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DIY Cactus Cat House (a CATcus!)

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Oct 11, 2019

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  • EVAN: There are certain things in life
  • that make you feel like you're an adult.
  • KATELYN: Like wearing a sweater around your neck.
  • And finally owning a nicer vacuum than your parents.
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  • BOTH: And adult like a pro.
  • Hi guys, we're Evan and Katelyn.
  • And today, in honor of our new-found ability
  • to deal with cat fluffs,
  • we're going to be doing a project --
  • For our Supurrvisor.
  • Get in your bed.
  • A cat scratch cactus.
  • We've seen this done online before,
  • and it's usually by wrapping PVC with twine
  • and then you put that on a base
  • and it kinda looks like a cactus.
  • But we thought,
  • "Wouldn't it be cool if she could also
  • "crawl inside the cactus and hide?
  • "And wouldn't it be even cooler
  • "if the cactus looked like a cat?
  • "So that it was a cat-tus?
  • "A cact-cus?"
  • (Evan laughs)
  • So here's the plan.
  • So to get the shape, we actually got giant balloons,
  • and we're gonna try to do something,
  • that we have not done since we were very young,
  • and that is paper mache.
  • Katelyn look at how big these balloons are. (laughs)
  • That looks like it's from a cartoon.
  • Can I blow it up now?
  • Just a little bit?
  • I mean you can try.
  • I dunno if Joob's gonna like it.
  • [Cat's Computerized Voice] Do not trust.
  • Okay, she does not like that.
  • (Evan belly laughs)
  • So hopefully the paper mache will be sturdy enough,
  • all on its own to hold the structure.
  • But if it isn't, we have a back up solution.
  • We're just gonna pour resin over it.
  • [Cat's Computerized Voice] Figures.
  • And then we bought some thick twine
  • that we are going to dye green and wrap it with,
  • and hopefully that will make it look like a cactus.
  • A cat-cus.
  • Like a cat, a cact...
  • And beyond that, we haven't really figured it out,
  • because if the paper mache doesn't work at all,
  • we're kinda screwed and we have to start from scratch.
  • So I feel like-- Or just like--
  • You won't see this video.
  • 'Cause we'll have given up.
  • Yeah. But for now let's just get started.
  • All right. We should blow up the balloon
  • before we start doin' paper mache though.
  • That's a necessary step.
  • Now, how big do we need to go?
  • You did some measurements.
  • Okay. For the size, we're gonna use her bed as a base,
  • which has a-- (balloon deflating loudly)
  • A 12 inch inner diameter.
  • And for the opening, we're gonna aim for
  • about six inches by six inches,
  • 'cause that's how big her catio entrance is.
  • So we know she can fit in those spaces.
  • (balloon being blown up)
  • Sorry, am I being rude by blowing this up?
  • No.
  • We're gonna do about two parts glue to one part water,
  • and one tip we learned
  • is that blue shop towels work really, really well.
  • We're gonna be alternating the way we layer them
  • with each layer, so it's kind of like a weave.
  • That's looking great.
  • It's got a little bit of a tip right there.
  • We can put some tape over it,
  • to like flatten the end a little bit. (laughs)
  • (Katelyn laughs)
  • That's not what we were looking for.
  • Do you think... (laughs)
  • Can we smooth that over?
  • But I dunno how much bigger we should go.
  • Measure the diameter.
  • Yeah it's a little bit bigger.
  • A little bit bigger.
  • These need to be taller.
  • This-- What if we like--
  • Shape isn't fully working out.
  • Sure give it a squeeze.
  • Give it a good squeeze.
  • Kinda like a, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
  • Oh, if it blows up (laughs) in your face.
  • (Evan raucously laughs)
  • I guess I just need to keep on blowing up
  • Yeah, just keep going
  • (air blowing into balloon)
  • It's elongating, though.
  • (both laugh)
  • I'm getting light-headed.
  • We'll time lapse-- Take your time
  • Through this whole (mumbles).
  • Do you want a turn?
  • (Laughs) That looks like a weird mouth.
  • Let me know when you're sealed. (laughs)
  • I can't do it.
  • (Evan laughs)
  • I can't like, do it with your hands there!
  • Just go on (laughs)
  • (both laugh hysterically)
  • No, no, no, we're gonna lose it,
  • We're gonna lose it all Okay, okay, okay,
  • okay, okay, okay, okay. We're gonna lose it all.
  • (Both laugh hysterically)
  • Ahhh, just so good (mumbles)
  • What are you doing? (laughs)
  • (balloon blowing up)
  • I think this is, let's just go for it.
