10 Toys Your Cat Will Love


TOILET PAPER ROLL TOYS

They’re totally toys as is, but what cat owner wants their cat thinking they’re that lazy? Jazz up those toilet rolls you’d typically toss by stuffing some treats inside and folding the sides, as suggested by StayingCloseToHome.com.


The Samantha Show spruces things up by adding colored feathers to the side of a paper towel roll and dangling it from a doorknob. Genius — that’s what they’ll be thinking. [1]


WINE CORK TOYS

I hope you’re saving your wine corks! In addition to these fun wine cork crafts, you can make some adorable wine cork kitty toys for your furry friend. Just insert some feathers, ribbon, jute, or anything else that will attract your kitty. [2]


CATNIP YARN BALLS

The classic yarn ball, reimagined. Now you can create a yarn ball that won’t unravel and that’s infused with catnip to keep your cat transfixed! All you need is glue, catnip, yarn, and Styrofoam balls to create these irresistible homemade cat toys. See the tutorial. [3]


FELT FEATHERS

These feathers are made from colorful wool felt. Tie a satin cord and a bell around a few feathers to bring out the little hunter in your feline companion! Bring these toys out when you want to play with your cat and give her some exercise. How To. [4]


POM POM CAT WAND

Run around the house with your cat wand and your cat will be jumping up and down trying to grab the fun pom-poms you made yourself! [5]


TREE STUMP SCRATCH PAD

Bring the outdoors in with this scratching post that would make Paul Bunyan proud. As this YouTube video shows, use clear tape to secure your rolled cardboard (3 and a half inches thick) into a circle-like stump. Glue cork on the outside to look like bark or, as Instagram’s @sussie_and_kich did, use real bark, wood glue and tie around the rope. The result is a rustic-looking stump that kitty will totally cop a squat on — especially if you add catnip. [6]


KNOTTED T-SHIRT TOYS

Speaking of old shirts, what cat wouldn’t love smacking these knotted t-shirt cat toys around? They’re a hit…and a great way to reuse fabric scraps. [7]


CARDBOARD CAT PALACE

Take your cat’s love of a good cardboard box to the next level by using one to create the ultimate cardboard cat house. Add extra boxes to make it multiple stories! See the tutorial. [8]


MENSWEAR MOUSE

You can upcycle some old menswear or buy menswear fabric from the store for this craft. These mouse toys are absolutely adorable and easy to make. Sewing and embroidery skills are required, but they're a fun toy to put together. How To. [9]


CAT VAN

Let your cat live the van life with a super awesome DIY cat bed that looks like an old-school Volkswagen van! [10]

[1] Jamieson, Amy. "20 Fun and Easy DIY Cat Toys That Kitties Can't Resist." Care, 16 March 2021, https://www.care.com/c/stories/6151/diy-cat-toys-20-fun-and-easy-toys-for-your-c/

[2] Griffis, Tania. "15 Easy DIY Cat Toys You Can Make Today." One Crazy House, 16 March 2021, https://www.onecrazyhouse.com/easy-diy-cat-toys/

[3] World's Best Cat Litter Editorial Team. "The 10 Best Homemade Cat Toys." World's Best Cat Litter, 16 March 2021, https://www.worldsbestcatlitter.com/2014/03/the-10-best-homemade-cat-toys/

[4] Coldiron, Roxanna. "10 DIY Cat Toys and Games That You Can Make At Home." Martha Stewart, 16 March 2021, https://www.marthastewart.com/2127285/diy-cat-toys-and-games

[5] Bradford, Emilie. "40 DIY Cat Toys Every Cat-Lover (and Their Cats) Will Adore." Morning Chores, 16 March 2021, https://morningchores.com/diy-cat-toys/

[6] Jamieson, Amy. "20 Fun and Easy DIY Cat Toys That Kitties Can't Resist." Care, 16 March 2021, https://www.care.com/c/stories/6151/diy-cat-toys-20-fun-and-easy-toys-for-your-c/

[7] Griffis, Tania. "15 Easy DIY Cat Toys You Can Make Today." One Crazy House, 16 March 2021, https://www.onecrazyhouse.com/easy-diy-cat-toys/

[8] World's Best Cat Litter Editorial Team. "The 10 Best Homemade Cat Toys." World's Best Cat Litter, 16 March 2021, https://www.worldsbestcatlitter.com/2014/03/the-10-best-homemade-cat-toys/

[9] Coldiron, Roxanna. "10 DIY Cat Toys and Games That You Can Make At Home." Martha Stewart, 16 March 2021, https://www.marthastewart.com/2127285/diy-cat-toys-and-games

[10] Bradford, Emilie. "40 DIY Cat Toys Every Cat-Lover (and Their Cats) Will Adore." Morning Chores, 16 March 2021, https://morningchores.com/diy-cat-toys/