This post is sponsored by Cat's Pride but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
I will show you how to make cat toys using old baby socks. These homemade cat toys are easy to make and perfect for using at home or donating at animal shelters for the cats to enjoy.
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Another way to help cats in shelters is to donate goods yourself. Cat shelters can always use items such as blankets, cat food, and cat toys.
Today I want to share a super easy-to-make homemade cat toy idea with you that is great for making in bulk to donate to your local shelter.
Easy DIY Cat Toy
I decided to use my son's old mismatched baby socks to make some super simple DIY cat toys.
Now I will warn you, I didn't get fancy here. I kept the cat toys very simple.
I will let you in on a little secret — cats don't care how pretty their toys look!
There are millions of cats in animal shelters, and I am sure they many of them would love to have a cat toy to play with – any cat toy. They don't care if it it has fancy fabric and nicely sewn details. So feel free to be like me and keep it simple.
DIY Cat Toy Supplies
First things first. Start by gathering your supplies for this easy DIY.
You will need:
- Baby socks
- Scrap paper / cardstock
- String / yarn
The thicker the paper you use is, the better. You want the toys to crinkle a bit when the cat swats at them. I used a couple cardstock advertisement mailers from our recycling pile.
How to Make Cat Toys
1. Tear the paper into smaller pieces and crumble it up a bit.
2. Stuff each baby sock with the crumpled up paper until it is about 2/3 of the way full.
3. Tie the end of the sock closed with a piece of string, and trim the ends so nothing is hanging.
That is it. See, I told you it was super simple!
And the kitties approve.
Since these toys are so easy to make out of old items you have at home, they are great to make and donate to your local animal shelter.
Don't forget, you can help support the Litter for Good initiative by using Cat's Pride litter at home because every jug purchased means another pound of litter gets donated to a shelter.
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