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Welcome to the Create and Craft Club

Welcome to the Create and Craft Club

Take Part in International Cat Day with 9 Cute Kitty Craft Ideas

If you’ve ever owned a cat – or, more likely, been owned by one – you know the joy that these irresistible kitties can bring. Their loving, playful and mysterious natures make them purr-fect companions, so why not celebrate all things good and feline with some fun cat-themed arts and crafts. After all, August 8th is International Cat Day, where cat lovers all around the globe share their love for their sweet moggies and raise awareness about all the ways we can all help and protect them.

Take Part in International Cat Day with 9 Cute Kitty Craft Ideas

1. DIY Scratching Post

Cats love scratching surfaces, as it helps to clean their claws and mark their territory. To make sure that they aren’t ruining your furniture, though, you’ll need a good scratching post. What better choice than Penelope Quinn’s charming cactus? It’ll keep your precious moggy happy and double as a quirky decoration.

2. Cat Quilt

Janet Clare’s kitty appliqué templates (362355) are perfect for making a cute quilt that’ll be treasured for decades! The different body parts are connected with flexible split pins, meaning that you can pose your cat motifs however you want, and have them sit and dance all over your quilt.

3. Plant Pots

If you enjoy working with clay, then we’ve got the purr-fect home décor project for you! This kitty plant pot project takes you, step by step, through creating your very own fantastic feline decorations. Just make sure you’re patient, and let the little cat dry fully before you start adding it’s pretty coat and markings.

4. Crochet Friend

While our feline friends are delightfully soft and fluffy, they’re not always very cuddly, so a kitty cat toy is perfect for hugging in their place. Alexandre the Cat is a fantastic TOFT crochet kit (369162), featuring 100g of silver wool yarn and a beginner-friendly pattern to make an adorable little Russian Blue cat, measuring approximately 18cm.

5. Zentangle / Zendoodle

We all know that taking time out from the stresses of everyday life reaps huge health benefits, and the slow and deliberate strokes of zentangle patterns are a tried-and-tested method for helping with relaxation, increased focus and creativity. Why not enjoy some mindful doodling yourself with Sweet Dixie’s A6 Zendoodle Cat stamp (486113)?

6. Needle Felt Kitty

If you haven’t heard of it before, needle felting is an increasingly popular craft that uses specially designed barbed needles to matt, condense and knit wool together to create interesting 3D shapes and models. Best of all, The Makerss Dolls House Dog and Cat kit (544185) supplies all you need to create adorable little kitties. Just watch your fingers while making them!

7. Kitten Pillow

Simplicity’s kitty sewing patterns (473673) come in four cute designs, with the lying cats measuring approximately 20in x 22in long and standing moggies approximately 15.5in. They make great toys, gifts and cat-themed décor. Why not recreate a family pet by personalising the colours of fleecy fabric used?

8. Mixed Media Money Box

Perfect for storing your spare pennies or saving up for those craft supplies you always wanted, this terracotta cat money bank (479949) is just waiting for a pretty coat of paint, sprays, stickers or whatever fun embellishments you have lying around in your stash. You could even decorate a whole clowder – yes, that’s what a group of cats is called – to line up on your windowsill.

9. Printed Shirt

With brilliant home printing tools like the Screen Sensation (400212) at our fingertips, it’s difficult not to decorate anything and everything! It gets even harder when cute and hilarious screens and stencils are released, like Mr Thomas (496025) and Lady Caternia (496018) – just imagine those feline faces on a shirt or pillow!