Monday 16 July 2018

Crafting With Cats ~ Part IX ~ How We Made The Let's Go Fishing Teaser Toy ~ NO SEWING REQUIRED

Welcome to

Supurr Greetings Pawesome Pals

Thanks fur joining fur us fur Part IX of our Crafting with Cats segment. Mew know we have so much fun making all this stuff, and we hope mew enjoy seeing it and/or making it too! 

If mew missed any of our previous CwC posts, here's how we made:

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So the other day, I remembered that we needed a new CwC post... and went to find the P.A. and look what I found her doing!!!!
Needless to say, I put an All Systems Stop on that curtain making project immediately, I mean the sheer nerve of making curtains when much more impawtant things are at paw! 

And now aftur that unexpected kerfuffle in the craft room, we can finally begin...

This time we're making a pawesome

What We Used:

Felt x 2 squares


Pom Poms

Glue ~ hot or cold ~ Non Toxic

Darning Needle or similar


Cane or dowel rod [optional paint]

Feathers or other embellishment

Dried catnip

Optional Cat ~ Pandora was today's Craft Room Snoopervisor

*Most of the things we use to make our projects is stuff that we already have, and have probably had fur eons - the P.A. has the tendency of a magpie when she goes to a haberdashery shop or fabric store, and tends to buy completely random things that catch her eye fur future projects which she hasn't even thought of yet! MOL

So we don't actively go and buy more stuff to make new stuff, we use what we have and recycle a lot of items too. Our point is get creative and make new things that bring mew joy from old stuff that's lost its shine.

Let's get Started
1. Take your darning needle [or alternative] and ribbon. Next thread the pom poms of your choice onto the ribbon.  We used 3 pom poms on each one. 

2.  Cut out fish.

3.  Pin Fish #1 onto felt and cut out 5 more.

4.  Mew should now have 6 little iddy biddy fishies. 

5.  Take catnip and sprinkle onto 3 of the fishies.

We used a combo of catnip and catmint which has been drying under the carport fur a few weeks.
6. At this point we decided that the fishies needed some fins, so out came the pink feathers again.  We glued the feathers in place and the ribbon too.  Next we glued the blue fishy to the pink fishy to make one whole catnip fish, and repeated the entire process twice more.  Finally glue on the fishie's eyes - we used smaller black pom poms fur this].

7. Take your cane or dowel rod [we used an old bamboo garden cane and sprayed it white].  Tie your ribbons to one end. Now as our ribbons were all off cuts and random lengths we made our fishie's hang at different intervals.

8. Wrap and glue more ribbon securely offur the end to secure the 'fishing lines' in place.  We decided that a little more embellishment was required at this point and added a few more pom poms.

9. Then we thought the other end looked at little sparse, so we repeated step 8.

And here's what our Let's Go Fishing Teaser Toy looks like now, as modeled by Queen Amber.


It shouldn't take mew more than 30 minutes to make this, it took us about 45 minutes, but we were looking fur extra embellishments and as we've said before, we do make it up as we go along! MOL

So What Did The B Team Think?

Our Totally Tropical FeatherNip Fish [completely new species, which have only just been discovered in the wilds of Mewton-Clawson's moderately tepid reservoir].

We named them:- Harry, Larry and Barry and they really got some punishment from Amber as mew just saw! MOL MOL
The Let's Go Fishing Teaser Toy was a real hit here at BB HQ, with Amber taking top prize fur keeness, purrformance and enthusiasm! Sadly I didn't get my paws on it as aftur Amber had slobbered all offur it I decided to put in a request fur a new one! MOL MOL MOL

There are many variations which mew could make such as:

Only have one or two fishie's

Have no fishie's and use any shape mew like

Decorate the wand any way mew like

The possibilities are endless...


Just before we go, we must say:- NEFFUR EFFUR leave your kitty unattended with: 

wand toys, teaser toys or any toys which could be a potential hazard

When we're finished playing, we always make certain that the ribbons or string are wrapped around the handle before being put away in the toy box until next time.

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And that furriends furry sadly brings us to the end of our ninth Crafting with Cats post, we do hope mew liked it and feel free to post your pawesome crafty pics and ideas on our Facebook page at:

And if there's anything mew'd like us to make, leave a comment and we'll do our best.  

We'll be back on the Wednesday with...

What Would The B Team Do?

 ... and we do hope mew can join us then, in the meantime, there'll be a new puzzle to keep mew entertained tomorrow.

Bestest crafty purrs

Basil & The B Team xox


We at BionicBasil HQ are not responsible or liable fur any injuries to person/s and/or cat/s, crafting addictions, glue on cats, paper cuts, misplaced pins and needles, cats stealing your supplies, broken scissors, cat fur stuck on your projects, or your project not turning out as planned.  By using this information you hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless BionicBasil and staff from and against any and all claims for personal injuries or damages of any kind arising from use of any Crafting With Cats posts we may share.

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  1. What a cute toy! Your human is so creative. I wish my human would sit down and do stuff like that.

  2. What a great toy ! We love it, and will ask Claire to make us one. She's like your mom : she "has the tendency of a magpie when she goes to a haberdashery shop or fabric store", MOL ! Purrs

  3. Da Boyz were go nutso crazy cats over this toy!

  4. guyz...thiz projectz getz a stand oh vayshunz frum de land oh trout !!!!
    itz epic bee yond epic tho we frank lee wood say noe thanx burd skin; ewe
    can betcha de FSG iz gonna give thiz her best shot try.... AWESUM...we all
    reddy haz namez for R fish two....brekfest lunch N snax ;) ☺☺☺♥♥♥

  5. What a fun toy! Though we don't trust the mom with scissors. ;)

  6. Basil, dude, this is one epic crafting toy! Love the little fishes.... maybe you could do another with mouses? Just saying as Mrs H said having fish around in this heat will make them smell.... Hmm I think maybe she read that wrong, MOL
    Toodle pips and purrs

  7. I'm SO making this epic wand toy! I would've never come up with this idea - but I know Ellie LOVES wand toys. And when we play, I feel like I have a fishing rod and I'm trying to catch a cat ;)

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  9. That looks like a lot of fun. I will have to try to make it. XO

  10. Harry is our uncle, Barry is our 'cousin in law' and Larry was the best man at our wedding...and our ophthalmologist until he retired. And that is not fiction at all!
    Go figure!! Now evfurry time I see fish toys I will think of them, MOL!