Kitten Puzzle Challenge

 

Kitten Puzzle Challenge can be found exclusively at Barnes & Nobles

Licensing NEWS this week:  I received my kitten puzzle samples today. I am sooo excited this will be my first kitten puzzle design published. It has been produced by Ravensburger, the best, most reputable puzzle company in the world, made exclusively for Barnes & Nobles “Challenge” series. I am ready to test out this kitten puzzle challenge! Here is a link for anyone interested in purchasing the puzzle from Barnes & Nobles. Are you up for the Challenge?

There are experts out there who “live” for puzzle challenges like this,  and- though I have spent many lazy summers at the beach doing puzzles in my down time I do not consider myself an expert. So, in thinking how to attempt this kitten puzzle challenge…. here are the steps I took.  Let’s see if I can complete the kitten puzzle challenge!

 

  1. Spread the Puzzle pieces out and turn each one over. Separate the ends out.

    My first step was to see how big the kitten puzzle is. It is 27″ x 20″ which is bigger than my smallest table, so I will use a table in the house that it will fit on before I start. (Sorry family, I am taking over the dining room table for a little while. LOL)

  2. Second step for me is to turn each puzzle piece over and separate the end pieces to make the puzzle outline first. Wow alot of pink! soooo hard….

  3. My third step – I spent some time putting the ends together. What a sense of accomplishment! And next the easiest part of the puzzle which is SOOOO important to me  that is connected to the kitten puzzle literally as well as physically: the heart combined with my name. This stands for all of abandoned, lost, and surrendered animals that need help, care, love, that are saved by animal rescue organizations and rehomed.
  4. Identifying the eyes, noses, whiskers and fur puzzle pieces.

    My fourth step:  My kids started becoming interested in the puzzle, we worked together at dinner time. They started pulling out the puzzle pieces that had kitty eyes, and tiny noses in another. They helped me put the eyes together (right). We completed all nine of the kittens heads. Just look at these beautiful little faces! Now… you will have to stay tuned to see the finished masterpiece in a future blog!

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The kittens photographed for this puzzle are from a litter of five that my family and I fostered. They were brought in just days old and bottle fed around the clock for the first two weeks with kitten milk replacement. We kept them in a box lined with newspapers and towels with a heating pad underneath half of the box. Feeding each one took approximately 15 minutes. They had to be burped and stimulated to use the potty! It would take over two hours and then they would be hungry again!! They grew up thinking we were their momma! At seven-ten days old, their eyes opened, and they started to do the monster walk! LOL  At approximately 3 weeks they learned how to begin eating kitten food and use the litter box. That was a very messy stage! We moved their bedding into the bath tub so they couldn’t climb out.  At 5-6 weeks old, they were ready to play!. We moved them into our kitty room and they loved it – playing with cat toys, running through cat tunnels, climbing up cat trees, chasing balls and tackling each other.  At 8 weeks old and over 2 pounds they were “vetted” : spayed/neutered, microchipped, tested for feline diseases, to ready for their adoption. All five were adopted within a week of their photos being uploaded to their kitten page on the rescue’s website. Their potential adopters were screened and they all went to their new homes – mission accomplished!

*****If you are wondering about the head piece for the photo shoot, here is a link to the blog post: Making Kitten Flowers Bloom

Pet Images Licensed by Legacy will help feed hungry children

We are proud to license our pet images to Legacy’s Buy a Card / Feed a Child greeting card program that helps feed hungry children all around the the world. I am thrilled to be associated with Legacy Publishing Group. Legacy is an amazing greeting card company with incredible integrity and family values. The “BUY A CARD | FEED A CHILD™” greeting card line helps feed hungry children and families in the United States and around the world. Legacy donates a portion of the profits from each card to different hunger relief organizations each month.  I am happy to share my studio pet images with Legacy and hope that our adorable rescue pet images will help sell more cards to feed children all around the world.

Please go to the LEGACY website where you can read up to date information quarterly and see the organizations they support and the equivalent number of meals they have provided. They are truly AMAZING! Buy a few cards while you’re there and show your support!

We are proud to license our studio pet images to Legacy. They have a Buy a Card / Feed a Child greeting card program that helps feed hungry children all around the the world.

