DIY Feather Wand Cat Toys to make your feline go crazy!

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Our cats have always loved toys with feathers, but they’re so expensive!
Solution? Make our own.
Join us in creating some easy feather-based toys that our cats go absolutely crazy for.

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Instructions:

Materials:
2 Wooden Dowels
twine or string
3+ small feathers and 1 large feather
bells (optional)
Scissors
strong non-toxic glue
Paper plate (optional to ease applying glue)

Steps:
0 – Place some flue on the paper plate
Steps for first “flying feathers” wand:
1 – Cut a 1.5m length of twine
2 – Cut a short notch into one end of a dowel
3 – Dip the notch into the glue
4 – Press the end of the twine into the notch
5 – Cover the end of the dowel with the notch and twine in glue
6 – Wrap the twine around the end of the dowel
7 – Clamp down the twine with a washing peg until the glue dries
9 – Cover the other end of the twine in glue
10 – Fan out the small feathers
11 – Wrap the twine around the feathers
12 – Add glue to the twine while wrapping
13 – Wrap the twine between the feathers
14 – Tie the twine around the feathers
15 – Leave for the glue to dry!
Steps for Static feather wand:
1 – Cut a long notch into the end of a dowel (long enough for the stalk of the large feather to fit in)
2 – Apply glue to the large feather stalk
3 – Insert the large feather’s stalk into the notch
4 – Cut a short length of twine (about 40 cm)
5 – Optionally tie a bell onto the middle of the twine
6 – Cover the notch in glue
7 – Tightly wrap the twine on the end of the dowel around the notch, keeping the bell open
8 – If necessary add more glue to the twine while wrapping
9 – Secure the twine in place with a washing peg until the glue dries

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