For creatures that seem so regal and intelligent, cats are blissfully simple to entertain.They’ll spend hours chasing a little red dot or batting around a rubber ball. There’s no sense in spending a bunch of money on cat toys when you’ve probably got the means to make your own lying around the house. Here are a couple of ideas to get you started.
Refabulous recycled mouse toy pattern (photos above) PATTERN HERE.
Recycled Mouse ToysMaterials needed: –Old t-shirt –Sewing kit –Cotton balls or soft filling –Scissors –Pen Cats love chasing mice, and making a few out of fabric won’t cost you much at all. Even better, they’re not very time consuming! Begin by laying out your fabric, which can be old t-shirts or button ups you no longer wear. You’ll need to draw two half-ovals, somewhat shaped like an egg, for the sides of the mouse. Cut them out. Then trace a full oval to use as the bottom. Stick the two side pieces together along the top, following the curved edge and not the straight bottoms. Once you’re done it should look similar to an egg that was cut in half length-wise and emptied out. Now you’ll want to sew the bottom onto your half-oval top you just made. Do not sew it the entire way around just yet. Leave enough of an opening to stuff in a couple of cotton balls or filling, then finish sewing the hole closed. Cut out a new strip of fabric from the shirt to use as a tail. Consider tying a knot at the end, if you’d like. Now sew the tail unto the back of your mouse on the back end. For eyes, you can simply glue beads onto the front of the mouse or sew on a couple of small circles from the shirt. For the ears, cut out two triangles and, with hot glue, carefully fold them and place the ends onto the mouse so they stand out. You might have to hold them in place until the glue dries.
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