Jewish pets aren’t left out of the winter festivities. Here are some fun toys:
How great is this ferret & menorah shirt?
There are even cat menorah:
Check out this tutorial on how to make your own slingshot ball for your dog or for a gift. The cheapest store-bought version, like the Go-Frr Ball, that I can find is $8.00. You could probably make eight DIY slingshot balls for the same amount.
You’ll need some rubber balls—I’ve seen multi-packs in toy stores or you could check a dollar store—and you’ll need some surgical tubing, which you can get at many hardware stores. For tools, you’ll need a drill and a wire coathanger. A batch of these would make a nice gift.
Belt tightening because of the economy doesn’t mean your holiday has to blow. Think about making gifts for your friend’s & family’s pets. In the days to come, I’ll be posting lots of ideas on DIY pet gifts that range from easy ones to the more involved.
Instructables comes through again with a detailed tutorial on how to knit a cute and safe little mouse for your kitty. You can use up scrap yarn. Or as MaggieBelize says:
Next time you have to knit a gauge swatch for felting, just knit a tail onto it as I describe here. When you’ve finished felting & measuring for your project, recycle the gauge swatch into an instant catnip mouse toy!
She even includes instructions of how to felt your mouse. Cool!