DIY Cat Toys / Puzzles

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Sitting around your home all day can be boring, and it’s no different for cats! Now is the perfect time to supply your cat with a new toy or food puzzle. Below are instructions and images for three different DIY projects you can make with materials found in your own home!

Please be careful not to leave DIY tools, such as scissors, small items, or potentially toxic materials, in an area easily accessible by your cat.


Easy Cat Toy

This toy is perfect for your cat to swipe, bat, and fling around!

Materials Needed:

  • Sock
  • Paper (Wrapping Paper / Packing Paper).
    • No Plastic or Metallic Papers!
  • Scissors
    • If Needed to Cut Paper.

Easy Food Puzzle

This food puzzle keeps your cat’s body and mind occupied! Cats feel the innate need to hunt, and food puzzles are a perfect solution to fulfill their natural instinct.

Materials Needed:

  • Toilet Paper Cardboard Tubes
  • Scissors or Hole Punch
  • Duct Tape

Medium Difficulty Level Food Puzzle

If the Easy Food Puzzle above doesn’t pose enough difficulty for your feline friend, consider the following Medium Difficulty Level Food Puzzle. The different tube heights will require some extra problem solving!

Materials Needed:

  • Cardboard Tubes (Toilet Paper Tube(s) / Paper Towel Tube(s) / Wrapping Paper Tube(s).
  • Non-Toxic Glue
  • Large Flat Piece of Cardboard
  • Scissors or Box Cutter