Calico Cat Bank


Large Round Papier Mache Box (approx. 7.25”)
9” x 12” White Fun Foam
1” x 1” Pink Fun Foam
2 – 2omm Moving Eyes
20mm Jingle Bell
24” of ribbon (approx. 1”) for bow
White Acrylic Paint
Orange Acrylic paint
Black Acrylic Paint
Med. Brown Acrylic paint
Sponge Brush
X-acto knife
Low temp glue Gun & Glue sticks


Stand the papier mache box on its side. Find the middle between the bottom of the box and where the lid ends. Using the X-acto knife, cut a slot at lest 1.5” long and 1/8” wide to put the money through.

Paint the outside of the box, including the lid, with the white acrylic paint. Let dry. Sponge paint “calico cat” spot on the box with the orange, brown and black acrylic paints. Let dry.

Trace and cut out pieces from fun foam according to the patterns.

The lid of the box will be the cat’s face. The money slot is the top center of the cat bank. Position the ears on either side of the face, behind the lid edge. Glue in place. Position the tail to the back of the cat (or the bottom of the box turned on its side). Glue the tail in place. Take the paws and place on either side of the bottom of the cat’s face, glue in place.

Sponge paint calico spots onto the tail, ears and paws. Let dry.

Position the eyes to the middle of the face and glue in place. Take the black permanent marker and draw whiskers below the eyes. Draw a smile below the whiskers. Glue the pink nose in the center of the whiskers.

Make a bow with the ribbon and glue between the paws at the bottom of the face. Glue the jingle bell to the bow. Now you are ready to start saving money in your cat bank!

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