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How to Make a Cotton Ball Kitty


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August 9, 2018

Cotton Ball Kitty - finished cotton ball kittyThis is a super thrifty craft for all ages. This fluffy cat is made of cotton balls glued onto part of a plastic water bottle. Embellish it however you like. I used acrylic gems and a small piece of ribbon. Meow!

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Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1 cat

Supplies:

  • 1 empty plastic water bottle
  • several cotton balls
  • glue
  • 3 acrylic gems
  • 1 Q-tip
  • ribbon
  • scissors
Cotton Ball Kitty - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Cut off the top third of the water bottle. This will be the cat's body.
  2. Cotton Ball Kitty - cut off the top 1/3 of the bottle for the body
     
  3. Glue on cotton balls all over the plastic bottle.
  4. Cotton Ball Kitty - glue on cotton balls
     
  5. The narrow end of the bottle will be the cat's head. Glue on a few more cotton balls on that side.
  6. Cotton Ball Kitty - glue a few more on the narrow end for the head
     
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  7. Divide one cotton ball into 4 pieces. Take 2 of those pieces and form them into little triangles to make the cat's ears.
  8. Cotton Ball Kitty - create ears from 1/4 of a cotton ball
     
  9. Glue ears on top of the head.
  10. Cotton Ball Kitty - glue on the ears
     
  11. Glue acrylic gems onto its face as eyes and a nose. The glue will dry clear with time.
  12. Cotton Ball Kitty - glue on gems for eyes and nose
     
  13. Tuck a Q-tip into the back of the cat, between the cotton balls and the bottle, for its tail.
  14. Cotton Ball Kitty - glue a Q-tip in place for the tail
     
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  15. Tie some ribbon around its neck as a collar.
  16. Cotton Ball Kitty - tie ribbon around its neck as a collar
     
  17. Kitty is ready to pounce!
  18. Cotton Ball Kitty - kitty on branch
     
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