Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts from the Pets_Header

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts from the Pets

Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts from the Pets_Header

Mother’s Day in the U.S. is this Sunday, the 8th. If you haven’t gotten mom anything from the pets you still have time! Here are some creative, handmade gifts that you can help your pets make in under an hour.

Custom Artwork

You will need:

  • 1 gallon-size Ziploc bag
  • A piece of 8.5″ x 11″ paper or card-stock
  • Non-toxic paints – You can find these at any craft store in the kids section
  • Xylitol free peanut butter


  1. Place a piece of paper or card-stock inside the Ziploc bag.
  2. Add a few globs of paint in various colors to the piece of paper. Try to keep clear of the edge of the bag. If you get any outside of the bag, start over.
  3. Seal the bag.
  4. Add some peanut butter on the upwards facing side of the bag. You don’t want to spread this out so just some globs of peanut butter is fine. Try to place them not on top of paint globs.
  5. Let your dog lick the peanut butter.
  6. Once your dog has licked off all of the peanut butter or looses interest, let the artwork dry for a few hours before removing from the bag.
  7. Continue to let artwork dry if needed.

As your dog licks the peanut butter they’ll push around the paint that is safely inside the bag. You’ll be left with a one-of-a-kind custom artwork that your dog painted.

Is your dog not a fan of peanut butter? You can use anything that encourages them to lick. Wet food, apple sauce, or goat-milk yogurt also work great.

DIY Card

While you’re at the craft store picking up paint, why not also pick up a non-toxic stamp pad? You and your pet can create a DIY Mother’s Day card that she is sure to treasure.

You will need:

  • A piece of 8.5″ x 11″ paper or card-stock
  • Non-toxic stamp pad
  • Pet-safe wet wipes OR wet paper towels


  1. (Optional) Decorate the paper or card-stock before having your pet help. You can also make a design the incorporates your pets paw print at the end.
  2. Wipe off your pets paw with a wet paper or a pet-safe wet wipe to remove any debris.
  3. Place their paw into the non-toxic stamp pad. You may need to move their paw around a little bit to ensure good coverage and transfer of the ink.
  4. Place their inked paw onto the paper or card-stock and press down gently for 2-3 seconds.
  5. Lift up your pets paw and clean it off with a pet-safe wet wipe or a wet paper towel.

There you have it! A custom Mother’s Day card that your pet helped you make.

This activity is best done on a surface that is easily cleaned. Ink can be difficult to get off fully. You don’t want little blue paw prints on mom’s white carpet after all!

Book a Future Visit

Okay, we know this one isn’t technically handmade. But it’s still a great gift idea!

Mom will love having a Wet Noses Pet Sitter help her out while she’s busy. We don’t just offer dog walking but general pet sitting services.

Did you completely forget about Mother’s Day? It’s okay! Book with us and tell mom we were already booked for Mother’s Day. We won’t tell anyone you need a few extra weeks to plan that incredible Mother’s Day getaway.

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