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An­i­mal crafts

1 An­i­mal wrap How to:

Wrap up your gifts in

brown pa­per (putting your gift

in a box be­fore wrap­ping makes

it much eas­ier). De­cide what sort

of an­i­mal you would like your gift

to be, and then paint the an­i­mal's

fea­tures on some ex­tra pa­per.

Once the paint is dry, cut out

the an­i­mal fea­tures and glue

onto the wrapped gift. Add ex­tra

de­tail us­ing a marker pen.

2 Cat house How to:

The pat­tern for this house and for the fol­low­ing

two crafts can be found on our A lit­tle mo­ment blog (blog.

the­p­ar­ent­ing­place.com). Print out the tem­plate pieces on A3

pa­per and cut out. Take a card­board box and cut down the

sides to lay flat. Trace and cut out eight tem­plate tri­an­gles and

eight tem­plate rec­tan­gles from your card­board, cut­ting a cir­cle

in one of the pieces to cre­ate an en­trance. Paint half of the

pan­els as shown and once dry as­sem­ble the house by tap­ing

the pan­els to­gether on the in­side with mask­ing tape. Cover the

out­side joins with Washi tape.

3 hang it by the tail How to:

Paint a rec­tan­gu­lar piece of

tim­ber in your de­sired colour. While the

paint is dry­ing, care­fully cut out the sten­cil

found on the A lit­tle mo­ment blog. Once

the paint is dry, place the sten­cil on the

tim­ber and se­cure in place with mask­ing

tape. Paint over the sten­cil with care.

Once this layer is dry add other painted

el­e­ments. Mark in pen­cil where you want

the hooks to go, and screw them in.

4 kitty purse How to:

Cut and lay out the pat­tern found on the

A lit­tle mo­ment blog on two dif­fer­ent colours of felt.

Pin the pat­tern in place on the felt and cut out. Match

the pat­tern pieces and stitch to­gether us­ing a blan­ket

stitch. Mark with chalk where the but­ton hole needs to

go and care­fully cut with a scalpel. Sew on a but­ton-nose

and paint on the fa­cial fea­tures and ear de­tails.

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