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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.
It is recommended for your cat’s health.
PROJECT 2: Book Covers
Apply cute cats to homemade book covers.
The color and texture of your cat’s undercoat is different from its topcoat.
PROJECT 3: Portraits
Remember your pet forever.
What is the difference between sheep wool and cat hair?
PROJECT 4: Tote Bags
Carry your cat all around town.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cats are naturally eco-friendly—and so are cat-hair crafts.
PROJECT 9: Mittens and Gloves
Tuck your mitts inside cozy cat coverings.
Advice on the proper handling of cat-hair crafts.
PROJECT 10: Hats and Scarves
Wrap your head and neck with warm kitty-inspired winterwear.
Different cat brushes you can buy.
Meet the cats who donated their hair for these projects.
Make something special with your cat.
Excerpted from Crafting with Cat Hair by Kaori Tsutaya, Translated from the Japanese by Amy Hirschman. Copyright © 2011 by Quirk Productions, Inc.. Excerpted by permission of Quirk Books, a division of Random House LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.