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Ms. Kitty
Ms. Kitty features soft whiskers and a curled tail.
Ms. Kitty features soft whiskers and a curled tail.

With her finest gems and her tail curled up, Ms. Kitty is all ready for a party!

What You'll Need:

  • Gold paper bag
  • Pink sparkle pom
  • Chenille stems: 2 gold metallic, 1 yellow, 1 light green
  • Glitter glue: silver, pink, green
  • 2 wiggle eyes
  • Craft foam: orange and yellow
  • Faux gems
  • Newspaper
  • Scissors
  • Low-temperature glue gun and glue sticks
  • Ruler
  • Clothespin
  • Pencil

How To Make Ms. Kitty:

Cut cat ears out of the paper bag.
Cut cat ears out of the paper bag.

Step 1: Lay the bag flat on your work surface, and pull the sides of the bag out at the top. Cut ear shapes at the corners and round off the top of the head.

Step 2: Glue a pink sparkle pom to the center of the face. Cut 2 gold chenille stems into six 2-1/2 to 3 inch pieces, and glue the ends under the pom to form whiskers. Let dry.

Step 3: Paint a triangle of silver glitter glue inside each ear. Draw a mouth with pink glitter glue. Paint green glitter-glue eyes, and set a wiggle eye in the center of each. Let dry completely.

Step 4: Make a collar by cutting a 1/2 × 10-inch strip of orange craft foam. Glue faux gems all around it, placing the largest gem in the center. Set aside to dry.

Step 5: Cut 2 legs from yellow craft foam; glue them to the front of the bag.

Step 6: When all glue is dry, open the bag and loosely stuff it with crumpled newspaper. Gather it at the neck, and put the collar around it. Glue the collar closed. Hold in place with a clothespin until the glue sets. Glue the top of the bag closed as well.

Step 7: To make the tail, coil a yellow and a light green chenille stem around a pencil to form a spiral. Remove the pencil. Poke a small hole in the back of the bag, near the bottom, and glue the tail into the hole.

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