One Photo Saves 2016 Helping Rescue Animals get Adopted

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The data is in: Kelly’s Program, One Photo Saves, photographed over 300 cats and kittens in 2016 to help them get adopted. Kelly works with local, non-profit, no-kill private animal rescue organizations in Orlando Florida that do not have a shelter. These rescues rely on volunteers to foster the kittens and cats in their homes. The fosters take the foster kittens/cats to pets stores where they jhold adoption events on weekends with the hopes of getting the animals adopted. Kelly volunteers at least two saturdays a month to go on location to the adoption events to photograph the cats and kittens. Each cat/kitten has their own web page with photos and a description. Kelly’s professional photos have helped hundreds of foster animals get adopted by online shoppers looking for a pet. It has been a very successful year helping the rescue animals get adopted!

Here is a list of over 300 names of the cats and kittens that Kelly/One Photo Saves Program photographed at Petsmart and other pet rescue centers this year 2016. To give you an idea of the work involved, Kelly volunteers several hours Saturday photographing each pet at the adoption events, then many more hours in Photoshop editing, cropping, saving, labeling and uploading at least 2 complimentary images of each of the following pets to the rescues and/or directly to their webpages, at no charge whatsoever to the rescues.

Ashton, Aza, Bandit, Benzie and Shenzie, Ginny, Chewy, Truffle, Bru, Angelica, Grey, Vader, mach, Barracuda, Skye, Bandit, Cassie, Fudge, Knox, Marianne, Marlie, Misty, Pepper, Peridot, Pepper, Sophie, Toby, Trooper, Cooper, Frank, Gracie, Smokey, Juno, Gizmo, Vixen, Prancer, Winston, Jana, Jules, Kovu, Midnight, Olive, pepper, Oliver, Patch, Twitch, Keller, Paulsey, Duncan, Candy, Carson, Daisy, Hiro, marlo, Smokey, Winston, Winter, Bette, Elenor, Gizmo, Juno, Basil, Davina, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Whitestripe, Audrey, Bobby, Earl, Elizabeth, Jenny, Jackie, Juda, Lance, Liz, Lucky, Miko, Nala, Sanford, Shadow, Snoopy, Thomas, Alex, Andres, Art, Bertha, Fiona, Lucy, Mickey, Mr. Ollie, Rose, Tando,Teddy, Tom, Zena, Aidan, Alvin, Frosite, Ginger, Minnie Mo, Willow, Nutmeg, Paint, Pepper, Socks, Pepper, Stach, Star, Bertha, Figaro, Jade, Pinkie, Skye, Sinatra, Simba, Sweetie, Tinker, Zach, Muffin, Tigger, Abby, Blue, Cassie, Cheddar, Chloe, Cupcake, Gipper, Lena, Leopold, McGhee, Mittens, Nora, Penelope, Zipper, Malt, Boop, Chloe, Dominoe, Gipper, Jellicat, June, Monroe, Oreo, Robin, Salem, Tabitha, Thor, Thunder, Tiffy, Tripp, Spookie, Boop, Robin, Merry, Pebbles, Pippen, George, Articus, Aidan, Trinity, Torrie, Dipstick, Rudy, Kirk, Uhura, Sunchaser, Captain, Danny, Opal, Daffy, Kaa, Cinder, Ember, Trooper, Billie, Celeste, Cotton, Gibbie, GooGoo, Gypsy, Kirk, McCoy, Millie, Scotttie, Tiffy, Teddy, Cutie, Gibbie, Gidget, Gypsy, Huxley, Lavender, Leonarda, Rose, Sunchaser, Cheddar, Danny, Faith, Noir, Noisy, Chevy, Cheddar, Cheeto, Billy, Milly, Aurora, Balloo, Dori, Heidi, Kingsley, Opal, Panther, Charlotte, Chiller, Cinder, Ember, Jeeli, Josie, Juda, Piper, Moses, Tiffy, Truffle, Dema, Detya, Celmentine, Adrian, Kit, Aspen, Red, Cassidy, Joey, Noir, Bossy, Calvin, Garfield, Oliver, Royal, Chase, Winston, eo, Miney, Fennel, Karaoke, Kabuki, Chaos, Mistletoes, Oreo, Boris, Eden, Bart, Ashton, Calum, Cady, Cookie, Cameron, Jupiter, Mars, Bo, Buffy, Peaches, Bree, Bailey, Maverick, Molly, Lars, Loralei, Grayson, Bishop, Blake, Butter, Almond, Boone, Apple, Tetra, Tonks, Milowe, Brody, Bryce, Bowie, Kelso, Koda, Krissy,Abby Hemingway, Albie, Alfie, Andi, Anna, Baxter, Becca, Berkley, Bette, Bowie, Bryce, Britta, Callie, Cammie, CeCe, Chance, Cheyenne, Cienna, Kelso, Kodak, Lanie, Minnie, Meadow, Molly,Felix, Oscar, Ziggy, Zoey, Peaches.

