Kitty Cat Glamping Made Easy: DIY Fur-stream

Learn how to make the purrfect home away from home for your furry friend.

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Turn a cardboard box into an adorable "furstream" trailer for your cat.

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Expensive cat toys never seem to be as fun as the box they came in. So what better material to create a kitty hideout than a cardboard box? We'll show you how to create a cat-friendly getaway vehicle that your fur ball is sure to love.

Materials Needed

  • cardboard boxes
  • duct tape
  • marker
  • scissors
  • spray paint
  • stencils
  • utility knife
  • construction paper
  • tape

Cut Cardboard

Beginning with a medium-sized cardboard box, tape down two of the end flaps with duct tape. Leave the remaining flaps free as they will aid in creating the camper shape. Next, create a stencil out of cardboard in the shape of an airstream, and use the stencil to mark where the box will need to be cut in order to create the signature rounded corners. Cut the cardboard around the marked areas.

Paint Camper

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Once the airstream has taken its shape, cover the entire surface in a layer of silver spray paint. Allow the paint to dry completely before moving on to the next step.

Add Accents

Once the spray paint has dried, it’s time to add the camper accents. Using a plate or round stencil, draw a half circle on one side of the camper. Next, use a straight-edged stencil to trace a line to the bottom of the box. Trace and cut using the lines as a guide to create a door. Once cut, fold the door back and forth to create a crease. To create a window, trace a rectangular stencil, and cut the shape out. Add another window to the back of the camper using the same techniques. Remove any excess cardboard.

Decorate

Using construction paper and a marker, create additional accents for the camper. Taillights, a license plate and a canopy were a few of the accents we added to make our kitty feel right at home. Once all of the decorations have been attached, add a cozy cushion and some favorite toys to the fur-stream to make your cat feel right at home.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

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