Easy and fun to make, these plastic egg mice are perfect for the active cat – the unbalance egg shape makes them move in weird ways, which cats love – and last a lot longer than hard-boiled eggs.
I have to say this might just be my favorite craft yet, these little guys are so cute, they might end up as my table decoration before the cats get them!
- Plastic treat eggs. I found these fun pastels at a craft store. Ones with holes in the larger end are easiest to use for these toys.
- Assorted feathers
- Permanent markers. You can use black, but I found the colors much more fun
- Sand, plastic beads or anything else you can think of to put inside the egg. Experiment with different things to make different sounds.
- Hot glue gun
- Drill with a 5/64 or 3/32 bit (if needed)
- Step 1. If your eggs do not have holes in the larger side, very slowly drill holes with care, so as not to crack the plastic.
- Step 2. Draw your mouse face on the “peak” end of the egg. I found it easier to just hold the entire egg while I drew, but you could also take it apart and set it flatly on the table.
Tip: If you mess up, nail polish remover can erase the permanent marker. Thoroughly wash off the remover afterward for the safety of your cat!
- Step 3. Thread feathers through holes and hot glue them to the egg on the inside.
- Step 4. Fill the egg about ¼ full with a fun, jangly filling of your choice, such as sand, beads, salt, etc.
- Close the egg up and you are all done! Your kitty is sure to have fun with this colorful spring mouse toy!