The Museum is currently closed for general admission

Now accepting reservations for private Small Group Visits starting in May 2021

Small Group Visits

Cat Planter

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  • Empty Plastic Bottle / Jug / Container
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  1. Draw the outline of a cat on your container, using the base of the container as the bottom of the face.
  2. With an adult’s help, cut out your cat outline with scissors. Make sure to keep the base of the container intact.
  3. Draw your cat’s eyes, ears, and nose. (Don’t forget the whiskers!)
  4. Find plants out in the yard to fill your planter, or plant some seeds in it.

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