Our pattern of the month is the Cat! Did you know that international Cat Day is always August 8? it is a day to honor our cat friends and to advocate for cats. Scientists believe that cats and humans have been associated for over 10,000 years. Scientists also don’t know why cats purr, but they do know that the purring can improve bone density and help healing.
Fun Facts About Cats
- A kindle is not only an e-reader, but the name of a group of kittens born to one cat
- A group of full grown cats is called a chowder
- Some Maine Coon cats are born with 6 toes
- A cat spends nearly 2/3 of its life asleep
- Cats have about 100 vocal sounds
- Cats can gauge their human’s mood and often times match it
Upcoming Cat Craft Activities
In our next blog, we’ll be sharing a few ideas and links for some fun cat craft activities that we found around the web. We’ll also have a free download pattern for the kids to make their own cat paper bag puppet. You can also check out our Puppet of the Month Pinterest Board.
Until then, enjoy our free download of a cat coloring page for the kids to color!
Need a puppet with a moving mouth that makes expressions? We’ve got the pattern!
You can buy the Cat Puppet Sewing Pattern here. It is available as a digital download so you can start sewing immediately. Each pattern has step by step instructions and free video tutorial. In fact you can watch our free tutorial on how to sew the cat puppet right now! Beginner sewists have complimented us on how easy they found our instructions to follow. We recommend using fleece and felt to make our puppets because these fabrics are readily available from craft stores, inexpensive, washable and easy to sew.
What our customers are saying:
“Pattern is well written and easy to follow.”
“These are awesome looking puppets. I love them!”