WFMW – Kitty/Doggy Faces


Works for Me Wednesday: Kitty & Doggy Faces

Have I got a tip for you! A golden, magic, cure-all for anything, 99-cent-from-the-dollar-store tip for almost any occasion! It’s my little secret… but now it’s yours. 😉

That secret is: giving your kids a kitty cat (or doggy) face with a cheap eye liner pencil. Yup. That’s right.

I use this as behavior control: At the doctor’s office I’ll toss a brown eyeliner in my purse and tell the children that if they behave well while we sign in and wait in the waiting room that I will reward them with a kitty cat face while we wait for the doctor in the exam room. Not only does this keep them on their best behavior in the waiting room, but it also gives you something to do in the exam room.

I use this as a reward: I will tell them ahead of time they can have kitty cat faces when we get home if they behave well while grocery shopping, or while running errands, or any other boring-for-small-children tasks.

I use this as incentive: I’ll promise to give kitty cat faces once the chores are done, but not before then. It’s amazing how fast they can clean!

I’ll use this for fun on a ‘rainy’ day: On rainy, blah, or sick days, days when the kids are stir crazy or bored, I’ll suggest the kitty cat faces and suddenly the sun is shining a little bit brighter in our house.


To draw a cat:

Start by drawing a small upside down triangle on the tip of the nose. Draw two lines up each side of the bridge of the nose and follow around directly under the eyebrows. Draw two lines extending down from the tip of the nose to the top of the mouth and curving back up at the corners of the mouth. Draw three dots inside each “lip” and add the whiskers.


To draw a puppy:

Start by filling in the tip of the nose and around the nostrils. Draw two lines that start at the middle of the upper lip and curve up to the nose and down around the corners of the mouth. Add some dots inside. Add a lower lip by drawing a curved line under the middle of the bottom lip. Add a circle around one of the eyes.


Tips: Try to avoid getting eyeliner in the eyebrows because it doesn’t come off as easily. To remove I use a baby wipe or washcloth to remove most of it, and then toss them (each kid) in the bathtub! 🙂

Yes, my kids love to have kitty cat faces. It’s a multi-purpose tool. It’s cheap. It’s easy. It’s fun. You can’t beat that combination! 🙂

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March 14, 2007 12:59 pm

How cute. My kids are a little too old for this 9 & 17, but this might work for our vacation bible school.

March 14, 2007 1:04 pm

What an AWESOME idea! I just found your blog today, and I love it! 🙂

March 14, 2007 1:25 pm

I LOVE this idea, the doctor’s office waiting area can be an nightmare for me and everyone else waiting.THANK YOU!

March 14, 2007 2:16 pm

That is a cute idea. I wonder if my son would like it as well.

March 14, 2007 2:51 pm

How clever! My daughter would love this. Now I just need to see if I can actually make it look like a cat or dog face. My drawing skills are atrocious 🙂 .

March 14, 2007 3:27 pm

What a creative mama you are. My daughter would love this.

Jessica Snell
Jessica Snell
March 14, 2007 9:36 pm

Now THAT’S at great tip. Thanks!

peace of Christ to you,

March 15, 2007 7:20 am

Cute! That is something I would have never thought of. Thanks for sharing it!!! Love it!

March 15, 2007 6:43 pm

I really like this idea! The kids will like it even better.


March 18, 2007 6:41 pm

That is such a cute idea. Very basic, yet realistic drawings, too! Thanks for posting the illustrations to go with it.

March 24, 2007 9:56 am

Hopefully things are going well for you … we haven’t heard from you in awhile!

March 21, 2007 4:22 pm

I love it! I don’t have any kids (yet), but that’s a great tip!

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