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Cat Scratcher #1

Supplies needed:

  • A cardboard rectangle (ideally 6 inches wide, and 12 inched long)
  • Sisal twine
  • Scissors
  • A ruler
  • A single hole punch

Step 1

Begin by taking your scissors and making a 1cm cut at both ends of the rectangle. At the top of the short edge, you will want to leave approximately 2 cm (you will need this space later!)

Step 2

You will now take your sisal twine and making a knot, tuck it into one of the top cuts in the cardboard.

Step 3

Begin wrapping the sisal around the cardboard until you reach the bottom cut you made.

Step 4

Once you have the sisal twine wrapped all the way around the cardboard rectangle down to the bottom cut you made, make a knot to secure the twine in the bottom slit. The results should look like this.

Step 5

Since these scratchers will need to be secured to a kennel door, punch two holes into the top of your cardboard rectangle where you left the 2cm space. You will cut about an 18 inch piece out, and thread it through both holes coming out the back of the scratcher. Tie a bow on the back of the scratcher. This should be easily untied, so that it can be secured onto the kennel door.

Voila! You’re done! These scratchers can now be brought to the Shelter, and can be secured onto a cats kennel for them to scratch at their leisure!

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