A Pounce of Pouncing Pom Pom Cats

A flock of birds. An army of frogs. A band of gorillas. A pounce of cats. Groups of animals have special names called collective nouns. And a lot of them are really fun. Like a pounce of cats. So today I’m sharing with you a fun project… A Pounce of Pouncing Pom Pom Cats. What makes the cats pounce? A paper clip. This adorable craft is actually an engineering project in disguise :)

This adorable pouncing pom pom cats craft is actually an engineering project in disguise.

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Pouncing Pom Pom Cats Supplies Needed

  • For each large cat you need:
    • 1  x 2″ pom pom (the body)
    • 4 x  1/2″ pom poms (the feet)
    • 1 x 1/4″ pink pom pom (the nose)
    • 2 x 1/4″ white pom poms (the cheeks)
    • 2 googly eyes
  • For each small cat you need:
    • 1  x 1″ pom pom (the body)
    • 4 x  1/4″ pom poms (the feet)
    • 1 x 1/4″ pink pom pom (the nose)
    • 2 x 1/4″ white pom poms (the cheeks)
    • 2 googly eyes
  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • 1  x 2″ paper clip

Make Your Pom Pom Cats

You’ll need to make a few of these cats to have your own pounce of kitties. You can make different sizes of cats, but I found that the small ones pounce higher and are more fun.

  1. First, gather supplies and heat up your glue gun.
  2. Grab your felt and cut two triangles for the ears and 6 long skinny pieces for the whiskers.
  3. Take 1 of the large pom poms and glue on the googly eyes, ears, feet, cheeks, nose and whiskers as shown in the picture.

Make Your Pounce of Cats Pounce

Create your cat launcher with a 2 inch long paper clip. Pull up the inside loop to a 70° angle. Then bend up the bottom half of the short end of the small loop to a 90° angle.

To make the cats pounce, rest the pom pom cat on the bent end of the paper clip. Press your finger on the end of the loop, release and watch them fly.


Collective Noun Crafts

This fun project is a part of a series of #CollectiveNouns, those fun words that are used to describe a group of animals. A bunch of my blogger friends are making collective noun crafts this month, perfect for adding a little bit of learning to your crafts! Be sure to check out these fun Collective Noun paper plate projects, they’re both perfect for the littles!

This adorable pouncing pom pom cats craft is actually an engineering project in disguise.

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