To learn more about Kelly’s One Photo Saves Program for rescue animals, check out Kelly’s website for more information: www.kellyrichardsonimages.com. If you have any questions about how to help the rescues in your community and photograph pets, please contact kelly. She is always happy to help give advice to fellow volunteers.

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Kittens Calendar Fundraiser Donated by KRI

 

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I am proud to have created and produced the Kittens 2017 Calendar for my favorite local rescue organization Cats-Can, Inc. It is their first Kittens Calendar Fundraiser  (as well as mine).  It was definitely a learning curve as I went along. And alot of fun and hard work went into it.  Many people in rescue have asked how did we go about getting this fundraiser off the ground, where do you start, how to do a calendar fundraiser. Here is a breakdown of the steps I took to make the calendar and the timeline I used.

How to do a Calendar Fundraiser

libertycreativeprinter1. APRIL 2016: Find a Printer I met with several printers to get sample calendars, looking at print quality and price.  Once we chose a printer, Liberty Creative, we set up a meet to discuss our non-profit fundraiser goals and he gave us a great idea. He suggested getting local area businesses to help sponsor the calendar with business card ads. He showed us an example of how another non-profit did this. In this way, the sponsors help pay to print the calendar and they get to advertise their businesses at the same time. We pursued this idea immediately.
2. 3calendarsample2JUNE 2016  Marketing materials for Sponsors In order to get local area businesses to consider what we had to offer, we had to make samples and ordering packets for the rescue group members to use. I set to work on creating  marketing materials and approximately 15 packets for each lead volunteer in the rescue group. The packets included the following:  an order form with several different types of ads that could be purchased in different sizes and price points, a sample calendar page showing the quality of the images and real life sizes of the ad spaces, and an envelope to collect the sponsors order forms and payments. We also created a life-size laminated calendar page to use as an example with business card ads at the bottom. I gave this to the adoption event volunteers to advertise at the adoption events every Saturday.
3. JULY & AUGUST 2016 Getting sponsors Getting our lead volunteers to feel comfortable asking businesses to sponsor a calendar ad was very difficult to say the least.  Luckily, myself and a few other willing volunteers came through. We only had 14 paid sponsored ads, however it was enough money to pay to print 500 copies of our calendar and that is a great start! We were proud to say that the rescue organization will not have to pay anything to make and print 500 calendars and that ALL of the proceeds will go to help the cats.
4. AUGUST & SEPTEMBER 2016 Calendar Wizard and InDesign : In order to save money for the rescue (to not have to pay several hundred dollars in printer set-up charges), I decided to create and produce the calendar myself- it was a great undertaking.  I really wasn’t sure what I was gettng into or how to begin. So I asked. And again, we got the help and advice of our favorite sales rep Mike at Liberty Creative. He told me that his printer guys use Calendar Wizard.  I wasn’t really sure what that was so I googled it and figured it out. This is where the learning curve came in…  I had to learn how to use InDesign along with adding the extension: the Calendar Wizard. The Adobe InDesign Calendar Wizard is a javascript extension to Adobe InDesign which adds calendars to an InDesign document. The free calendar Wizard extension can be found here. I am a Photoshop user so it took a few days before I realized how to use In Design. Then,  after donwloading the Calendar Wizard extension, it took several attempts before I was finally able to create the correct layout which left enough space at the bottom for our business card ads. There is an area in Calendar Wizard where you can customize the parameters of the layout of the calendar grid, the sizes of the squares, font, color and more.   Once I figured out how to leave space at the bottom and the settings i needed,  the Calendar Wizard automatically did the rest: everything including holidays.
covervote5. SEPTEMBER 2016 Adding Photos The next step was carrying over my InDesign calendar months into Photoshop where the FUN begins and I spent many, many, many, long sleepless nights…. and days choosing and inserting the kitten images that went on each page, along with the business card ads at the bottom.   The hardest part was choosing the best images that went on the calendar: the large featured kittens and the cover kitten. I was helped by the owner of the  non-profit to make a lot of those decisions. We collaborated back and forth via text. And for the cover image, we had a poll on Cats-Can Facebook page. I made an ad with the images of the 12 kitten months and the CCi audience voted over a two day weekend. The winner is shown: sweet Milowe in denum jeans. In the advertisement at the bottom of this page, you can see a small image of each calendar page with many images added in there.
6. OCTOBER 2016  Printing the Calendar The final step was saving the calendar, according to the printer specs: pdf, etc etc.,  and then back and forth a few times with proofs from the printer until we finally got our calendars printed. Hurray! it only took a week and they were in.
lr_fbkittenad2_8x107. OCTOBER 2016: PRICING & marketing the calendar…: Just when you think all of the work is done, the most important step still needs to take place. Now we have the task of marketing the calendar and hoping that the rescue group will be able to sell all 500 before Christmas.   I made several ads for the Rescue to use on their home page of their website and also their facebook page.  I also made a 16×20 poster to be used at adoption events.
Now YOU can help support Cats-Can kittens: The calendars are available for a donation of only $12 or you can get 2/$20 at Cats-Can, inc adoption events in the Petsmart, Oviedo. They can also be ordered with a donation of $15 or 2/$25 (that price includes shipping) through paypal on Cats-Can Inc website by clicking here.

