DIY toy ideas for your best friend
There is saying that dog is the best friend of humankind. But it is not true if you are cat person. Then, your best friend is a cat. Accompanying a cat can be a quite challenge; they are very independent and unique creatures. They love to have their space and toys. However, due to their very energetic and playful behavior, they mostly end up to tear apart their expensive toys. It is not an option to not buying a toy to them at all. More likely, making toy fore them would be the best option. It is cheap, mostly can be considered as recycling, and more meaningful than buying from online. You only will be need few very common thing like cardboard, yarn, feathers and wood. Get on your crafty hat – we are about to start:
A maze for the best secret agent in the world
It is one of simpliest cat toys you can ever make. Lets make quick check list, you will need:
Pair of scissors
Glue or sewing kit
Bunch of useless shoeboxes
I bet, you will check the last one immediately! Yes, we all have that pile of useless shoeboxes and now we can put them on a good use! Just cut random holes on them and glue or sew together. İf you want something little bit fancier, you can paint it with non-toxic paint or just washe tape it. It will look exactly like store bought and cost you almost free!
Your little lazy one needs a hammock
We all love hammock. They are comfortable, breeze and pest for daytime short sleeps. And you have master of the sleeping art in your home right now, so you should make comfortable hammock for it. You will need two hangers and piece of cloth. It is easy as it is seem. When you done to make your little hammock, just hung it under your desk or something. Your cat can have daytime sleeps in peace now – as if it had a problem to have it until now.
It will leave alone your nice sofa – we hope…
Cats love scratching. It is not a hobby, also essential for them. If they do not scratch some material, their nails get itchy and chopped after a while. That is why you definitely should make a scratch box for it. Of course, arm rest of your nice sofa is also an option…
Just get some cardboard and fill it with piece of cardboards. Make sure they all fit perfectly and it is not sloppy. Now you have it right! You can add little bit of catnip in between cardboard pieces too! It will make your cat more eager to play with it! And if it tears it apart, no worries – just make another one in ten minutes!
Treat your queen with respect!
All cats are queens or kings – there is no doubt. However, how you should treat them as they deserve? You should start with making a mansion for them! This project little bit big, but results would be more satisfying. If you have an old cupboard or a dresser, it would be perfect! You always can find one at cheap price at a garage sale or something anyway. Just paint it, change closet doors with curtains and label drawers according to your choices. Now you have perfect mansion for your queen/king. It also can be their playhouse or sleeping area. Moreover, it is dream gift for any cat person!
It will take the stairs
No one said that all these tips and DIY ideas should be for indoor use only. Hanging stairs are perfect toy and exercise tool for cats who love outdoor. You do not have to own a big garden or a yard. Just one simple balcony enough to hang this beauty and your cat can enjoy it all day! It is easy to make, but you may need a little bit help of your friends or significant other – fun activity for all!