How to make cat coasters with felt

Love having guests but tired of having condensation rings on the table from glassware? Keep your table in purrfect shape, and show your love for cats with felt cat coasters. Create several coasters in a variety of colors, or use feline companions as inspiration when selecting colors for this project.
These felt cat coasters are quick and easy to make, so get the family or classroom involved. Even if kids aren't old enough to use scissors or a glue gun, they can trace shapes, handle felt and paint whiskers on a cat.
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Materials
- Cardstock
- Pencil
- Scissors
- Black marker
- White felt
- Black felt
- Pink felt
- Hot glue gun
- Glue stick
- Metallic silver acrylic paint
- Fine paint brush
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Instructions
1. Sketch the outline of a cat head, including ears, on a piece of cardstock.
2. Cut the drawing out of the cardstock with scissors. This drawing will act as a stencil for the next step.
3. Place the stencil from Step 2 on the felt.
4. Trace the stencil on the white felt with a black marker.
5. Cut the cat-head shape out of the white felt. Set this piece of felt aside.
6. Cut two small circles out of black felt. These pieces of felt will serve as cat eyes in a later step.
7. Draw two small triangles and a small heart on the pink felt. The triangles will serve as coloration for cat ears; the heart will be the cat's nose.
8. Glue the two small triangles from the previous step to the ears on the white felt.
9. Glue the two black circles from step 6 to the cat's face. Place the circles where the eyes of a cat should appear on the face.
10. Glue the small heart from step 7 to the center of the face. This piece is the nose.
11. Dip a fine paintbrush in the metallic silver paint.
12. Paint three lines on each side of the nose for whiskers.
13. Allow the glue and paint to dry prior to using the cat coaster.
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