 

 

Here are the pages from the calendar so viewers can see how we customized each month with images inside the grid, and how the sponsored business card ads look at the bottom.

Design Design Halloween Cards

halloween20161050x350We love our friends at Design Design for licensing these adorable images from us. Both of these images have a very special place in our hearts and we couldn’t be happier that they were chosen to be published on greeting cards by Design Design for Halloween 2016.

ddidogwwebpageWe especially LOVE the pirate dog… who is MY very own pet! He just had a birthday on October 19th, he turned 12 years old! We celebrated with a huge meat patty and candles.  The photo of him as a pirate was taken a few years ago. He is alot grayer now and has white around his cute little muzzle. He is 12 years old!
ddikittenwwebpageThe pumpkin kitten peeking out of the pumpkin is very meaningful to our family and our cause. The kitten, named Pink, was one of the very first kittens we ever fostered. We got her and her siblings when they were only 2 weeks old. We raised them with bottles and KMR milk. As they grew, we video’ed them learning to walk, and photographed their milestones.  As they reached 8 weeks old and were ready to be adopted, the rescue group we fostered for asked for photos of them for their webpage. So we went to work.  It happened to be October and we had many Halloween props laying around the house as decorations. The felt pumpkin lid on Pink’s head was actually a headband that belonged to my daughter that we took it apart!  The pumpkin was a hollow pumpkin decoration that we cut open. My children assisted me with the shoot. We teased them with our feather teasers and played hide and seek with the props. They loved the photo shoot- to them it was FUN playtime.  We sent the photos in, and the entire litter received applications to adopt online within 24 hours.  That is when we discovered that taking professional photos of the rescue kittens got them adopted very quickly. And that in turn makes room in foster homes to help save more.
Now, my family and I  donate free photography to animal rescues all over the Central Florida Area. We created a program called One Photo Saves. We photograph approximately 50 -100 cats/kittens a month, edit the images and provide them to the rescues for the animal’s web pages at no cost whatsoever to the rescues.  We work with several groups, but our most favorite group that we foster for is Cats-Can. We foster kittens for them, and help out at their adoption events almost every Saturday.  We work with their rescue staff at their adoption events and photograph cats and kittens that are there.  We hope that it will help them get adopted sooner.  The rescue group has told me their adoption rates have almost tripled in the last year.  It feels great to give back to the community, save rescue animal’s lives and place them in good homes,  and create beautiful images that can help spread the word for our cause- to save rescue animals!