  • This has becoming the shape.
  • Massive, yeah.
  • Okay.
  • Are you okay?
  • Yeah.
  • I mean, I need some hydration.
  • Yeah.
  • We've taped it to some PVC.
  • Hopefully that's rigid enough that the weight of all
  • this paper mache doesn't just like--
  • Well I think we need to start on the top.
  • How do you know when it's incorporated?
  • I do not know.
  • Kinda squeegee some off.
  • I think this works.
  • We'll do a conveyor belt.
  • How's it look from up there?
  • Like a bad hair cut. (chuckles)
  • Is the glue and water combination getting warm?
  • Warm towelettes.
  • I'll pull everything outta your pores.
  • I feel like there probably
  • is a beauty hack out there that's like,
  • "Soak paper towels and glue and put 'em on your face.
  • (Evan laughs)
  • it's not a problem anymore.
  • Ugh, it's getting weighted.
  • Wanna come over here for a bit?
  • Yeah, but I can't,
  • because it's gonna fall if I do, I worry.
  • Ahhh!
  • Okay.
  • (Katelyn snorts)
  • (Evan mutters in a whisper)
  • (Katelyn gasps)
  • I didn't think about the precariousness of this.
  • Well, I'll just be careful.
  • I mean, it is gonna get real heavy though,
  • 'cause this is a lot of liquid.
  • I wonder how long it takes to dry?
  • The integrity of our paper mache is more important
  • than the speed at which it is...
  • The speed at which it is mache-d.
  • The farther we get, the more precarious it gets.
  • Yeah.
  • It's leaning, it's leaning.
  • It's like blue pieces of bacon.
  • Falling in all directions, all the time now. (laughs)
  • I'm gonna investigate something crazy.
  • Okay
  • This may or may not be a good idea.
  • What are you gonna do?
  • Yay!
  • Now what?
  • Are you just gonna stand there?
  • I don't know.
  • Don't pop, don't pop.
  • Careful, careful, careful.
  • Go slow, go slow, go slow.
  • I wanna do it like tight, but not too tight.
  • Okay.
  • (Evan laughs)
  • At least now it won't fall over.
  • Yeah, it just might all fall down,
  • all at once.
  • No, no, no, no. (laughs)
  • (piano music)
  • Blue bacon.
  • Like my paper mache strips like I like my bacon,
  • Thick!
  • It's kinda crazy to think that basically,
  • by the end of this,
  • the entire bottle of glue
  • is going to be adding its mass to this balloon.
  • That's a lot of weight.
  • We makin' progress though.
  • Makin' progress, bebe!
  • (Evan laughs)
  • Oh, you wanna hang out?
  • I don't think this is a good time for you to help
  • [Computerized Cat Voice] Go faster.
  • Thanks for the encouragement.
  • That's very sweet.
  • Are we making this too big?
  • Looking at her and looking at this?
  • Looking at her and looking at this?
  • It's gotta be the 12 inches on the bottom.
  • We measured.
  • We measured.
  • We measured.
  • But yes, it's ginormous.
  • It's way too big.
  • (Evan laughs)
  • What do you think?
  • Do you approve?
  • Katelyn, your shoe wear is so stylish.
  • Don't judge me.
  • (Laughs) Katelyn wants to be comfortable.
  • (bright piano music)
  • All right, so we have literally ran out of glue.
  • I thought that a 100ml would be more than enough,
  • but I was wrong.
  • I can't believe that there's all of that weight,
  • hanging from this balloon now.
  • I know.
  • And, it is dinner time, so let's eat,
  • get some more glue
  • [Together] And then
  • Continue this paper mache
  • for the rest of our lives.
  • (upbeat piano music)
  • Ah man, tonight I'm just gonna be thinking,
  • "Please don't pop.
  • "Please don't pop.
  • Please don't pop."
  • "Please don't fall."
  • "Falling or popping."
  • Please don't destroy yourself.
  • Just please don't.
  • Fingers crossed this still exists in the morning.
  • EVAN: Yeah, we'll see you then.
  • Okay so, this taken a lot longer
  • than we expected to dry.
  • After day one, there was basically,
  • a huge puddle underneath it,
  • and half of if was still thoroughly saturated.
  • Wait, I wanted to film that.
  • Oh!
  • It's satisfying.
  • [Katelyn] Anyways, today it's almost dry,
  • but there's still some dampness on the bottom
  • and we just don't wanna rush it
  • and risk having to do it over again.
