Cats love to play, no matter how old they are, and stores sell cat toys that entice any feline. These toys lead to hours of playtime fun but they are expensive. Why not repurpose some household materials to make cat toys? These will provide your kitty with enjoyment and they also make great gifts for all those cat lovers you know.
For Ring Toss and Fun Ball toys, you will need:
Step 1: Flatten the roll and use the scissors to cut 8 rings of equal size, approximately 1/4 to 1/3-inch thick.
Step 2: Bend the rings back to their original shape. You can use this to make a cat ring toss toy, tossing them for the cat to fetch. Or, move on to the next steps to create a fun ball toy.
Step 3: Take three rings and wrap one around another to create a sphere.
Step 4: Wrap the remaining five rings around the sphere to form a ball. Use this ball to play chasing and fetching games with your cat.
For a Bonding Sock toy for a new cat, you will need:
• Old sock
Step 1: Wear the sock for several hours so your scent rubs off on it.
Step 2: Drop a pinch of catnip into the toe of the sock. Twist the toe and add some more catnip, then twist again. Repeat until you reach the end of the sock and tie a knot in the end.
Step 3: Give the sock to the new cat so it becomes familiar with you while enjoying some catnip in a toy.
For the Feather Stick toy, you will need:
• Fishing line
• Hot glue gun and glue stick (optional)
Step 1: Attach one end of the fishing line to the stick and the other end to the feather. If the line does not stay on the stick and feather by tying it, hot glue it.
Step 2: Dangle the stick in the air so the cat can swat at the feather or drag the stick along the ground so the cat can pounce on it. Some cats will even entertain themselves with this toy.