 

Rescue Kittens Calendar – Labor of Love

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Facebook Fans for Cats-Can, Inc rescue org voted over the weekend to choose the cover image for the Rescue Kittens 2017 Calendar
Kelly Richardson is donating time, talent and over 60 adorable kitten images to produce a Kittens calendar for her favorite non-profit rescue organization, Cats-Can, Inc. It has become a labor of love, bringing back many memories for her of each foster kitten that she fostered. Last year alone, Kelly fostered over 60 kittens for the rescue organization.
The calendar is almost finished. Kelly is wrapping it up with the last, most important part: designing the front and back covers. The hardest part is choosing one favorite image for the cover. So Kelly asked for help from the Cats-Can Facebook Page Fans over the weekend.
Voting began Friday 9/9 on the Cats-Can, Inc.  Facebook webpage and today the winner was announced- #6 Milowe the kitten in blue jeans won the cover of the CCI/KRI Kittens Calendar! Here were the tallies:#6 received approx. 33 votes, #5 got 14, #7 got 12, and #9 got 13 votes.
Kelly is back to work finalizing the cover hoping to send it off to the printers this week!  This will be Cats-Can’s biggest fundraiser of the year.  Cats-Can  and Kelly Richardson Images were able to collect enough sponsors for the calendar to pay for the printing of approx. 500 calendars. So we are happy to say, 100% of the sales of the calendars will go directly to the rescue for the cats and kittens care and medical expenses. We hope everyone can help support the cause and purchase a rescue Kittens calendar for 2017.

Kitten Season – the rescue cycle begins

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While volunteering for Cats-Can, Inc. last week at Petsmart, an interested person asked, where do we get our rescues? Here is an article that details how we rescue, care for, socialize, and vet our kittens/cats through to their adoption day.
Orlando, FL –   March 1, 2016 Welcome to kitten season … Cats-Can rescue already has two sets of newborns that were found abandoned by community members last week, settled in two separate foster homes, umbilical cords still attached. Their foster moms are busy making bottles and feeding every 3-4 hours.   Another two 5 week olds, will be picked up tonight. The rescue has calls and emails in daily.  Another plea for help just came in over the rescue group text – “Is anyone available to trap kittens now? There are 6 five week olds who are going to get run over in Tuskawilla, and 2 pregnant mommas.”  The kitten season rescue cycle begins…
All these rescue cats/kittens will need a deworming, flea treatment and, in most cases, medication to kill parasites present in their tummies. They will be settled in a foster home with caring, and loving foster parents who will have to quarantine them to ensure they are healthy before they can be around other pets. They will be well fed, played with, socialized and will have all of their needs provided for in their happy new “nursery” foster homes.  The rescue and foster parents will provide the medicine, the kitten milk replacement, the bottles,  the wet food, the dry food, the litter, the toys, their homes and love and care for as long as needed until the kittens are adopted.
All of the rescued cats and the kittens over two pounds are taken to the favorite Orlando area non-profit vet clinic  SpayNSave where they are “vetted”.  They are dropped off in the morning by their foster parent. While at the vet, they will be spayed/neutered, tested for feline diseases, given their first set of shots and/or rabies if applicable, micro chipped, nails trimmed and given a 30 day flea treatment. They are picked up in the afternoon by their devoted foster parents to recover, and within days they will be available for adoption.
The cat’s foster parent brings them to the adoption event every saturday at Petsmart from 11-5 until they are adopted. The foster will place them in a cage for the day, and will come back to pick them up. They will have a cage card and will be available for adoption to approved families. They will meet, play with, get hugs and love from the curious children and Petsmart patrons who come to visit each Saturday.  And they will eventually meet their forever family when they are chosen.
They will get their photo taken the first time they come to Petsmart. A photo shoot takes place every saturday from 1-4 during the adoption event. Fellow foster and volunteer, Kelly Richardson (- that’s me! -) sets up the in store photo shoot with a cardboard box in the kitten room using a soft fleece blanket, a few fun, decorative holiday props, available flourescent light, her Canon Mark III and her favorite fixed lens 100 mm macro. With the help of Cats-Can high school volunteers, they set to work placing one kitten at a time in the box, playing with feather teasers and making funny noises to get the cat’s attention until the purr-fect photo is taken for their web page.  photoshoot tutorial: How to Make a Photo Box
“We take anywhere from 10-20 cats/kitten photos a week during kitten season. One day, I photographed 22 cats and kittens. Last weekend we photographed 12 and kitten season is just starting! The photos really help get them adopted. Many people are shopping online and the website that Cats-Can uses feeds into popular pet search sites. I edit and upload the new kittens and cats’ images onto the site within days of the photo shoot and almost immediately we start getting online applications from families that want to adopt. Seeing the families come to pick them up, knowing the kittens are going to live indoors in homes with good families, seeing the smile on their faces when they find their purr-fect friend- makes my day!” – Kelly Richardson.
Here are a few favorite Cats-Can rescue pet images that were photographed at Pet Smart 2-27-16 by Kelly Richardson. All of these images, advertisements,  along with weekly photo shoots are donated by Kelly Richardson.  Advertisement above created by Kelly Richardson for Cats-Can Rescue website and Cats-Can Facebook page. © Kelly Richardson 2016.

