I love the illustrations in this book; Anne Mortimer really knows her cats and captures their expressions perfectly. In A Pussycat's Christmas we see Christmas and all its preparations through the cat's eyes. You can see a preview of the book here.
I hope the kitties in your life enjoy this jingle toy. The needle needs some pushing to get through the pompoms but otherwise it's a pretty easy and simple project.
Activity: Rainbow Flyer Kitty Toy
•1 yard round cord elastic
•small pieces of felt in rainbow colors
•large eye needle that will
accommodate the elastic
•3 jingle bells
•pompoms in rainbow colors to match felt
Step 1: cut felt in long rectangles
with pointy ends
Step 2: knot one end of the elastic and thread the other through the needle
Step 3: string on a jingle bell, then purple felt, purple pompom, blue felt, blue pompom, etc.; put another jingle bell between the green and yellow and then another one after the red pompom and tie a knot around the bell
Step 4: tie a loop around the other end of the elastic to be able to hang it on
a door knob
Step 5: have fun with your kitty cat!