Animals

5 homemade cat toys

The most interesting feline toys, such as puzzles and mice, can be manufactured at home simply, quickly and very cheaply

  • Author: By EVA SAN MARTÍN
  • Publication date: February 19, 2014

The Cat toys are not only fun but also help you reduce your overweight and forget about stress. However, it is not necessary to spend money to offer attractive dolls to the cat. There are several cat toys that can be manufactured at home in a very simple, fast and almost free way. This article explains, step by step, how to build five toys for felines, among them, a puzzle with a cardboard box, mice with the roll of toilet paper and even dolls with used socks To the delight of the hairy player.

1. Toys for cats with the toilet paper roll!

A roll of toilet paper and scissors they are enough to create this first proposal of homemade toy for cats and, in addition, of a free form. The Squidoo website explains how to transform this cylindrical cardboard into an attractive accessory for the cat before it ends up in the bin.

The process It is very simple.

  • You have to cut fringes about five centimeters wide on each side of the toilet paper roll.
  • The fringes are folded out.
  • Y. Ready to play with the cat!

2. Make mice for cats

An alternative to make feline toys is to build mice at home. This proposal is a little more elaborate than the previous one, and allows you to create dolls with which our furry companion will spend long hours of fun.

The ideas for making homemade mice for cats are varied: they range from employing disused clothes or socks, until reuse spent thread bobbins to build the cat's toys and hang them after the roof, as Martha Steward's blog suggests.

3. Homemade cat toys: cardboard puzzle

Puzzles and puzzles for cats can be expensive to acquire. However, making them at home is very simple and, above all, very cheap. To achieve this, simply take a rectangular cardboard box, a round mouth glass to mark circles, a pencil, a cutter and a ball of the animal we have at home.

The mode to build this homemade puzzle cat so fun and ingenious, as the portal proposes Cat siam channel, is as follows:

  • The first step is to mark circles with a pen on the cardboard box.
  • The circumferences are cut with the help of a cutter or scissors.
  • The ball is inserted into the box through the holes.
  • It is done!

The cat will try to capture the ball through the holes, which will appear and disappear between the different holes created, covered by the rest of the box that does remain. In this way, the cardboard box will have become a very fun (and very cheap) homemade cat toy.

4. Toys for cats with old socks

A pair of old or unpacked socks It is enough to stimulate the feline mind and, incidentally, help you exercise. The process To make homemade toys for cats with socks is as follows.

  • You have to find a pair of old socks or that you no longer intend to use (clean).
  • Cross the two socks and knot them.
  • Trim strips at the ends of socks that have been left free.
  • It's already done to play with the cat!

5. Build fishing rods for cats

Homemade mice for cats, as well as toys made with socks, can tie to a stick Let there be at home. To do this, you just have to get one elastic rubber. This type of toys for felines will delight those animals who like to jump and catch aerial objects.

All these things for felines can be dressed with attractive cat grass, a vegetable that attracts seven out of ten felines and that will make homemade toys even more interesting for the furry player.

Homemade toys for cats with almost everything!

Knotted old socks, rolls of toilet paper, cardboard boxes. Almost everything can be transformed into a stimulating toy for homemade and free cats. The only requirement is to meet the feline with whom we share life, to encourage play the 30 minutes a day you need to stay physically and mentally and avoid objects that may be dangerous. This includes those small things that are likely to cause an unpleasant and dangerous choking in the animal (such as bells and buttons).

The options for playing with the cat are, consequently, almost endless. A Laser light It will become a fun toy to follow on the floor and walls, a foil ball, in an invaluable piece to pursue (closely monitored by the owner, to avoid accidents), or a simple hair gum, in an object of fascination and feline game without equal.

1. DIY cat food and toy dispenser

The first toy that we propose is a food dispenser, known commercially as kong. It is a toy that stimulates their intelligence and physical activity and is especially positive for cats with anxiety or stress. Discover how to do it in our YouTube video About 3 toys for homemade cats or follow the instructions:

Steps to follow

  1. Draw small round or square on the plastic bottle.
  2. Cut the marks made with the cutter.
  3. Sand the edges that have>

2. Recycled cat rod

Cats are animals with a hunter instinct very developed, therefore, they usually like this type of toys especially. Discover our YouTube video About 3 toys for homemade cats.

materials

  • Scissors
  • Plastic straws or reeds
  • Scotch tape
  • Glue or liquid silicone
  • Rope or laces
  • Fabric or plastic bag

To finish the toy you can add small teddies, chenille shapes (also known as pipe cleaners), wool balls, etc. You can also improve the finish with decorative adhesive tape.

Steps to follow

  1. Prepare several strips of the same size with the cloth or plastic bag and fold them over themselves. Cut them vertically without reaching the end that joins them.
  2. Fold the top part and fix it with the adhesive tape, in this way you will get a small "jellyfish".
  3. Tie the jellyfish with a rope or cords, make sure it is well secured!
  4. Finally, you must join the rope with the straw or the plastic rod.
  5. Then you can add everything you want to complete your unique fishing rod.

materials

  • Bottle
  • Pen
  • Cutter
  • Sandpaper
  • Prizes or cat food

As an extra we can add newspaper or colored paper to decorate, feathers, toys, a jingle bell. All options are valid!

