This is simple cat toy I've made for Enya >*.*<, remixing ;) Lindarose's Twine Cat Toy.
Step 1: Materials
This toy is done with recycled materials. Here what you'll need:
- empty cardboard spool of a whool or cotton ball;
- scrap of twine and ribbon;
- a little bell;
- hot glue;
- (optional) some crochets, just to help.
Step 2: Spool
I didn't have an empty spool, so I take a cotton ball and re-wind it up to free the spool.
Step 3: Bell
I bought a collar for Enya. It has a little bell that I took right away, because I think it will be a torture for Enya's ears.
Attach the bell to a loop of ribbon, then put it around the spool. Use a bit of glue to fasten it.
Glueing the twine here and there, wind it around the spool. Pay attention to leave the ribbon with the bell free.
Glue the scraps of ribbon around the spool, in diagonal over the twine. This gives the toy colours and different touch feelings (have I ever mention that, as a teacher, I sometimes use Maria Montessori's methods?)
Step 6: Play!
Give it to your cat and let her/him play :) She/he will roll it, hearing the bell (from which the name I gave it: rolling tone - the tone of the bell!) and if it's flat on a base, the cat will put the paw in to try and get the bell. At least: Enya does so! >^_^<