Is your cat looking to expand his/her musical experience? Has (s)he already mastered the harp? It's time to get your "Kitten On The Keys"!
Follow these steps to make your own piano scratching pad for your favorite musical feline!
glue (hot glue gun & craft glue)
Paint your board white. It doesn't have to be perfect; this is just to help the wood that peeks through blend in.
Cut your old towel(s) into strips and braid or make rope.
Use a hot glue gun to glue your "rope" into the board, snaking it back & forth in a tight zigzag pattern,
Cut the foam strips to a size that fits well as the black keys of the piano. I didn't paint this foam black, but I'd recommend painting it first or using black foam.
Now it's time to wrap the black keys! First wrap the black yarn around the foam length-wise, then wrap width-wise. You can coat the foam in craft glue before wrapping, or glue as you go using craft glue or hot glue.
Glue your black keys onto your rope-covered board, imitating the pattern of a piano keyboard.
Once it's dry, sprinkle some catnip on the keys, & watch your cat enjoy this new toy!
Feel free to use this as inspiration for your own version. How do you think you'll make it? Be sure to show me on social media by tagging me &/or using #Fischarper!
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