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How to do Cat Whiskers with string

How to Do Cat Whiskers



Step by step instructions for making Cat Whiskers with string

Making the Cat Whiskers string figure is one of the easiest to learn. The steps for this are actually exactly the same as the first part of making Jacob's Ladder, so if you can make this, then you'll be half way to that string figure too.  Begin with a string the right length in a big circle across your palms, and follow the steps below. You can also watch these step by step instructions in the video at the bottom of this page, or at youtube for how to do Cat Whiskers!

Here are the steps for how to make Cat Whiskers with String:
Cat Whiskers step 1
1)  Start with the standared opening. You put the string across both of your palms in a big circle that is the open position. Then use your pointer finger to pick up the string from each of your palms. This position is used frequently to start many string figurse
Cat Whiskers step 2
2)  Drop the thumb strings.  Reach under all the other strings with your thumbs and pick up the last string with your thumbs and bring it forward. It should look like this.
Cat Whiskers step 3
3)  With both your thumbs, reach over the first string and pick up the second string.
Cat Whiskers step 4
4)  Drop your pinky finger strings.  Then, with your pinky finger, reach over the last string and pick up the next string. It will look like this if you have done it correctly.
Cat Whiskers String figure
5)  Finally , drop the thumb strings. You have made cat's wiskers!  (When I held this up for my cat to view my work, he put his nose up to it perfectly in the video! He is so cute!)

With practice, you will be able to make this quickly and easily. 


And finally, if you need a real time visual, here's a video with step by step instructions on how to do Cat Whiskers!


You might also like, "How to Make a Cootie Catcher"

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