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Clothespin kitty cat craft

Jen is a work-at-home mom to four who loves to craft and sew so much, sometimes she gives up sleep to have the time to complete projects. Check her out at fabricbliss.blogspot.com.

Calling all future cat ladies!

This adorable cat-themed plant holder can be customized to whatever theme your preschooler holds dear to her heart. Not raising a crazy cat lady? Use any picture your child likes to make this project all about her — perhaps even some of her own artwork!

Clothes pin kitty cat craft

Calling all
future cat ladies!

This adorable cat-themed plant holder can be customized to whatever theme your preschooler holds dear to her heart. Not raising a crazy cat lady? Use any picture your child likes to make this project all about her — perhaps even some of her own artwork!

Supplies needed:

  • Clean and dry empty cat food or tuna can
  • 20 wooden clothes pins
  • Picture of a cat — the image shown is free clip-art, sourced online, scaled to size, printed out and colored
  • Elmer's® Early Learners™ Glue Stick
  • Small catnip or pet-grass plant

Directions:

1

Choose your image

Choose the image and scale you will use — you could even use a photograph — and print it out. The image shown was trimmed to measure 2-5/8 inches, which covered seven standard-sized clothespins.

2

Cut the pieces

Measure, and then draw light pencil line cutting marks. Have your crafter carefully cut along the lines to create seven 3/8-inch strips.

3

Glue, glue, glue

Using the Elmer's® Early Learners™ Glue Stick, adhere the strips of paper to each of the clothespins. The glue stick is purple, but dries totally clear — which makes it easier to see where you've applied the glue to ensure great glue coverage.

4

Assemble the planter

Line up your picture like a puzzle and clip each of the clothespins right next to each other around the tuna can. A standard-sized can will accommodate 20 pins perfectly. Your preschooler may need your assistance with the last clothespin, as it is kind of a tight fit. Place a small catnip or pet-grass plant in the center of the pins. Your cat — and cat lover — will delight in this one-of-a-kind project!

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