|Project by DonW||posted 07-26-2010 01:52 AM||2296 views||20 times favorited||14 comments|
Crayon Dogs are a simple toy project that make great presents for children. But I have also found that adults like them as well to have around when the grandkids come over. I originally made 13 of these. 3 were spoke for immediately by my mother-in-law for presents for her friends. 5 I painted for a local charity that provides holiday gifts for children in the hospital with cancer. 5 went unpainted to a project called the Christmas Toy Shop.
The Christmas Toy Shop is a really exciting charity where they combine the talents of local carfts people into great gifts for under-priviledged children. For example, I make the crayon dogs and take them unpainted to the toy shop. There is a painting club that takes the dogs fromt he toy shop and paints them into beautiful dogs. Finally the toy shop uses donations to add the crayons and coloring books. Our woodworking club also makes doll beds. The painting club paints flowers and pictures on the beds. A sewing club sews the bed linens, pillows etc. And finally a charity group provides the dolls. All of the presents made go to local children who would otherwise not have any presents for Christmas.