Thursday, April 23, 2009

How to make toilet paper roll cats

So it was another day of Lilo saying - I want to make something. She wanted to make 2 black cats like our cats. We went down to my studio to see what we could use to make them.

I took a toilet paper roll and put 2 holes 3/4" apart, 3/4" from the end - then threaded a pipe cleaner through and cut to length. I taped the pipe cleaner down in the middle inside the TP roll. Then shaped feet. Do the same thing at the other end so the cat has 4 feet.
Tape a tail on.

To make the head I used one egg carton piece - the corner pieces. I made a neck out of a piece of a TP roll - I just folded it and rolled it a little smaller and taped together. I glued and taped the head on to the body, but it fell off during painting so I re-attached later with a glue gun.

Lilo and I then painted the cats black.
They kinda look like Darth Vader cats before the face is put on.

After they are dry you can add ears and a face.
I took them out into the yard for some fun. Our poor cats are stuck inside.

5 comments:

Chrissy said...

So cute! I'll be linking to your kitty creation next week!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

That is SO cute! I love this! SO much character in those little guys. I'll be linking.

Carly said...

I love how you posed them outside and took pics -- too damn cute. Also, how is your grass so green already? Are you in Ontario?

Thanks for sharing!

Vone said...

I really like the outdoor photos - it was fun and they look so playing in the yard.
Yes, I'm in Ontario - Toronto. We're getting some nice spring weather, it's going to be 27C tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Great way to turn trash into treasure - they are adorable!