Classrooms throughout the city of Spokane are making this useful cat tissue holder for one of their Valentine’s Day projects. They are a favorite among children year after year. They are simple to make, economical and can be used long after Valentine’s Day is over. Children decorate their bedrooms, bathrooms and lockers with them. Many make them for their parents as gifts and they are always well received.
The materials you will need for this project are paper, glue, scissors, a small facial tissue box, crystal gems in two sizes, chenille sticks, a tiny bow, and cardstock.
Drape the empty box up with cardstock; you may also use foil wrapping paper in the color of your choice. Cut a slit in the top of the box large enough to fit Valentine's Day cards in the top.
You could simply cut the entire top off a small shoe box as well.
Cut out a tail ears and feet from the cardstock and glue to the box.
Next glue stick on the crystal gems for eyes,
Use a smaller crystal gem heart shaped for the nose.
Stick on the bow as a bowtie below the face or as a hair bow if you want a girl cat.
Glue the chenille sticks on the sides of the face for whiskers.
Younger children can trace the legs, tail and feet from a picture in a coloring book.
You can also add glitter, sequins and stickers for an individual look. Many are gluing pictures of their own cats to these versatile boxes.
These tissue boxes are a wonderful gift item, year round and can be made for any holiday. They can be kept in your car, on your desk at work and even in guest rooms. Make one for each room in the house; they don’t take up much room and they add an affable touch to nearly every décor.