Introduction: Cardboard Cat Bed Scratcher

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This is all about using old cardboard packaging for some good

Step 1: Safety First.

To make this scratcher a cutting implement is require and cardboard can give a nasty paper cut so be aware and keep yourself safe.

Step 2: Choose a Shape.

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I used the cardboard box to set the length and height I needed and drew a freehand curve and cut it out.

Step 3: Marking Out.

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From my template I marked out the rest of my cardboard sheets. I chose to use two shapes rather than a single shape so my cats have a choice.

Step 4: Cutting Time.

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Once marked out get cutting I used a bread knife as it can saw through the cardboard.

Step 5: Fill It Up.

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I then stacked the shaped cardboard in from each side and used some more parts of the packaging to hold it all tight and separate the two forms.

Step 6: Finished.

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Just left for the cats to enjoy I left the shapes fairly rough as it is meant to be scratched at.


johnstat000 (author)2014-08-26

You could pant it with some bright acrylic to spice it up!

seamster (author)2014-08-25

Nice and simple. Do the cats like it?

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