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Sally Cats

Sally Cats by David Osborne

David's Sally Cats are quick and simple to make.

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Introduction

Why a Sally Cat? Because my daughter Sally designed it. I asked her to.

I tried various methods of making it using pulp but it took a long time and was quite arduous. Never one to take an hour when a minute would do, I came up with a laminating method which has proved ideal - efficient and effective. After spending several days on the pulp methods, I found that with the laminating I could make half a dozen in a couple of hours.

The method could easily be adapted to other designs or parts of larger pieces.

You will need...

- A sheet of paper for the design.
- Paper for laminating - newspaper, yellow pages, bond, kraft etc.
- Paste (I use two thirds wallpaper paste or CMC plus one third PVA).
- Card (like the sort you get in cereal packets).
- Filling (something dry like screwed up paper or sawdust, sand or flock etc.).

Making a Sally Cat

Decide on the height and width you want your cat to be. Fold the design paper at the half-way mark, remembering that the template will need to be a bit wider than the finished cat. Draw half the outline.

Drawing the outline
Drawing the outline

With the paper still folded, cut out the shape. This will now be symmetrical.

Cutting out the design
Cutting out the design

Design cutout
Design cutout

Draw the outline of the template twice on card and cut out the two pieces.

Drawing the outline
Drawing the outline

Holding the two pieces of card carefully together in exact alignment, paste some strips over the side and top edges and leave to dry.

Pasting
Pasting