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Topic: How to felt a perfect cat toy!  (Read 884 times)
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« on: January 08, 2006 11:06:53 AM »

Nearly every fibre maniac seems to have a cat. So I thought I would share an idea with you on how to make a perfect toy for your fluffy friend.
It is basically a bigger version of  a wet felted bead that rattles.

You will need a bell, the plastic inside of a kinder egg or a ping pong ball and some roving.
1. Put the bell in the plastic kinder egg. If you are using a ping pong ball instead, cut it carefully 3 quarters open along the middle line and place the bell inside. ( The reason for this is that the bell doesn't ring if you felted directly around it.)
2. Then put the first layer of roving around the plastic inside. and follow the wetfelting beads tutorial from here on.

My cat loves his! Some people put cat nip inside too.


« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2006 11:34:17 AM »

I've actually made a couple of these for my cat and everybody else I know with cats.  I felted around the "cage" with the bell in it though.  Unfortunately they always find their way underfoot and get crushed...
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2006 11:39:46 AM »

What a neat idea.  Cats seem to like the wool too.  Mine like to sit upon the felted  chair cushions. 

Caedara, Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2006 03:25:45 PM »

That's a good idea.
What I have done is felt around a bouncy ball, it bounces really high and my cat goes crazy over it when I cover it in catnip.

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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2006 04:30:45 PM »

hmm so many creative ideas! i was actually thinking of felting around one of those plastic bell cages but my cats dont seem to like toys that make noise Sad i like the felting over a bouncy ball and catnip idea a lot... off to find a ball!
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