Activity:

How to Make a Cat Toy

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What You Need:

  • Variety of fabric scraps, cut into approximately 1-inch squares
  • Needle
  • Sturdy thread

What You Do:

  1. Ask your child to thread her needle with a long piece of thread, around 2 feet, and tie a knot securely at one end. This activity is an appropriate time to introduce your amateur seamstress to the basics of sewing. If she's unfamiliar with how to thread a needle or other beginning sewing techniques, use this opportunity to teach her how!
  2. Using the needle, have her carefully pierce each fabric square in the approximate center of the square. She should slide each square down the thread.
  3. Have her continue this process until the string of fabric squares reaches her desired length.
  4. Lastly, help your child tie a knot to secure the fabric scraps and keep them from moving around too much on the string.

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