingerpaints are)..?


Wednesday 22nd of April 2020

Amazon has Unicorn Spit paints.