This instructable illustrates how to make your own interactive puzzle for your cat.
I call it the KittyLand Puzzle Center
Step 1: Materials
Fabric: old T-shirts work well, you'll need enough for approx. 1700sq inches. Cut out into approx 4in x 4in squares. You will need 108.
Corrugated plastic board (24in x 18in)
108 Magnets (the stronger and thinner the better)
Ruler, marker, scissors, exacto-knife, sewing machine, hot glue gun, something small and round
Step 2: Getting Square
Draw circles of various sizes onto the squares and carefully cutout using scissors or an exacto-knife. You can leave some without circles to act as a bottom to your cube.
Insert magnets into opposite corners of the plastic square by wedging them into the corrugated portion of the plastic squares. Make sure the magnets have opposite poles out; i.e., one positive, one negative. Hot glue the washers onto the open corners.
Step 3: Assembling the Sides
Once you have completely sewn the perimeter of the insert, carefully sew around the hole.
Step 4: Assembling the Sides 2
Take two pieces of fabric and lay them on top of the previously constructed wall (Picture 2).
Sew along one side as close to the edge of the plastic of the previously constructed wall (Picture 3). Fold back these two fabric pieces at the seam; away from the previously constructed wall (Picture 4). Now insert another plastic square between the two pieces of fabric (Picture 4). Sew this wall as before trying to stay as close to the edge of the plastic insert as possible.
Then sew around the edge of the hole.
You'll need to do this 4 more times to make a cross (see picture).
You'll need to make this cross 8 more times for a total of 9 cubes. You can now cut out the excess fabric covering the holes.
Step 5: Assembling the Cubes
Fold the cube together one wall at a time, hand stitching the walls together.
You can also use hot glue to adhere the sides together.
Do this for all 9 cubes.
Step 6: Assemble, Add Toys & Treats
Use excess fabric to make some catnip-laced toys.
Place these toys into the cubes and let your cat fish them out.
Change up the puzzle every so often to keep it fun, interesting, and challenging!
Step 7: PLAYTIME!
You can also make a larger version to hold your dog's pull toys (coming soon!)