How to Make a Paper Mache Cat Lesson 4 Sculpting the Face. Step 1 Create the cattail stalk by wrapping the wooden dowel in floral tape.
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Starting at one of the short ends begin sewing and continue along the long side.
How to make a cat tail out of paper. Match the tail pieces right sides together and secure with pins. Crafting a fake cattail is relatively easy and inexpensive. Print out the paper cat craft template you can grab it at the end of this tutorial.
Make the Cat Tail. Once it is the size you want it to be tie a knot in the end. You can even add on more layers of yellow tape to make the ears thicker.
Trace the leaves onto the green craft foam and cut that piece out as well. Cut the hanger at the bottom until you get a piece of metal you can twist into a tail shape. To make a cat tail you will be making another fabric tube.
If not some leftover felt will do. Leave one end open. Cut out all the template parts.
Print our cattail template and cut out the pieces. Tape one end of the pipe cleaner to the back of the leaves. The paper must be covered with tape as any open area of exposable paper will warp from any paper-mache method that uses liquids Glue WaterFlour Liquid Starch Wallpaper glue etc.
If using as the stencil trace around the parts on colored paper and cut the parts out. Im sure there are several different ways to make an animal tail from using paper to sewing one like I did for Sully in our Monsters Inc. Simply cut out a piece of fabric the length you want the tail and twice as wide as you want your tail plus an inch of seam allowance.
Fold the tail in half so the right side the fur side is touching and the fabric side is on the outside. How to Make a Paper Mache Cat Lesson 5 Toes Ears and Tail. If you will be coloring the template we recommend you color it first.
How to make your cattails craft. Turn the tail right side out and make. Line up the edges.
Large fluffy pussy willows make fine pussy cats if they are pressed very lightly and pasted to paper. How to Make a Paper Mache Cat Lesson 3 Padding the Armature. About a third of the way up the dowel begin to attach the leaves staggering them as you wind your way around the stem.
Hot glue the fabric onto the hanger and when its dry sew it. To the best of my knowledge I have never made an animal tail or at least not out of yarn so this was a first for me. Fold lengthwise with right sides together.
Place the pussy willows in place if you dont have them then you can use cotton balls. Trace the oval piece onto the brown felt and cut it out. If using a pair of stockings only fill one leg tying a knot in the end of it but leave the rest of the stocking as you may find it useful for attaching the cat tail to your costume.
To make a pussy willow picture paint a scene with a fence or the branch of a tree upon which the cats can sit. Pin the tail together all the way down the open edge. How to Make a Paper Mache Cat Lesson 1 Making the Pattern.
How to Make a Paper Mache Cat Lesson 2 Making the Armature. Themed costumes to just tying on some ribbon and cardboard but in this case I made the boys animal tails out of yarn. You will leave the end opposite the bottom of the tail open.
The quickest way to make a tail is to stuff a knee high stocking or regular stocking leg full of stuffing. Clip the seam allowances all the way around the tail every ¼ to ½ inch especially around the tip curves. Stitch the cats tail together along the stitching lines and remove the pins.