Crafts for Cats

Try the step-by-step guides to these two cat toy projects to create a gift for your favorite cat or cat lover.

There is nothing like spending a day making cat toys for your cat. Not only is the process fun, but seeing your cat’s reaction to something you made is truly unique and will bring closer to your cat. Plus, because you know your cat better than anyone else, you can make her a toy that contains all her favorite elements!

Below are directions for making two distinct cat toys, both of which can easily be varied according to whatever tickles your cat’s fancy.

Yarn Spider
What cat doesn’t like a ball of yarn? Pair it with 8 feathery legs and you got a dangle toy your cat will go crazy over – just make sure you don’t mistake it for a real one and squash it!

Supplies needed:
Yarn, any color (I used black)
2 yards feather boa, any color (I used green)
Dried Catnip (optional)
Scissors

This easy-to-make cat toy only takes a few steps:

Variations:
If your cat is crazy about catnip, sprinkle some dried catnip every once and while as you wrap the yarn, so that it’s locked it inside the spider.

If you have a smaller cat, use half the amount of boa, for smaller legs, and make a smaller yarn body.
If your cat prefers crinkly material, you can use curly ribbon for the legs on the spider, using the same directions.

You can put a bell or something that shakes, squeaks, etc, inside the yarn ball as well.

The possibilities are endless on this fun toy!

Witch Crinkle Broom

Your cat will want to fly to the moon with this fun witch’s broom!

Supplies:
1 piece of 4-by-8-inch fabric (any breathable fabric is best so cat can smell catnip)
1 package of feathers
1 plastic bag
Dried Catnip
Hot glue gun with nontoxic glue sticks
Scissors
Sewing machine or sewing needle and thread

Variations
Make the broom any size you like to fit your cat. Simply make your rectangle smaller and use smaller feathers.

If your cat prefers crinkly items to feathers, replace the feathers with curly ribbon.

Add bells to the broom handle, or if your cat doesn’t like crinkly noises, replace the plastic bag with batting (stuffing).

Also, try filling the broom handle with catnip.

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