Steps to follow

  1. Draw small round or square on the plastic bottle.
  2. Cut the marks made with the cutter.
  3. Sand the edges that have>

2. Recycled cat rod

Cats are animals with a hunter instinct very developed, therefore, they usually like this type of toys especially. Discover our YouTube video About 3 toys for homemade cats.

materials

  • Scissors
  • Plastic straws or reeds
  • Scotch tape
  • Glue or liquid silicone
  • Rope or laces
  • Fabric or plastic bag

To finish the toy you can add small teddies, chenille shapes (also known as pipe cleaners), wool balls, etc. You can also improve the finish with decorative adhesive tape.

Steps to follow

  1. Prepare several strips of the same size with the cloth or plastic bag and fold them over themselves. Cut them vertically without reaching the end that joins them.
  2. Fold the top part and fix it with the adhesive tape, in this way you will get a small "jellyfish".
  3. Tie the jellyfish with a rope or cords, make sure it is well secured!
  4. Finally, you must join the rope with the straw or the plastic rod.
  5. Then you can add everything you want to complete your unique fishing rod.

3. Scraper for DIY cats

There are many types of cat scrapers, but the one that we will mention next is especially easy to do, in addition to that it requires very few materials. You can see our video on YouTube on how to make a homemade scraper for cats.

materials

  • Glue or liquid silicone>

Before making homemade cat toys

Before we start building homemade toys for cats, we must consider what our cat likes to do the most and what are his instincts. For example, cats have the need to scratch to wear their nails: they will enjoy more of a toy in which they can do it.

Further, Cats are comfortable and sleepy animals, whom we know that they like cardboard boxes, heights and hiding a lot. With these few data we already have a few ideas to start making homemade toys for cats.

In any case, when you build a toy for your cat, Keep your safety in mind: do not use toxic materials and be careful with small parts or threads that can be swallowed. Of course, if you make a tall structure, secure it well to the floor or wall so that it does not fall on it if you scratch it.

Prizes puzzle

Cats are very intelligent animals and with simple puzzles we can make them think. These animals, in addition, They are champions in problem solving, so they will enjoy winning their prizes after solving the puzzle.

You will need to a few cardboard tubes, such as those of toilet paper rolls and kitchen rolls. With the rolls lying down, create a pyramid. For example: four tubes at the base, three at the next level, two at the next level and one tube at the top. Tie these tubes together, surrounding them with packing tape or sticking them with white glue.

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Now Put prizes inside the tubes and wait for your cat to discover how to get them. To raise the difficulty level you just have to lean the pyramid against a wall, or put fewer and fewer prizes so you have to be more precise with your legs.

Scratching post

An autotracking station is one of the best gifts you can give your cat. These cats love scratching, for many different reasons, Among those who are leaving their smell at home, relax or show affection.

To create a scratch post you will need a rigid plastic barbed brush, such as those used to sweep terraces or scrub carpets. You can also use a hardware pipe cleaner. In addition, you need to find a strong enough glue.

Choose the leg of a table, a chair or a corner on a wall and glue the brush to the height of your cat's cheeks. It's that simple to get a place to scratch at ease as long as you want.

Teddy with catnip

If you know how to sew, creating a small stuffed animal stuffed with catnip is very simple. This herb drives many cats crazy and causes them excitement and pleasure, and usually makes their toys much more attractive.

To make this homemade cat toy you need few materials: two pieces of cloth of the same size and shape –You can create a template to make sure you are cutting the two exactly the same– thread, needle, padding and a handful of catnip.

Sew the two pieces of cloth together half a centimeter from the edge, and when you have sewn almost the entire perimeter, turn it over. Introduce the catnip mixed with the padding stuffing through the remaining piece and close the hole.

It is very easy to design different fabric toys: round discs, small pillows or, if you're good at sewing, even mice or any other animal you want to recreate.

Castle of boxes

One of the toys most adored by cats are castles with different levels and heights to hide and jump. For this, you will need cardboard boxes of medium or large size, white glue to glue them together and scissors or a cutter to cut them.

First, design how you want to place the boxes and what will be the exits and entrances of the castle. Then, cut out doors and holes in the boxes: these must not only give to the outside, but also must communicate with each other, forming tunnels

When all the holes are made - remember that they must be bigger than your cat so it can pass! - Start gluing the boxes together. Let dry well, look for some weight to place on the lower level and thus give stability And your cat's castle is ready to be used.

Cats are intelligent animals, and although they sometimes seem elitist, we can create homemade toys for them. With these toys we satisfy your tastes, needs and instincts. In addition, since they are homemade and can be made with recycled objects, they are cheap and can be easily disposed of when they are worn.