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Pretty Kitty PalPretty Kitty Pal
Level: Easy

MEOW! MEOW! Create a pretty kitty friend to decorate a shelf or give as a cute gift. Add a dowel and turn this sweet pussycat into a plant pick for a  special cat lover.

Materials
HOLD THE FOAM GLUE

Blue-grey acrylic paint
Ebony black acrylic paint
Light buttermilk or off white acrylic paint
Green paper party cups, 1 package
Bright pink acrylic paint
True red acrylic paint
2 Craft hearts for ears, 1⁄2” X 1/8”
Blue-grey acrylic paint
White nylon brush, 3⁄4”
White nylon, No. 1 round brush
White nylon, No. 4 round brush
Styrofoam ball, 1 1⁄2”
Sytrofoam ball, 1”
Styrofoam hen egg, 2 1⁄2” X 2”
Chenille stem, black
Dowel, small
Yarn, any color
Toothpicks

Instructions:
1. With the small end of the egg pointing up, press the egg firmly on the counter or tabletop to flatten the bottom.
2. Break the toothpick in half. Apply Hold The Foam Glue to one end, then poke it halfway into the 1 12/2” ball. Apply glue to the other end of the toothpick and press it onto the top of the egg. Poke the dowel to the bottom of the egg to use as a handle when painting the kitty.
3. Wind yard around the 1” ball to make the kitty’s yarn ball. Secure the end of the yard to the ball with a drop of the glue.
4. Paint the face area of the kitty with the light buttermilk or off white paint. Paint the remainder of the head and body with the blue/gray paint.
5. Glue thePaint the heart ears with the blue/gray paint. When dry, paint the center of each ear with bright pink. bee’s body to the butterfly wings and then glue decorations to the wings.
6. Dot the kitty’s eyes with ebony black. Dot the nose with true red. Let dry. Paint the kitty’s cheeks with bright pink. When dry, use the toothpick to add a light buttermilk or off white to each eye and cheek.
7. Paint the kitty’s mouth line and whiskers with ebony black using  the tip of the No. 1 round brush.
8. Mix a little ebony black paint into the blue/gray paint to darken it and paint stripes on the kitty’s body and head with the mixture. Let dry.
9. With the scissors, snip a slit for each ear at the top of the kitty’s head. Apply Hold the Foam Glue to the bottom of each heart, then press it into the slip.
10. Apply glue to the other toothpick. Stick one end into the yarn ball and attach the ball to the front right, bottom edge of the kitty.
11. Cut a 5” piece of black chenille stem. Apply glue to one end, then poke it into the back of the kitty’s body for a tail. Curl the tail around to the front of the kitten and bend into a “U” shape.
Designer: Jean Kievlan. Originally seen on michaels.com
BEACON ADHESIVES, Inc., 125 MacQuesten Parkway South, Mount Vernon, NY 10550, Tel: (914) 699-3405
E-mail: Crafts4@BeaconAdhesives.com

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