This week we're making these pawesome
Primo Nip Toys!
Needle and Thread
Sewing machine - optional
Primo Catnip - lots of
2 x small pom poms
White embroidery thread
FYI: As the there was a big jar of catnip in the craft room the P.A. actually banned us during the construction phase fur her own sanity! MOL
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Bertie the Bat
1. Cut out a simple pattern
2. Place on felt
3. Trace shape
4. Cut out two pieces
5. Sew pieces together, either by hand or on machine, leaving a small gap.
6. Get stuffing ready
7. And the catnip
8. Stuff Bert and sew up the gap
10. Trace wing pattern
11. Cut out one piece
12. Fold top edge of wings in centre
Mew may be wundering why the P.A. didn't glue things on... well she said and I quote.
"Even though the glue I use is non toxic, I prefer to sew the smaller items like eyes, fangs and pom poms on by hand as there is less chance of them becoming detached due to vigorous play - I also wouldn't recommend using those plastic stick-on boggle eyes or the like as they could come off and be a choking hazard. I also recommend that you do a toy check regularly and throw away anything that is coming apart, is fraying or has any loose components."
Ohhh that was good advice from the P.A. - Thank mew! MOL
So Smooch did get all of the toys while I went and had a little snack... but then I came back and ruined effurything! MOL
As mew can see we were best purrleased with the new toys, we have more videos but this post is long enough! MOL
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And that furriends furry sadly brings us to the end of our sixth Crafting With Cats post, we do hope mew liked it and if mew decide to make your furry own catnip Halloween Toys we'd love to see.