Introduction: Coffee Cup Cat Treat Toy

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I have 2 cats, and like to think of ways to keep them (and me) entertained. I am also a coffee drinker (more fun kitty playtime), and like to enter contests (also fun!). So here is my Coffee Cup Cat Treat Toy Instructable. Enjoy!

Step 1: Materials

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2 same-sized used paper coffee cups

Butter knife

Small scissors


Thick rubber band (inside left cup)

2 stubby unsharpened pencils or similar sticks (inside right cup)

Cat treats


Step 2: Prepare Cups

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Rinse and dry the 2 coffee cups.
Already my cat Ting is getting excited with me!
A new toy- wow!

Step 3: Stab Cups

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Using a butter knife, poke an X through the bottoms of the cups, pushing from the inside of the cups to the outside.

Step 4: Cut Cups

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Cut the flaps off the Xs to form a square-shaped opening in the bottom of each cup. The squares should be fairly large. I had to trim each flap several times to make the 2 squares. They don’t have to be perfectly square.

Step 5: Glue Cups

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Glue the top cup rims together and let dry. I also put an extra ring of glue around the glue seam once it dried.
My cat Stubby inspects my handiwork.

Step 6: Thread Cups

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Thread the rubber band through the holes and secure with the pencils or sticks.

Step 7: Fill Cup

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Carefully pour a handful of cat treats into the toy.

Step 8: Play With Cat(s)!

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Play with your cats(s) by taking turns rolling the toy on the floor. Ting is taking a breather, but now Stubby can’t resist getting in on the action. Your kitties may take some time warming up to the toy, but once the treats start popping out- look out!
Please rate me 1 – 5 stars if you are so inclined! Thanks!


Animal fan (author)2014-01-25


Kitten513 (author)2014-01-08

Ur cats r so cute!

charlieanderin (author)2013-07-27

I put a tiny bit of cat nip and there food in it but I didn't make the hole huge

urtlesquirt (author)2011-09-18

cute cat, but u might want to lay off the treats.

ChrysN (author)2010-05-10

Nice idea, make your kitty work for his/her treats!

Cymast (author)ChrysN2010-05-15

Thanks, my indoor-only kitties need motivation to exercise!

4n0n4mb16u05 (author)2010-05-11

I made this, and then realized i had no cats :(

clueso (author)2010-05-10

Easy to construct from readily available material. Our cat loved it & is still playing with it as I write.

Cymast (author)clueso2010-05-15

Thanks for trying it and sharing!

cousinrab (author)clueso2010-05-11

 Great toy ,

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