Intro: 5 Minute Recycled Cardboard Kitty Condo
This kitty condo will be adored by the cats in your home, believe me! It is easy for you to make, but the cats don't care! You will have lots of fun watching your cat play and knowing that you are doing something good for the environment by not buying something brand new made out of non-recyclable materials!
Step 1: Picking the Boxes
Although cats aren’t that picky, I like to use boxes that are made of thick cardboard so that they will last longer. If you go to a Costco, there is usually a giant bin of boxes that have not been crushed, I don’t know as much about Sam’s, but usually there are boxes throughout the store that are almost empty. Either way, there will be boxes. Start by getting a few (4-5) and try it out with your cats, if they like it, go back and get more.
Step 2: Putting the Boxes Together
This is the step that you will need the glue gun for. Lay out an old piece of paper or cardboard to keep glue from getting on the floor. Start by gluing down any loose pieces of the box. Next, stack the boxes in the order that you’d like them to be. Put glue in the top corners and edges of the bottom box. Push the bottom of the second box into the glue and hold firmly until the glue dries. Do this for the remaining boxes. Once you have reached the top, pick the cat condo up to make sure the boxes are secure. Move the structure to the spot that you would like it to be in. I like to put weights in the bottom so that the cats can’t knock it over.
Step 3: Have a Blast!
Have a great time watching your cats play in their new kitty condo and don’t be surprised at how much they will use it!
Check out my other instructable on how to make a bed for one of these kitty condos!