 

 

Cats and Cold Weather … time to help!

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Denver kitten was rescued, found abandoned with his five siblings at just ten days old. Here he is photographed with a decorative sleigh on a white background.
Cute kitten wearing a winter scarf and hatBrrrr… It’s cold outside! As the weather gets colder, we begin to worry about the cats and cold weather outside.  Can cats survive in the cold weather? Feral and stray cats need help surviving the winter. It is up to our communities to help them.
Have you ever seen this video? It is heart wrenching. It is about the Bingham family in Utah. It was the night before Thanksgiving, when almost a foot of snow fell.  The family went outside the next morning to play in the powdery snow, and stumbled upon a frozen kitten, partially buried under the falling snow. The kitten was not breathing, not moving. After hours of trying to defrost the little kitten by the fire, they were able to revive the him. You must see this video. Here is the news broadcast from FOX station. Watching this video will make you want to help keep cats in cold weather!
Here are some ways you can help feral and stray cats in cold weather in your neighborhood. Make it a fun project- gather your neighbors and have a shelter making party!
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Dasher rescue kitten, Denver’s brother. Playing on decorative sleigh on a white background.
  1. Build an outdoor cat shelter. This can be easy and inexpensive. Here is an article from neighborhood catshow to build a feral cat shelter. It has several types of shelters that can be made with detailed instructions and photos. Some shelters can be made with household materials such as a plastic bin, no carpentry needed. Keep the shelter small, not too large.  The cat will use its body heat to stay warm. Use fillings such as pillowcases with shredded newspapers, or peanut fillings for cats to burrow in.
  2. Place food and water near the shelter. Do not place water inside, it will spill and make a wet bedding. There are ways to keep the water from freezing. Here is an article from neighborhood cats with tips on how to keep the water from freezing.

Recycle: Paper Chain Decoration

kitten plays with holiday garland paper chainA paper chain is an easy,  mess-free art project –  easy, fun cooperative learning that I used quite often when teaching Art Class in Elementary School.  You can hang paper chains as festive party decorations, or you can just make them for fun.

Christmas paper strips for paper chain decoration Step 1: Choose your paper.   We recycled my old scrapbook paper. I have A LOT of scrapbook paper that I do not use. It has been in my closet for over ten years and this will be the perfect way to recycle it.  My daughter and I looked through my very tall stack of colored and printed papers, searching for Thanksgiving and Christmas theme colors that went well together. TIP **If you are not a scrap booker, leftover Christmas wrapping paper also works very well.

Step 2:  Cut your paper. Try 1″ by 8.5 long.  Or size as needed, all strips should be the same size if possible, unless you plan to make some links smaller than others. I took my scrapbook paper to an office supply store and used their heavy duty paper cutter to cut mine into strips. It was quick, accurate and easy way to cut many at once. For small children, you may want to draw lines on the paper with a ruler and have them practice cutting their strips with scissors.

tabby kitten playing in paperchain christmas decorationStep 3: Tape, glue or staple the ends of the strip into a ring. Weave the second ring into place, and tape, glue or staple it and so on. Create a pattern with the different colors/designs and repeat the pattern. This is a great way to teach small children what a pattern is.  Make it as long as needed.

***Get creative: make a necklace,  christmas wreath,  and garland for tree. Use single rings as napkin rings for your dinner table!

We used our paper chains as festive garland for Thanksgiving and Christmas decoration for our November “recycled rescue kitten photo shoot”. The kittens really enjoyed playing in the paper chain garland. They poked their paws through the holes to pick it up and one of them got a ring stuck on its nose while trying to chew it!  It was adorable and fun. We also used paper chains to decorate the kitten cages and tables at our adoption events at Petsmart.

Here are a few photos from our November rescue kitten photo shoot with paper chains: