DIY: Over 30 Different Cat Toys To Sew, Knit, Crochet, or Assemble

Here are a ton of DIY cat toys!  One of my pet peeves (groan!) is ugly pet toys .  I like them to be colorful, cute, and/or funny, and the easiest way to achieve that is to make your own.  The great thing about DIY cat toys is they take very little fabric, yarn, etc. and they’re usually quick to make.  All of the toys below will make nice gifts for kitties and their people.  Have fun!

Adorable hearts, cupcakes, strawberries, roses, & chocolates.

Kitty fortune cookies.


No-sew feathers and fish.



Suede mouse.



Beautiful birdies.



Easy to sew mouse, fish, & sausage.



Supper fuzzy mouse.


Adorable sushi—nigiri & futomaki.



Feather spinner toy & wand.



Felt bird, mouse, & fish.


Cute mice, olives, & owls.


DIY: Feather Spinner Cat Toy & Wand

Make your own feather spinner cat toy similar to the Da Bird cat toy.  The tutorial shows you what to do.  You can make it as simple or elaborate as you like.  Be sure to pay special attention to the instructions in Step #5 on the placement of the larger feathers to insure the toy spins.

You’ll need:


The second tutorial shows you how to make the wand to go with the spinner using:

  • acrylic or wood dowel 3/8″ and 18″ long
  • 2 vinyl carburetor caps sized to fit on dowel
  • hex nut
  • medium strength fishing line, string, or cording
  • scissors
  • glue gun