Homemade Cat Toys


| 1/20/2015 10:00:00 AM


Tags: crafting, upcycling, Ohio, Courtney Denning,

Olivia + Socktopus

I love pampering my three cats with toys and treats. They are my and my husband's "fur babies" and we adore them. Our cats are strictly indoor only, we feel it's better for their health and for the local wildlife population. We also live in an apartment that doesn’t have a backyard.

Another way we keep our cats healthy and happy is by providing them with toys, games and plenty of places to sleep and hide if they need to get away from their sisters. We use some store-bought toys like a laser pointers, a large cat tree and an interactive food dispenser, but many of our cats favorite toys are homemade.

I have made them a cat tent, a cat bed (following directions for The Purr-fect Homemade Cat Bed from Elizabeth Atia in the October/November 2014 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS), catnip stuffed creatures, cardboard tube tunnels, foil balls, fabric pom-poms and cardboard kitty forts. The most popular cat toys have been some of the simplest and easy to make. I'll show you how to make Amelia’s favorite, the socktopus, and tell you where to find Emma and Olivia's favorites out of items you already have at home.

Socktopus

How to Make a Catnip Socktopus

To make your own socktopus cat toy you will need:




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