Today I’m going to show you how to make a DIY cat toy for your precious fur baby. If you’re a cat lover like our family, you know how spoiled our babies can be. Every Christmas they have to be included in the gift buying process. How could I leave them out? They’re part of the family right?! Usually I make them their own basic catnip pillows, which consists of a small square of fabric stuffed with filling and catnip. This year I decided to try something a bit different; a cat kicker toy! OMG! Why have I not made this before! My cats absolutely love it! It’s so hilarious watching them go crazy hugging the pillow and kicking it with their hind legs!
So,…..I just recently found out that my son got a sweet fur baby for his birthday! Meet Mila…..isn’t she beautiful?!
When he told us the news of his new addition, I knew I had to bring him a gift basket of toys for her along with a DIY cat kicker toy! That’s what mom’s do right?!
Let’s get to the DIY!
DIY Cat Toy
What You Need:
- fabric of choice
- tape measure
- sewing machine
What to Do:
Measure and cut your fabric to desired size. You’ll want it long enough for your cat to hold onto, so at least the length of their belly. I measured mine 40cm long X 15cm wide.
Fold your fabric lengthwise with the right sides together and sew around leaving a 1-2 inch opening to fill with stuffing.
Turn right side out and begin to fill it with stuffing. I used lots of stuffing to make the pillow nice and firm. As you add the stuffing, sprinkle in some catnip throughout the layers.
Just be warned…..when the cat nip comes out, you may have some visitors invading your craft table to see what you’re up to!!
Once the bag is filled, fold in the raw edges of the fabric and sew up the opening. I did one by hand and one by machine. If you’re not fussy on how neat it looks, I would recommend sewing it together by machine to have a more secure finish. Believe me, your cat will go nuts over these, so having the opening secure is a must!
Let your cat loose and watch them enjoy their new cat kicker toy! Be sure to have your camera because they will go wild!
I wish I had’ve made these long ago. My cats love them so much.
Hope you make one of these for your fur baby. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed! Be sure to snap a picture and post it under ‘tried it’ on my Pinterest pins. I’d LOVE to see your cats enjoying their DIY cat kicker toy!
Until next time
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