Build your cat a new home with this DIY cardboard igloo project.
Cats have a way of making bad days better. I don’t really know how they do it – it almost feels like magic. All my cat has to do is climb up my lap and purr and all the stresses of the world melt away. And I’m not even exaggerating.
One day, I had an overwhelming urge to “give back.” I wanted to make my pet cat happy, too. I excitedly browsed through the Internet, looking for the perfect gift.
Your pet cat will have a new place to chill out, that’s for sure!
I came across this DIY cardboard igloo project – a cat house, actually. I was so excited I gave it a try. When my cat saw her new “chill place”, I immediately knew she loved it.
Make your pet happy today, too. Why not make a cardboard igloo for your cat?
If you’re looking for some inspiration for designing a cardboard igloo for your cat, look no further! We’ve rounded up some of the cutest and most creative designs out there to get your creative juices flowing.
Whether you want to go all out with a detailed and complex design or keep it simple with a basic igloo shape, there’s sure to be a design here that will suit your needs.
And of course, all of these igloos are made out of recycled cardboard, so you can feel good about giving your cat a fun new play space that’s also eco-friendly. So take a look and see which design speaks to you. Your cat is sure to love their new igloo no matter what! 😉
Cute cardboard igloo designs for your cat
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This easy-to-make cardboard igloo is the perfect place for your cat to curl up and take in the fresh air.
If you have some extra cardboard boxes lying around, why not turn them into a fun igloo for your cat? It’s a quick and easy project that your kitty will love. All you need is some cardboard and a few other supplies. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- Lots of cardboard
- Paper glue
- measuring tool
How to make a cardboard igloo for your cat
If you have a cat, you know they love to hide away in small, cozy spaces. This is why making them their own cardboard igloo is the perfect way to show them some love. Not only will they appreciate their own little hideaway, but you’ll get to enjoy watching them lounge around in it.
Making a cardboard igloo for your cat is a fun and easy project that will keep them entertained for hours. Plus, it’s a great way to recycle those old cardboard boxes! Here’s how to do it:
1. Draw the circles
First, you’ll want to trace out the igloo’s shape on the piece of cardboard. You’ll need to trace a large circle from the piece of cardboard. Then, create some semi-circles. You can use a measuring tool and a compass for this.
2. Cut the discs
Using a sharp cutter, start by cutting out two large circular pieces from one of the cardboard boxes. Be careful not to cut yourself!
One way to make the circles longer is to cut out a third, smaller circle from each of the two large circles. This will create a “ring” effect and make the overall size of the circle larger. Another way to expand upon this activity is to cut out different shapes from the remaining cardboard and see how the circles interact with them.
3. Put the pieces together
Now it’s time to start assembling your igloo!
Start by placing the circular-shaped cardboard boxes on top of each other, start from the mid-sized, then the largest size in the centre, then the smallest will be on top… until you create that igloo-shaped hideout for your cat!
4. Draw the door
Once you have the box, use the ruler or measuring tape to mark out a circular opening on one side. This will be the door of the igloo.
5. Cut the door parts
Cut out a doorway on one side of the box. Make sure the doorway is big enough for your cat to get in and out of easily.
6. Glue the pieces
Once all are ready, you can now glue and tape them together.
To assemble the igloo, simply start taping the strips of cardboard around the two circular holes. Continue taping until the entire igloo is complete.
Make sure the pieces fit together snugly, then tape them together.
Be careful not to use too much glue or tape, or your project will become a mess. Take your time and enjoy the process of creating something new!
7. Give it to your cat
Lastly, decorate the inside of the igloo with your cat’s favourite toys and things.
Think about your cat’s favourite things when you’re decorating the inside of the igloo. Their favourite toys, blankets, and anything else that makes them feel comfortable.
They’ll love having their own little space to call home, and you’ll get to enjoy watching them play in their own little world. It’ll give them something to do when they’re bored.
It’ll be like their own little piece of heaven that they can always retreat to. They’ll be able to stretch out and enjoy some peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of your busy household. Plus, it’ll help keep your furniture free of fur! You’ll love having them out of the way when you’re trying to get things done. Win-win!
Thanks to Miniil for this great project.
Here’s a quick video…
Thanks to Miniil for this great project.
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