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Recently I got a new kitten. Although he looks very similar to my previous cat, he is quite different and VERY wild! He plays with anything he sees all the time and keeps losing his mouse toys.
For this reason I decided to create one instead of buying new ones. I saw little mouses made out of twine at the store and they inspired me to make these toys. They didn't look hard to create after all.
After making them I realized that they are also very fast to create so that's even better!

I made two: I'm going to show you how to make the one with wings(?!). The other one is made the same way except that it doesn't have wings :D
What are they? They were supposed to become mouses, but then I actually made something else. Bugs, maybe fishes, or birds? I have no idea!!
The most important thing is that cats love them! :D
 
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Step 1: What you need

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  • thick twine
  • hot glue

Step 2: Make the base

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First of all fold some twine on itself back and forth, about 6 or 8 times, or until you obtain the thickness you prefer.
Now don't cut the thread. Wrap it around the twine you have just folded starting from the middle or closer to the end. Try to be accurate while you do this, so that there are no free slots left. All rounds must be close to each other.
Keep wrapping until you reach the other end. At that point you need to close the ending so put some hot glue on it and make some smaller rounds in it as if you were wrapping its side.
Please look at the pictures to understand what I mean.
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Nice work! and a cute looking moggy.

lindarose92 (author)  mrcurlywhirly11 days ago

Thank you!

MicioGatta made it!1 month ago

More or less! I left the eyes to let Enya take them with claws ;D

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lindarose92 (author)  MicioGatta1 month ago

Great! :D Does she like it?

She played with it a little, but today she's a little moody (secondo me è meteoropatica!), maybe because it's rainy. We want the sun!!!!!!!!!!!!

MicioGatta1 month ago

Good idea! My Enya loves one of her games that is very similar to these ones. She broke a cane with a butterfly at the end of an elastic band (in 4 weeks), maybe I can repair it with one of these. :) BTW, my Enya has the same colour of your cat, but she's more white. >^_______^<

lindarose92 (author)  MicioGatta1 month ago

Thank you! Your Enya is simply adorable :)

My Remì broke the thread attached to his cane right away too haha :D There was a mouse at the end of it that doesn't look like a mouse anymore lol
I tried to tie one of these twine toys to it instead, but he was able to re-break the thread...I wish they made stronger canes!

Darthorso3 months ago

Simple and cute! I'll try it.

My black cat is a fat lazy dude, but the other one is always impatients to play with new toys

lindarose92 (author)  Darthorso3 months ago

Thank you!! Kittens are so playful!

Absolutely!:D

looks very fun

lindarose92 (author)  mulesaremylife3 months ago

Thanks!

hunter9995 months ago

This is a great, awesome and cute idea Jessy! Voted :D

lindarose92 (author)  hunter9995 months ago

(Linda :D) Thank you!!

OMG..Did I really just do that! How embarrassing!! :D I guess I'm use to 'Jessy' posting Cat related 'Ibles. Sorry.

Still, that is pretty embarrassing. My first actual major mistake on 'Ibles! :-P

/me hides.

hahahah! And of course I stopped by to see the kitties :D :D :D

Haha, twice as embarresing now that you've seen it!! :D Sorry about that. :-)

lindarose92 (author)  hunter9995 months ago

Don't worry about it!! I imagined that the cat made you think of Jessy :D Nothing to be embarrassed about!

What's your real name by the way?

Haha, I'm sorry for the delay Linda - I got caught up with exams and all! But now its time to get writing some more 'Ibles with the Holidays :-)

My real name is Jinds (the 'd' is silent).

Pronouncing right: Say the word 'in' and add the letter 'j' in front and a 's' after. (If that makes any sense) :).

lindarose92 (author)  hunter9995 months ago

Yes, that definitely makes sense! Looking forward to see the new ibles you are preparing Jinds :)

I want that cat
lindarose92 (author)  LeZombieHunter5 months ago

Sorry, he is not for sale :D

Awesome project! and probably the cutest intro picture possible :D

lindarose92 (author)  emilyvanleemput5 months ago

haha thank you so much Emily!! :D

Chikpea5 months ago

Awesome! I've got to try this for my cat. :) Voted, hope you win!!! ;)

lindarose92 (author)  Chikpea5 months ago

Thank you so much!! Let me now if your cat likes it and please share a picture if you can! :)

kracken425 months ago

AAA! TOO CUTE! :D

lindarose92 (author)  kracken425 months ago

Thank you!! :D

shazni5 months ago

my daughter is going crazy over your cat! :-D

lindarose92 (author)  shazni5 months ago

How cute!! :D How old is she?

11 :-) .We have rabbits! I love them:-)
lindarose92 (author)  shazni5 months ago

Ooh I love rabbits! I had one until about a year and a half ago and miss him so much :(

Awesome idea! and your new kitten looks cozy-cute!

lindarose92 (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz5 months ago

Thank you Muhaiminah! Are you going to enter the Pet contest? I want to see your Pintu!! :D

Not sure yet, the jewelry ibles were already drafted but have to come up an idea for the pet contest... but I'll try for sure :D

lindarose92 (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz5 months ago

Looking forward to it!! :D

padbravo5 months ago

Tks...

I'll give it a try...
and you are quite right: each cat has a unique personality... like the humans has...

lindarose92 (author)  padbravo5 months ago

Oh yes, definitely. Plus young cats most likely play with everything, older cats usually don't, at least mine didn't...I will never know if she would have liked this one :(

Let me know what happens with yours and please, share a picture if you can! :)

Abigail025 months ago
Oh so cute!! I have 6 cats so I may need to make more than one!!
lindarose92 (author)  Abigail025 months ago

Wow! If I think that my previous cat had at least 5 different toys just for herself, you definitely need to make more than one, maybe a different "bug" for each of them :D

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