No-Sew DIY Dog Toys: 4 Ways To Turn Old Socks Into Puppy Play


I recently cleaned out my dresser drawers and found a few old pairs of funky thigh-high socks that I haven’t worn in years. They’re the kind you slip on once for Halloween and then shove in the back of your sock drawer where they live until you finally throw them out. Rather than tossing them in the trash, though, I decided to get creative and make DIY dog toys! After all, they were really good quality. I made four different toysone with stuffing, one with a tennis ball, one with an empty water bottle, and one without any extra supplies. The best part? There’s no sewing involved in any of these DIY toys. They took me just minutes to make and they kept my little ones busy for quite a while.

These DIY dog toys are great for a game of fetch or tug-of-war. Please keep in mind, though, you should always supervise your pup when playing with plush toys. Some canine kids are aggressive chewers and would rather eat the toys than play with them. You know your dog best! 


Snake Sock Toy

What You’ll Need:

  • One thigh-high (or long) sock
  • Stuffing
  • Squeaker (optional) 

Directions:

  1. Stuff 3/4 of the sock with stuffing.
  2. If you are adding a squeaker, hide it in the middle of the stuffing. 
  3. Tie a knot in the sock right above the stuffing. 
  4. Leaving about an inch in between each knot, continue tying knots until you reach the end.
  5. Toss to your pooch to play!

Knot Ball Sock Toy

What You’ll Need:

  • One thigh-high (or long) sock
  • Tennis Ball

Directions:

  1. Tie a knot at the toe end of the sock. If you’re using a thigh high sock, you’ll have room to tie another knot about 1-2 inches away before inserting the tennis ball.
  2. Insert the tennis ball. 
  3. Working your way up the sock, continue to tie knots. Leave about 1-2 inches in between each knot. 
  4. You can either leave this toy in a straight line or tie both ends together to create a circular toy.
  5. Toss to your pooch and play!

Crinkle Sock Toy

What You’ll Need:

  • One thigh-high (or long) sock
  • One empty water bottle

Directions:

  1. Tie one or two knots at the toe end of a sock, depending on its length.
  2. Insert an empty water bottle into the sock. The bottle should be empty with cap and plastic ring around the neck removed.
  3. Tie a knot on the other end of the sock, securing the water bottle in place. 
  4. Toss to your pooch and play!

Knotted Rope Sock Toy

What You’ll Need:

  • One long sock

Directions:

  1. Tie a knot at one end of the sock.
  2. Leaving about an inch in between each knot, continue tying knots until you reach the end. 
  3. Toss to your pooch and play!

Happy crafting!