Easy DIY Braided Dog Toys

February 16, 2018

Want to Make Your Own Dog Toy? Here’s How

Bringing Fido along for your camping trip but don’t want to dirty up his toys from home? Braided dog toys are the perfect solution! These simple, do-it-yourself upcycled dog toys take minutes to make from materials that you likely already have in your household. They’re the perfect accessory to pack in your doggy travel bag as you hit the road for adventure. Follow the quick steps below and you’ll have your furry friend wagging their tail in no time!

What You’ll Need

  • Scissors
  • Old t-shirts


  1. Cut t-shirts into strips. More strips will make for a stronger toy. You can also vary your design using shirts of different colors, however this is optional.
  2. Tie your strips together near the top using a strong knot before separating strips into three sections and braiding.
  3. Once you reach the bottom of the braid, tie another knot to secure the braid.
  4.  Give to your four-legged friend to enjoy some Kamp K9 playtime at your favorite KOA!

About the Author: Kampgrounds of America

Kampgrounds of America is the largest system of open-to-the-public campgrounds in the world, with over 500 locations across the United States and Canada. Founded in Billings, MT in 1962, KOA’s family of campground brands – KOA Journey, KOA Holiday and KOA Resort – today serve more than a million camping families each year. KOA is dedicated to “connecting people to the outdoors and each other” by providing people with a variety of camping experiences and the information they need to make the most of their camping trip. Read more of their camping and travel resources by visiting

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