I’ve always known my dogs Fosse and Gershwin were talented. They can run agility courses and play the piano (badly). But recently I discovered that they can paint abstract art. And so can your pups.
I got this idea from an Instagram video and decided to try it with my Fosse and Gershwin. Since peanut butter was involved, I knew they would enjoy it.
How it works is you apply peanut butter to a ziploc plastic bag, and then place a piece of paper that has drops of paint inside the bag. As your dog licks the peanut butter, its tongue spreads the paint inside the bag.
I taped off a monogram with my dogs’ initials on their pieces of paper, but that’s totally optional.
Like Fosse and Gershwin, I’m sure your doggos will be regular Jackson Paw-llocks.
What you’ll need:
1. Using duct tape, attach Ziploc bags to a board so that they won’t move around while your dogs are “painting.” Only tape the sides and bottoms.
2. Spread peanut butter on the front of the bags.
3. Cut pieces of paper (I used thick paper meant for painting) so they will fit in the bags. Mask off a monogram with masking tape if you wish. Then dribble drops of paint all over the paper.
4. Place the papers inside the Ziploc bags and seal them tightly so paint will not escape. Now let the dogs lick the peanut butter. Keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t chew through the plastic. When they’re done, take out the papers and let them dry, removing the masking tape.
Jonathan Fong is the author of “Flowers That Wow” and “Parties That Wow,” and host of “Style With a Smile” on YouTube. You can see more of his do-it-yourself projects at jonathanfongstyle.com.