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  • - (sings) We're taking things you can find on a shelf

  • and making crafts you can do yourself.

  • - [All] Do, do, do it yourself.

  • Do, do, do it yourself.

  • D-I-Y, that stands for

  • do, do, do it yourself.

  • What are we gonna make today?

  • - A dog toy.

  • - [All] Hurray!

  • - Today, Elmo, Abby, and I are reusing old T-shirts

  • and turning them into dog toys.

  • - Yeah, we're gonna give them to all the doggies

  • on Sesame Street.

  • - Follow along with us to make your own dog toy.

  • - Let's get crafty.

  • Here's what you need to make a dog toy.

  • A pair of scissors,

  • a ruler,

  • and some old T-shirts.

  • Having a bunch of different colorful shirts

  • will make for a colorful and unique dog toy.

  • - (laughs) Yeah, but, Nina,

  • how do we go from this to that?

  • - Well, I'll show you.

  • Step one: fold the T-shirts in half.

  • Make sure it's nice and straight.

  • Then, we will measure a thumb's length across,

  • that's about two inches.

  • [Elmo]: Oh! Who know.

  • - Then we go here, that's our two inches.

  • Ruler, straight line.

  • - [Elmo] Look at that.

  • - [Nina] Now, we're gonna cut our strips.

  • - Remember to ask a grown-up

  • whenever you're cutting something.

  • - Nina, will you help us cut our T-shirts, too?

  • - Of course, I'll help you.

  • Cut our strips, here we go.

  • And there we go!

  • Nice strip.

  • Now all we have to do is snip and

  • snip.

  • Two strips.

  • Now, let's do some other colors.

  • So now that we have all our T-shirts cut into strips.

  • - [Abby and Elmo] Yeah, we did it!

  • - Whoa, whoa, whoa, hold on, hold on.

  • We're not done yet.

  • Now its time for step two.

  • Pick your colors.

  • - (laughs) Um, okay, Elmo would like

  • pink and yellow, please.

  • - [Nina] Pink and yellow, yes, here we go.

  • - I want the one with all those really pretty colors on it.

  • - Oh yeah, the tie-dye?

  • - [Abby] Yeah, the tie-dye.

  • - Yeah, tie-dye, okay, what's your other color?

  • - [Abby] Green.

  • - [Nina] Green, aright, here we go.

  • And I will take the blue and the white.

  • Step 3, knot the strips together.

  • So, we're gonna knot these together like this.

  • So we're gonna pull that out, and then you're gonna pull

  • to tighten.

  • Here we go, we got a knot!

  • - Yes, we did it!

  • - Yeah, we made an octopus!

  • (all cheer)

  • - Wait, but Nina, we're supposed to be making a dog toy

  • not an octopus.

  • - What?

  • Just kidding, you're right.

  • So, now, we're gonna go to step four.

  • - [Abby and Elmo] Okay.

  • We're gonna braid the strips together,

  • spread it out first.

  • And then, we're gonna take one side and cross it over

  • and then, cross the other way.

  • It's just a crisscross.

  • So, criss

  • and cross.

  • - Oh, Nina, I wanna try.

  • - Alright, let's do it.

  • - [Abby] Criss.

  • Cross.

  • - Great job, Abby.

  • Elmo wants to try, too.

  • [Both] Criss and cross,

  • and criss and cross.

  • - Alright, step five.

  • Tie another knot at the very bottom.

  • So grab the end, and then you pull

  • the little things through.

  • And then, you pull.

  • Real tight.

  • - So, it's a knot?

  • A braid.

  • And then another knot.

  • - That's it.

  • - That's easy!

  • - Yeah, this was fun.

  • - I know, it doesn't even look like an old T-shirt anymore,

  • right?

  • - Um, Nina?

  • You forgot about step six.

  • - What was step 6?

  • - Test it out on your doggie.

  • - [Nina] (laughs) Of course!

  • - (whistles)

  • - (barks)

  • - [Nina] Hey, buddy!

  • Alright, here you go boy.

  • (laughter)

  • - Who's a good boy?

  • Oh, he loves it!

  • - He sure does.

  • And the best part is, we did it ourselves.

  • And we reused old T-shirts.

  • Thanks for helping me, little crafters.

  • - (sings) We took things you can find on our shelf,

  • and made our craft that we did ourselves.

  • We did, did, did it ourselves.

  • We did, did, did it ourselves.

  • It was fun making something new

  • with all of you.

  • - Bye-bye!

  • - Bye, adios!

  • (theme song)

- (sings) We're taking things you can find on a shelf

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Sesame Street: DIY Dog Toy with Nina, Elmo, and Abby

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    Summer posted on 2020/06/08
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