  • So, instead we're going to move on to the next thing,
  • which is dying our twine.
  • Should we fill this up with a hose or something first?
  • Oh, yeah.
  • Let's pause this.
  • (Evan laughs)
  • Okay, Katelyn, since you're the expert at dyeing,
  • what should we do?
  • I'll just eyeball it.
  • EVAN: Ohh!
  • Oh, that looks so epic!
  • (Katelyn laughs)
  • It looks so foreboding.
  • KATELYN: Here, let me get a stir stick.
  • (chuckles) Boil, boil, boil and trouble.
  • What is this evil concoction you brew?
  • Let's see.
  • We need to have enough room,
  • that this can just loosely flow.
  • EVAN: What does that mean?
  • It's a very vague descriptions on the instructions.
  • Oop, well, that's not loosely flowing.
  • Oh! That's hot!
  • Okay, I think we need more water.
  • No, no, no, no.
  • It's totally loosely flowing.
  • My hands are green.
  • I'm gonna now put on my glove.
  • I feel like we can maybe fit the second one in here.
  • Oh yeah, yeah, yeah.
  • How we gonna stir the dye in?
  • Just agitate it.
  • Here, I'll agitate it while you pour.
  • Okay.
  • Agitate, agitate.
  • Spin cycle?
  • Yeah.
  • That's not bad
  • for a few minutes I mean, it's going, yeah.
  • Yeah, it's going.
  • (mellow flamenco music)
  • It's not darkening anymore,
  • so I think we can take it out to dry.
  • But it's a 150 feet of rope,
  • so I think we're gonna have to take it outside.
  • Can you get this for me?
  • (Evan laughs)
  • I was like, "That's ambitious."
  • Please don't spill on me, please don spill on me.
  • Yeah.
  • I don't know if this is the best way to do this,
  • (Evan chuckles)
  • Gah dangit
  • Here, let me get this end, right here.
  • Try hanging it from that, like start one end on that tree.
  • Maybe.
  • Hi. We just go back and forth a few times.
  • There you go.
  • Yeah.
  • Beautiful
  • Good enough to dry.
  • (upbeat jazz guitar)
  • Okay, so after 48 hours of letting the paper mache dry,
  • we decided that we are indeed,
  • just going to cover this whole thing in resin.
  • It's time to accelerate this process.
  • Yeah.
  • I did not think that paper mache
  • would take longer than resin.
  • In the end, this works out.
  • Because this still has some absorbency left in it.
  • For the resin to absorb.
  • How're we gonna apply this?
  • Are we gonna paint it on?
  • Are you just gonna pour it?
  • I think I pour it, you rub it in.
  • Seems messy.
  • It will be messy.
  • Time to get going.
  • Okay.
  • (Evan laughs)
  • I'm trying to keep if from dripping on me.
  • Like a balloon body massage.
  • (Evan laughs)
  • First I take my hands
  • and I rub it in some resin.
  • EVAN: Now, it's creepy (laughs)
  • KATELYN: This is like, it's just so ridiculous.
  • And done.
  • We'll wait for you to dry.
  • And we'll see you in a little bit.
  • (bright upbeat music)
  • Alright Katelyn.
  • (exacto knife blade protracts)
  • It is time.
  • Oh, man.
  • I think it's sturdy enough
  • that we can move on to the next step.
  • Well let's see.
  • (knocking sound)
  • Oh, this is actually sturdier Right?
  • than I expected.
  • Right?
  • It's pretty good.
  • After however many coats of resin we did.
  • Yeah.
  • Okay.
  • I'm gonna get the slow motion camera out,
  • just in case it's cool.
  • Part of me thinks it's not even gonna pop.
  • Because the balloon is covered in resin too.
  • Like, we're just gonna make a hole
  • and air will kind of like fizz out.
  • (exacto knife blade detracts)
  • Three, two, one, stab.
  • Okay.
  • [Evan] Three, two, one, stab.
  • (balloon pop sound)
  • (plodding solo tuba music)
  • (balloon pop sound)
  • Huh!
  • Right?
  • EVAN: What?!
  • There's no pressure or anything.
  • Nope
  • EVAN: (laughs) I thought it was gonna be dramatic.
  • KATELYN: Okay, so the balloon is part of this now.
  • (Evan cackling)
  • KATELYN: What?
  • EVAN: Dude!
  • A great start to a costume.
  • I know, right?
  • Ha, you're even taller than usual.
  • [Evan] I got a head replacement.
  • This is so cool!
  • I know, right?
  • So I guess next step is to cut this.
  • Even level all the way around.
