Take some leftover material and create this easy DIY scrap fabric catnip toy mouse for your kitty.
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The Kitties Who Deserve a Scrap Fabric Catnip Toy
About six months ago, we were working in the backyard and two kitties showed up out of nowhere. One kitty is white with a touch of orange and the other a tabby. At first, we thought they were just neighborhood cats that were just out and about except they started showing up regularly.
After a month, we decided to take them to the vet to see what was going on. The vet advised they were chipped but the number was disconnected. All info pointed to….they were abandoned. This seemed odd since they were a young brother and sister pair adopted at the same time. Why would they be left behind?
The white kitty comes inside and is now a member of the family. The tabby, not nearly as much. When she does come in she needs her food, water, and rest.
Now we have several kitties that are in need of some toys.
Catnip Toy Supplies
*We could take the time to make little eyes and ears for these little “mouse” toys, but the cats just want to play NOW. They don’t care if it looks a certain way. The simpler the project the more time to play with them….. and believe us the white kitty wants to play every minute of every day…..oh and eat!
- Extra material or old T-shirt (Do you recognize this leftover fabric scrap from this: Simple Yard Sale Chair Makeover Farmhouse Style)
- Circle template
- String for “tail”
- Sewing needle and thread
- Large sewing needle
- Take the extra material and layout flat.
- With a circle template, trace your circle on the backside of the fabric. We used a pot lid.
- Cut out the fabric.
- Fold the circle in half, like a taco.
- Add approx 1-3 tbsp of catnip to the middle.
- Fold fabric again.
- Now bring the two sides together for another fold, like a chunk of cheese or candy corn shape.
- Sew together all open ends.
- With the large needle, pull your string/t-shirt yarn, to the end, and tie it off. We used leftover t-shirt yarn.
- Finally, take the opposite end of the “tail”, fold over to the middle, and sew that down.
We’ve also made these with old t-shirts and the cats love them.
Now, your kitty has a simple DIY scrap fabric catnip toy that took approx. 5 min to make.
We will let you decided if it’s kitty approved or not…….
Now, be sure to make a few of these to have on hand for any of your fur babies.
Other DIY Pet Projects
Here are a few more pet-friendly projects we think you will enjoy:
- DIY Upcycled Pet Door
- 21 Upcycled Pet Projects For Your Fur Babies
- Super Easy DIY Cat Scratching Post
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