5 Homemade Cat Toys I Made from Empty Toilet Paper Rolls Check out our step-by-step guide for five ways to use TP rolls to make some fun homemade cat toys. Everyone who shares her life with a small cat toys knows that store-bought cat toys are nearly always shunned in favor of found objects like straws, milk jug rings and wadded-up paper balls. In last week’s Kids, Cats, Chaos! I shared some crafting ideas that you and your child can make for your cat.
In my search for cat-toy crafts, I happened upon a fantastic array of ideas for fashioning kitty playthings out of empty toilet paper rolls. Here are five homemade cat toys you can make from empty TP rolls. Simple rings This one is about as uncomplicated as it gets. An uncomplicated toy for a complicated animal. We have these rings scattered all over the house. They’re nice and light so my cats can toss them into the air and Phoebe even carries the little rings around in her mouth.
Use the scissors to cut each ring. Ring ball Here’s a variation of the ring toy. It’s only slightly more complicated, but I have faith in my directions and the intelligence of Catster readers, so follow along! My favorite part about this toy is how crazy my cats get trying to retrieve the treats from inside the ball. And I know the cats don’t care, but I found entertainment in decorating the ball with smiley faces and other fun shapes.
Insert the first ring into the second ring, then continue with the third and fourth, until you’ve formed a ball. Grab a pair of scissors, and within a couple of minutes, your cat will be on the fringe. Cats love batting this around and you can even place a treat inside for extra play action! Cut the ends of each end of the roll, creating tabs. Treat rattle My cats love noisy toys and this one fits the bill, for sure. The ends don’t close super tightly, so it’s fun for kitty to try and remove the treats.
Mine are persistent so the treats never really stand a chance! Fold one end of the TP roll inside, creating a semi-closed end. Fold the other end of the roll, creating another semi-closed end. Treat puzzle Phoebe is a smart cookie and gets bored easily. I have several interactive toys just for her because if I don’t provide her with self-play opportunities, she finds mischief! You can purchase toys like these, but why would you when you can create one from empty TP rolls? Use the glue gun to connect the rolls into desired shape.
Drop treats inside rolls and let cats go crazy! Have you made any homemade cat toys? Tell us about it in the comments! About the Author: Angie Bailey is a goofy girl with freckles and giant smile who wants everyone to be her friend. Loves pre-adolescent boy humor, puns, making up parody songs, and thinking about cats doing people things.
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