DIY Cat Ears and Tail

Yesterday was National Cat Day.  It was a complete coincidence, but the theme for the day for dress up week at the studio was Kitty Cat Dress Up! Meow!!!

I knew I needed ears, so I ventured to Hobby Lobby to pick up my supplies. 

My supplies included: 

  • Pink Felt
  • White Fur
  • Glue sticks/ Glue Gun
  • 2 Alligator Hair Clips
  • Scissors
  • Spool of Fur (optional for tail)

You begin by simply cutting two wide Isosceles triangles in the fur and two congruent ones with the felt.  You then take these and hot glue a felt triangle to the non-furry side of the fur triangle.   The pink will eventually become the inside of the ears. 

You then fold the triangle along the longest side and make the bottom right corner overlap the left to form the three dimensional hollow triangle shape.  Once you have made the desired shape carefully glue this overlap together. 

Now you will attach the clips to the ears.  I used a piece of cardboard to ensure that I was only gluing the angular side to the bottom of the ear.  I slid the cardboard between the two sides of the clip to create a barrier. Carefully use the glue to adhere the clip to the side that you just formed of your triangle. 

Using the remaining fur or fur from the spool, cut a piece the length that you would like your tail to be.  You then fold the piece in half length wise and glue that together.  I attached that to the back of my pants using a safety pin. 

Since my plan was to be a blue leopard, I used the Snazaroo paint in blue and brushed it onto the furry side of my ears to compliment the paint that I had chosen.  Voila! You have some purrrrfect ears.

Check out my YouTube channel for a lesson in Cat Paint: http://youtu.be/u0fw9XTj7U0