The Art of Darkness

De “Cat” Pitated Head Cat Toys

March 23rd, 2016 by Cobwebs

Cat ToysMost cat owners know the joy of their murderous hellbeasts fluffy sweethearts gifting them with small animal body parts. Now you can re-create that special feeling with felt catnip toys.

Materials

  • 1 9″x12″ sheet of craft felt for each head (I chose grey for the mouse, gold for the fish, and yellow for the bird; you can get two toys from each sheet of felt if you cut carefully)
  • Scrap of red craft felt for the neck
  • Scraps of craft felt for details (pink for the mouse’s ear, white for eyes)
  • Embroidery floss
  • Yarn (I used all red, but you could use a mixture of white, pink, and red to suggest various dangly innards)
  • Scrap of cotton fabric (optional)
  • Catnip

Instructions
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Fish 1 Download the desired pattern (Bird | Fish | Mouse) and cut two of each pattern piece from the appropriate color of felt. Sew the eyes on the head pieces with an X of embroidery floss (if desired, omit the eye piece and just make an X right on the head, as for the mouse). If making the mouse, sew the ears on with straight stitching.
Fish 2 Make a small pouch from cotton fabric (fold a piece in half and sew two sides), fill with about a tablespoon of catnip, and sew the final side closed. This will keep small particles of catnip from leaking out through the felt. (Note: Make sure the pouch is small enough to fit inside the toy.)
Fish 3 Cut 4 pieces of yarn, each about 5″ long. Sandwich one end of the yarn strands between the felt neck edges, and stitch across a couple of times to secure in place. Make sure that your stitching is near the end that will be hidden under the edge of the head.
Fish 4 Place the two head pieces with wrong sides together. Sew around the head with embroidery floss, using a short straight stitch, leaving the neck end open. Insert the bag of catnip. Place the red neck edge into the neck and stitch across the neck end, making sure to stitch through all four layers.
Fish 5 And…done! These are super-easy to make so you can turn them out for all of your furry friends.

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3 Responses

  1. Devries Says:

    CatNip… Hell No! One wiff of that evil stuff sent my cat into an unstoppable rampage that only ends up in drawing my blood. Normally I just give her a rubber band and a Dog food chunk to play with.

  2. Pixel Pixie Says:

    Neither of my cats reacts to nip, though the Siamese is fond of nibbling on the fresh stuff.

    Slightly related: I found a Chewbacca cat toy, which of course the cats arent interested in. It does, however, look like a puked up hairball when found in a corner.

  3. Kathy White Says:

    I am still looking for the Michael Vic dog chew toy….

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