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.
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.
If you’re not totally swamped by holiday preparations, you might have time to crank out some of these cuties for gifts. Here are 3 easy, inexpensive, and fun cat toys to sew.
A mouse tutorial from atinyhouse. You could skip the ears if you wanted.
A fish from Martha. She made a wand type toy with them by attaching them to a pole.
A crackly wrestle sausage from Green Little Cat. A plastic grocery bag provides the crackle.
Here’s a cold summer treat for your dog. A whole frozen raw fish to gnaw on. We get packages of 6-8 fish(mullet, smelt, etc.) about 6 inches long at a nearby asian market for about $3.50. Saffron loves them and can hardly sit still when she sees me getting one for her.
I rinse it off first so it doesn’t stick to her tongue. Since it’s frozen, it lasts a bit longer. Yummy!
Interested in an aquarium, but not ready for the commitment or the expense? Make your own out of paper.
You just print out the aquarium, fish, and plant pieces and follow the instructions to put it together. Nifty!