For All the Dog Lovers Out There

My sweet daughter, Molly, is almost 2 1/2 years old.  There are two things she loves more than anything (besides her family of course), the color blue and dogs.  I do have a theory about the dogs.  I gave her a pink dog as one of her first lovies after she was born.  Incidentally, my sister had a horse and I had a monkey when we were growing up, and they turned out to be our favorite animals too.  Bri has had a lion since he was born, thanks to Anja, and he has been in love with lions ever since.  He does have a new love for giraffe’s as well. 

Items Needed for Dog Sandwich

3 slices of bread, peanut butter and jelly, one pretzel stick, mini chocolate chips, heart cookie cutters and a knife.

First you need to remove the outside crust from two of your bread slices.  Smear peanut butter and jelly on both slices of bread.  Roll up both slices individually.

I've already rolled one slice of bread up and I'm about to roll up the other slice.

I’ve already rolled one slice of bread up and I’m about to roll up the other slice.

Once you have both slices rolled up, cut up one roll into 4 pieces.  One larger one for the dog head and two smaller ones for the legs.  You’ll have one piece left over that doesn’t need to be used.

Cut up bread

You can then attach the feet to the bottom and head to the top using peanut butter.

You can see the extra piece of sandwich in the background.

You can see the extra piece of sandwich in the background.

Stick in a pretzel stick for the tail.

Stick in a pretzel stick for the tail.

 

Take your third slice of bread and use a medium size heart cookie cutter to cut out the ears.

Heart ears

Now cut your bread heart in two pieces for the dog ears.  Attach to the side of the head with peanut butter.

Now cut your bread heart in two pieces for the dog ears. Attach to the side of the head with peanut butter.

Spread a little jelly on the corner of your bread slice and use a smaller heart cutter to cut it out.

Spread a little jelly on the corner of your bread slice and use a smaller heart cutter to cut it out.

Cut the small heart in half and use one piece for the tongue.  You don't really need heart cutters but I was making it a little easier.  You can always cut our your own ears and tongue with a knife.

Cut the small heart in half and use one piece for the tongue. You don’t really need heart cutters but I was making it a little easier. You can always cut our your own ears and tongue with a knife.

Attach tongue with peanut butter.

Attach tongue with peanut butter.

Use mini chocolate chips for the eyes and nose and attach with peanut butter.

Use mini chocolate chips for the eyes and nose and attach with peanut butter.

Sideview

Frontview

My nose may need a little work. Ha!

Molly was a happy girl!

Molly was a happy girl!

It’s so much fun watching their expressions!

 

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