3 Simple Yet Enjoyable Cat Toys

By Aina / 2 June 2023


Are cats even cats without toys? Photo Source: The Insurance Emporium


  • A chance for you to redeem all the missing hours to spend with your bored cats.
  • Easy-to-make and budget-friendly cat toys!
  • Simple household materials reinvented into several cool DIY cat toys.


Do you find yourself constantly busy and unable to give your furry feline friends the love and attention they deserve? As a fellow cat owner, I know exactly how you feel. Cats are known for their playful personalities and their need for constant stimulation, but entertaining them doesn’t have to break the bank. With just a few simple household materials, you can create DIY cat toys that will keep your beloved pets purring with joy for hours on end! 


Not only are these three easy-to-make cat toys are budget-friendly, but they are also incredibly simple to create. No need for expensive or complicated gadgets – just a little bit of creativity and some basic supplies are all you need to make your own homemade cat toys. Plus, think of all the money you’ll save on pet store toys!


1/ Pom Pom Rattle Tube


Mr Cat can’t seem to let go of the pom pom rattle tube, in love with it, maybe? Photo source: Mad Paws


Cats and cardboard? An iconic duo! Nothing can separate cats and cardboard. They always find it entertaining and start having fun with the cardboard. I am not sure about your cats, but my cat would go crazy over cardboards tube from the finished toilet paper rolls. 


Here’s how you can transform a mere toilet paper roll into one of the coolest cat toys!


You only need 4 materials: 

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Pom poms
  • Hot glue
  • Cat treats


Firstly, glue pom poms around the empty toilet paper rolls with a hot glue gun. Next, fold the edges at one end of the toilet paper tube until they slightly overlap. Lastly, you can put in some cat treats inside the tube and fold the other end in.


You are done! Easy and simple, right? Now, head over to your cats and watch them going crazy playing with the Rom Pom Rattle Tube trying to pry open the ends of the tube to get the treats inside!


2/ T-shirt Knots


So easy and cool! Just some old colourful t-shirt reinvented into a cat toy. Photo source: Muslin and Merlot


Is it only my cat, or do your cats love playing around with your clothes? Because mine did that almost every single time when he found my clothes lying around unguarded! My cat would suddenly become so playful that even he couldn’t control his excitement when playing with my clothes. I still had fun watching him!


So, here’s a nice idea on how to distract your cat from your clothes and still let them have fun! Just follow these simple steps.


You only need 4 materials: 

  • Old t-shirt
  • Ruler
  • Pencil or Sharpie
  • Scissors


First of all, lay a t-shirt on a flat surface and draw 6 skinny rectangles 1” wide by 10” tall, starting from the bottom edge. Next, you can cut the rectangles out. Then, all you need to do now is to stack the 6 long strips of fabric and tie them together with a single knot at the centre. 


It’s done! You can make more, toss them to your cats and see how excited they would be!


Besides making your cats happy with these t-shirt knots, this is also a nice way to reuse all your old t-shirts!


3/ Cat Puzzle  


Seems like someone is so immersed to get the balls and treats out. Good luck kitty! Photo source: The Glam Cat


As obsessed as I am with my cat, I am also obsessed with watching cats playing with puzzle toys. Watching their cute little minds work and try their best to play or solve the puzzle toys is so entertaining for them and us, the owners. It’s also a good brain exercise for them!


Here’s how you can DIY any unused Tupperware container at your home into your cat’s greatest puzzle toy!


You only need 3 materials: 

  • Unused Tupperware container
  • Scissors
  • Coloured balls


Firstly, make several holes in the lid of your unused Tupperware container. Then, you can just add some different-sized coloured balls to the container, and it’s done! You can also add some cat treats to attract your cats as well!


Start Crafting and Bonding with Your Feline Friends Today!

Creating your own cat toys doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. With only a few simple household materials, you can make your furry buddies happy and entertained for hours on end. Whether it’s a pom pom rattle tube, t-shirt knots, or a cat puzzle, these DIY cat toys are easy to make and will provide your cats endless fun. 


So, don’t let a busy schedule prevent you from giving your cats the attention they deserve. Spend some time crafting these simple DIY cat toys and watch as your furry pals purr with delight. Not only will you be saving money, but you’ll also be strengthening the bond between you and your beloved pets. Remember, a happy cat makes for a happy home. So, start crafting and let the fun begin!



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