DIY Cat Toys: Absolutely Free and Easy to Make
Do it Yourself projects are really popular and if you are anything like me, you pin and save more DIY Projects than you can do in a lifetime.
But good news!
We’ve curated a list of DIY Cat Toys that require no prior skills, no money, and minimal effort. Because, let’s be honest. If you make something and show it to your cat as if you were asking them to play with it, they will refuse to play with it out of shear spite.
Rule Number One
Cats are stubborn. Do not try to tell a cat what to do.
Rule Number Two
You don’t get to make the rules.
But with this list, your cat won’t even see it coming and will find these items simply irresistible. I was inspired to make this list because I recently bought a cat toy for my cat and she couldn’t have been less interested. I accidentally dropped the handle which was a ring I could slip my finger into, and you guessed it. She LOVED the handle! It was a stinky reminder that cats can be butts and don’t appreciate what you get for them sometimes.
So we are not kidding when we say this list is FREE and EASY!
Feel Free to Mix and Match the List!
Look no further than your pantry! Bread ties are all the rage for cats. I recommend molding it into a ribbon shape. Some cats like this but there’s no accounting for their taste.
Look no further than your bathroom too. You cats will take this toy even when you don’t give it to them. Can’t find your hair tie? Take a look under a couch. You’ll find them.
Putting away groceries is fun!…for the cat. Plastic bags for daaaaayyysss.
These are the best kinds of bags. They crinkle and they have all your new clothes inside. What’s not to like. My favorite is when I take my clothes out of my new paper bag, my cat hops in the bag, I start ripping off the tags and throwing them in there with her. She loves it! And I get new clothes. Win - win!
Reusable Shopping Bag
Not as crinkly as the plastic and paper options, but your cat will still be satisfied.
The perfect box. They usually have holes in them where you can stick your finger and your cat can bite you. What’s not to like?
Playing is more fun in a fort. Enough said.
Milk Jug Ring
The perfect size for a cat paw to grab it and also throw it simultaneously.
They will conquer the bristles on a hair brush. One minute they will love on it and rub against it and then - bam! Attack mode! Kind of like when we pet our furry friends! These cats have so much love to give.
Dogs like to destroy our nice leather shoes. But not cats. They like those cheap ass flip flops that you can find at the dollar store. Cats - 1. Dogs - 0.
Cue music… “It’s the Most Wonderful Tiiiiimmmm or the yeeearrr.”
There are really fun lists of what people have done to avoid cats destroying their Christmas trees. It’s internet gold.
With every gift you will wrap for your loved ones, your cats fur will be a part of those very special moments. They care sometimes.
Toilet Paper Roll
Just throw it on the ground. #ReusableResources
Maybe this is more for naps, but occasionally they like to hit a few keys and make your computer screen do things that you didn’t know were possible.
The fluffy ones especially.
Pen / Pen Cap
Humans are guilty of chewing on them too.
Look no further than your basic string. Need I say more?
Here are some BASIC pictures for Inspiration:
Tell us! What do your cats play with?