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DIY: How to make a cardboard cat toy in under 1 minute

grey cat playing with ardboard cat toy

Today, Wamiz will show you how to make a cat toy in under one minute using just a simple piece of cardboard! And the best part? Your cat will absolutely love it!

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 17/10/2021, 17:00

Playing with your cat is one of the best ways to bond and build a strong relationship with them. Plus, play is super important for stimulating your cat both physically and mentally - which is especially important if your cat is an indoor cat.

That’s why today, we’ll show you a very simple DIY tutorial on how to make a cardboard cat toy! This DIY is not only cheap to produce, but it’s also environmentally friendly, since it’ll encourage you to reuse your cardboard boxes!

Cardboard cat toy: What you’ll need

You probably have all the materials you’ll need in your house already, which will make the process of creating this cat toy even easier! This DIY project can be great fun for the whole family to enjoy together - but just make sure an adult is supervising at all times.

  • Cardboard
  • Pencil
  • Cutter
  • Needle
  • Thick yarn or string
  • Bells or pom poms
gato jugando con un juguete de carton
So simple, yet so fun! ©Wamiz

How do you make cardboard cat toys?

If you follow these simple instructions, you can make a super fun cat toy for your pet in less than one minute! Here’s how to do it:

  1. Get a piece of cardboard
  2. Cut it into several small square pieces
  3. Get a piece of string
  4. Make a knot on one end
  5. Thread your needle
  6. With the needle, poke a hole through one of the small pieces of cardboard and pull the string through
  7. Slip a bell or pom pom onto the string
  8. Repeat step 6 and 7 as needed
  9. Cut the string
  10. Make a knot to secure everything in place

All done! We can guarantee that your cat will not stop playing with this very entertaining toy. And what better sense of fulfillment can you get than knowing that you played a part in making them feel so happy?

Preparation time: This simple DIY cat toy takes around one minute to complete.

💡 Wamiz tip: The choice between pom pom and bell really depends on your cat’s preferences and feelings about noise. If the sound of the bell is exciting to them, then go for it! But if, on the other hand, the sound of the bell makes your cat feel uneasy, then opt for soundless pom poms instead!

📈 Wamiz cat rating: 8 out of 10. Bibou, one of Wamiz’ cats, loves to play with his new homemade toy! If you try to take it from him - beware of his claws and teeth!

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