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Are your favorite sweaters covered with cat hair? Are there fur balls piled up in every corner of your home? Do you love to make quirky and one-of-a-kind crafting projects? If so, it#x19;s time to throw away your lint roller and curl up with your kitty! Crafting with Cat Hair shows readers how to transform stray clumps of fur into soft and adorable handicrafts. From kitty tote bags and finger puppets to fluffy cat toys, picture frames, and more, these projects are cat-friendly, eco-friendly, and require no special equipment or training. You can make most of these projects in under an hour-with a little help, of course, from your feline friends!
TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface
CAT-HAIR CRAFTS Q & A Can I really make crafts with my own cat’s hair?
SUPPLIES: I have a cat. What else do I need to craft with cat hair?
PROJECT 1: Finger Puppets This is the first step! You can make these finger puppets out of the hair you brush off your cat.
BRUSHING It is recommended for your cat’s health.
PROJECT 2: Book Covers Apply cute cats to homemade book covers.
CAT HAIR The color and texture of your cat’s undercoat is different from its topcoat.
PROJECT 3: Portraits Remember your pet forever.
FELT What is the difference between sheep wool and cat hair?
PROJECT 4: Tote Bags Carry your cat all around town.
ODOR Cats do not naturally produce any bad smells, and neither does their hair.
PROJECT 5: Coin Purses Save your pennies in a cute cat coin purse.
PESTS Take care to prevent pesky bugs from latching onto your cat’s hair and your cat-hair crafts.
PROJECT 6: Knickknack Boxes Recycle milk cartons and cat hair to make adorable knickknack containers.
ALLERGIES These crafts are not recommended for people with cat allergies.
PROJECT 7: Pincushions With an old sweater and some cat hair, you can make crafty cat pincushions.
SHEDDING The amount of hair that comes off your cat varies with the seasons.
PROJECT 8: Badges Show the world how much you love kitty crafts.
LONG-TERM BENEFITS Cats are naturally eco-friendly—and so are cat-hair crafts.
PROJECT 9: Mittens and Gloves Tuck your mitts inside cozy cat coverings.
CRAFT CARE Advice on the proper handling of cat-hair crafts.
PROJECT 10: Hats and Scarves Wrap your head and neck with warm kitty-inspired winterwear.
RESOURCES Different cat brushes you can buy.
CONTRIBUTORS Meet the cats who donated their hair for these projects.