  • I hope this will work.
  • W-w-wait!
  • Oh yeah,
  • just in case-- Just in case, shards.
  • it's a little bit shatter-y.
  • Shouldn't we give ourselves a mark, or something
  • before you just go free-handing it?
  • (player piano music)
  • Yes.
  • Lasers.
  • You trying to blind them?
  • So this will make a perfectly level line across,
  • that we can trace and then cut along.
  • Oh geez, am I gonna draw?
  • I'm gonna start by just putting dots.
  • Hoping when it reconnects the laser's lining up
  • with the original lines.
  • Cool. Well there ya go.
  • If the snips don't work,
  • we're gonna have to use a jigsaw or something like that.
  • And that's gonna be a pain in the booty.
  • Does it seem to be cutting where you want it,
  • or is it shattering beyond?
  • It's like half cutting, half shattering.
  • I would use scissors.
  • Scissors?
  • Nope, not at all.
  • Well, what about this?
  • No, this are, these are-- Worse.
  • The tin snips were the best.
  • Are you okay?
  • My wrist is so sore.
  • D'you wanna swap off?
  • Going in the other direction?
  • I'm gonna try it.
  • That's really good.
  • Wow!
  • All right, so I was cutting it the wrong way,
  • so why don't you do the rest?
  • Now, we need to do the opening for her.
  • Six inches by six inches.
  • Hopefully, I can freehand this.
  • It's a lot of pressure when you're watching me.
  • (laughs) Okay, I'm looking away.
  • So I can't watch you,
  • but a 100,000 people can watch you later?
  • No, nobody look.
  • Okay, it's good.
  • If it's slightly organic looking,
  • it's slightly organic looking.
  • It's a cactus.
  • The whole thing is gonna be a little organic looking.
  • Yeah.
  • Hi. (balloon pops)
  • Oh!
  • See, know how you were real excited
  • to peel the balloon out from the inside?
  • Yeah.
  • I started it.
  • I tried to just prep it.
  • I just tried to prep it for you.
  • It just happened.
  • Oh my gosh!
  • It just peeled itself.
  • Like the magic moment that we wanted to happen,
  • it just happened.
  • And I couldn't film it
  • and I was trying to hold it
  • and I was trying to call you.
  • I went "Katelyn!
  • "It's happening"
  • I'm just relieved.
  • I thought, I thought it broke.
  • Usually, when you call me out here,
  • somethings broken.
  • So Katelyn, now that you've cut the cat hole,
  • the cat door?
  • I think we should just scrap the whole cat project
  • and just make it a costume.
  • Are you okay?
  • Yeah, I'm just adjusting my eyebrows. (laughs)
  • So, before we add the twine.
  • We are going to spray paint this green,
  • so that if our wrapping isn't totally perfect,
  • you'll see a dark green under here, not the shiny blue.
  • (bright music with tuba)
  • Right, so this is actually looking super cute
  • and legit now that we've painted it.
  • But it's still a little bit--
  • (wobble)
  • squishy and not the most secure.
  • So, we went ahead and cut a perfect circle base
  • on our CNC that we can just...
  • Yeah, now it's more rigid.
  • And to attach these two together,
  • we're just gonna use some hot glue
  • because we've had enough drying
  • and delays in this project already.
  • So the hard thing is going to be getting in there, okay.
  • (mellow jazz piano and bass)
  • I'm so nervous.
  • I'm just showing how solid it is now.
  • Oh, wow.
  • Right?
  • That's so much better.
  • Oh and that's crazy too.
  • The hot glue leaked down and formed a perfect seal.
  • Yeah.
  • Okay, so next is the long process of wrapping this in twine.
  • So, I think (Evan laughs)
  • we should just start with a spiral on top
  • and go as far as we can
  • and then when we get to the entrance,
  • I'll just wrap it around and glue it on the inside.
  • (upbeat electronic music)
  • Like little green bowl cut.
  • (upbeat electronic music)
  • Whatcha doing?
  • That's for you.
  • (upbeat electronic music)
  • You wanna come see it?
  • Yeah.
  • Oh!
  • Ho, ho!
  • KATELYN: Isn't it so cute? The vision
  • is coming together.
  • [Evan] It looks so much cuter when it's wrapped!
  • KATELYN: Right?
  • It's so cute.
  • This is getting weighty.
  • Yeah.
  • Oh my Gosh.
  • This is gonna be good,
  • 'cause it's solid enough,
  • that she's gonna be able to grab it and not knock it over,
  • or anything like that.
  • Exactly.
