The size and colors of these cat toys can be easily varied.
Cat Toys How-To
1. Using templates as guides, cut out one large and one small feather from two pieces of different colored medium-weight wool felt.
2. With a hot iron, press a crease down the center of each feather.
3. Add a jump ring to a jingle bell.
4. Slip end of a 1-yard length of satin cord through jump ring. At bell, tie stems of feathers to cord with a square knot. Knot both ends of cord to prevent fraying.
18" wool felt squares: Pretty Pastels (#815823) in Lilac, Iris, Aqua, Maize, and Peach, and Harvest Hues (#815824) in Peas, $7.95 each, from Magic Cabin, 888-623-3655. 16mm/5BU Hourai Shine Bell in Silver, $1 for two, and 1-by-7-mm Jump Ring in Silver, $1 for 21, from Toho Shoji, 212-868-7465. Medium polyester satin cord (SIC-3100, color #34), $1.02 per meter, from Shindo, 212-868-9311.