With Halloween coming up, you’ve probably seen tons of cute dog toys in pet stores. However, these toys are often quite expensive and so you may be interested in making your own. Luckily, this isn’t difficult.
There are many plans out there to make your own DIY dog toys, and some of these are Halloween-themed. We’ve included some of our favorite plans below at varying difficulty levels. Therefore, just about everyone should find something suitable for them.
Top 4 DIY Halloween Dog Toys
1. Squeaky Witch Toy
|Sturdy fabric, fleece, scraps of fleece, stuffing, squeakers, colored thread
|Sewing supplies, a sewing machine
This simple squeaky toy is easy to make, especially if you have previous sewing experience. Once you have all the necessary fabric, all you need to do is follow the pattern and sew up the toy using a machine. Having some previous sewing experience is useful. However, even if you don’t, this plan isn’t difficult.
Having scraps of fleece can help you embellish the doll, but this is optional. The squeaker is also optional but many dogs would prefer the toy with the speaker. (If yours wouldn’t be, though, then feel free to simply leave it out.)
2. Frankenstein Dog Toy
|Grey fabric, scraps of fleece, stuffing, squeakers, colored thread
|Sewing machine, sewing supplies
This toy is very similar to the previous one. However, the plan is slightly different, as you make a Frankenstein toy—not a witch. With that said, the process is extremely similar. It even uses the same base fabric. Therefore, it may be a great option for those who want to make the previous toy and this toy.
This toy will be extremely simple for those who know how to use a sewing machine. Otherwise, this is a simple plan for learning how to use a sewing machine.
We recommend getting very tough fleece for this toy. Otherwise, your dog may rip through it. For very tough chewers, this toy may not be suitable.
3. Cricut Dog Toys
|Fabric mat, felt, fabric fuse, stuffing, squeakers
|Cricut maker, rotary blade, scissors
If you have a Cricut, you can’t get much easier than these plans. They’re fun Halloween designs that work best for smaller dogs. However, it wouldn’t exactly work for larger dogs, as they will likely tear through these toys very quickly.
Because these toys use a Cricut, they are very easy to make. But this option isn’t best for those who don’t already have a Cricut. It’s a bit of a niche plan for this reason.
4. Simple Ghost Toy
|One pair of white socks, tennis ball, string
If you’re just looking for something extremely easy and straightforward, this plan may be for you. It only requires three simple materials and requires no tools at all. It’s straightforward to make and extremely easy. This toy costs practically nothing and can be made in less than 10 minutes.
However, the end result isn’t that spectacular. It does look like a ghost and some dogs may like it, though. Still, it does seem better for smaller dogs. Larger dogs may tear it apart easily.
Is It Easy to Make Halloween Dog Toys?
There are many plans out there that are extremely easy to make. However, some of them do require some level of skill with a sewing machine or a Cricut machine. Therefore, they aren’t necessarily great for all DIYers. If you don’t have a Cricut machine or a sewing machine, you’ll likely be out of luck with many plans.
However, there are also some easy plans out there that don’t require practically anything. These plans usually require some simple cutting, but we did manage to find one that didn’t need any sewing at all.
Hopefully, one of theese plans on our list stood out to you. You may even be interested in making multiple versions of these toys, as they are all pretty easy and straightforward. However, some tools are required for most of these plans, and it helps to have some sewing knowledge. Using a sewing machine is highly recommended for half of the plans on this list, which may make it impossible for some people to do.
Still, there is one plan on this list that is extremely straightforward. So, even if you have no sewing skills or a Cricut, you should be able to make at least one toy from these plans.