  • Oh! This looks so high quality.
  • I know, right?
  • This...
  • You can't tell that it's made of blue paper towels.
  • So functionally, I think that this is complete,
  • but this is not the vision that we had.
  • This is not a cat-cus.
  • So for that, we're gonna turn to a 3-D printing montage.
  • (cat meows)
  • (upbeat electro pop music)
  • So how about I'll do the black and the pink,
  • which are nice and simple,
  • and you do the green that has the gradient.
  • Kinda excited to try doing a bit of a gradient.
  • Oh, look at that.
  • It's so cute already.
  • Yes.
  • (upbeat electro pop music)
  • Eyes first?
  • Aye, aye, captain.
  • Aye, aye cat-tain.
  • Think it was pretty good.
  • Pretty good.
  • I want it to leak out.
  • Yeah.
  • Oh.
  • Really wanna squish this one down,
  • 'cause the bottom of the ear is flat
  • and his head is curved.
  • Yeah, that's pretty decent.
  • (upbeat electro pop music)
  • What if the first thing the Supurrvisor does,
  • when she sees it, is to knock the arms off?
  • No!
  • Did you just itch your nose,
  • or did you just wanna give it a wub.
  • Just wanted to give it a wub.
  • Didn't know you'd see that.
  • (Evan belly laughs)
  • Is it time to reveal it?
  • (both exclaiming)
  • It's just what I hoped for.
  • I know.
  • It's so dang cute.
  • I'm gonna come over here,
  • so I can look at it.
  • It's perfect.
  • Purrrrfect.
  • Now we just like, I almost don't want anything bad
  • to happen to this.
  • I know we made it
  • We're about to show Joob so...
  • Hopefully she approves and doesn't immediately destroy it.
  • [Computerized Cat Voice] Will destroy.
  • (upbeat electro pop music)
  • Well, so we're in filming mode.
  • Yeah.
  • To see how the Supurrvisor will react.
  • She currently seems bored.
  • (Evan laughs)
  • Joobie,
  • whaddya think about this?
  • [Computerized Cat Voice] Mine.
  • Oh, she's going, oh, she's going.
  • (Evan laughs)
  • Joobie, did you know that was for you.
  • I can see her eyes, just a tiny bit.
  • [Computerized Cat Voice] Am Catcus.
  • EVAN: I can't believe how well that worked.
  • She just went straight in.
  • We didn't even have to bribe her or anything.
  • EVAN: There's no bribes in there, I swear.
  • There's a small opening, I go in.
  • Design intention number one, is a success.
  • Yeah.
  • It's a nice little home for her.
  • Now is it a scratching post
  • Yeah, yeah, good job.
  • Job.
  • Yeah, you could probably hop up there, if you wanted.
  • I feel like this was a success.
  • Yeah, the concept of making a fun shape,
  • wrapping it with twine
  • and making it be like a scratching post
  • and a little home, a 100% recommended.
  • I think in retrospect, I might have made the door
  • a little bit taller.
  • We'll see how she adjusts.
  • Yeah, we'll see how she adjusts.
  • We might need to glue this down.
  • Oh that's fine.
  • Oh, oh, she's...
  • (Katelyn laughs)
  • oh my gosh, oh my gosh.
  • I can't believe it.
  • We almost stopped filming, right before this.
  • Joobie is that so nice.
  • (both laugh)
  • Yes! Yes!
  • That's awesome.
  • (high five)
  • Now I'm even more proud of our creation.
  • I'm proud too.
  • Good job.
  • Good job.
  • Thanks again to Dyson for sponsoring this video.
  • Again check out their links below.
  • And if one video a week, on our main channel,
  • isn't enough, we post gaming videos over at
  • YouTube.com/EvanAndKatelynGaming
  • and we do multiple videos there every week.
  • And we'll look forward to seeing you in the next video.
  • Bye.
  • Your Mic's on right?
  • Boop, boop, boop, boop, boop.
  • That'd be bad.
  • Your Mic's off.
  • No!

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MUSIC
Amazing Plan, Barroom Ballet, Batty Mcfaddin, Brandenburg Concerto No 4, Carefree, Constance, Desert of Lost Souls, Doh De Oh, Fluffing a Duck, Hep Cats, Lobby Time, Marty Gots a Plan, Mining By Moonlight, Plucky Daisy, Faster Does It, Wallpaper, Investigations, Delightful D, Sneaky Snitch, The Show Must Be Go, by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Music from https://filmmusic.io: Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Additional music licensed via Audioblocks or from the YouTube Audio Library