Purrfect Feather Cat Toys




Cat toys don't need to be expensive or hard to make. I'm going to let the cat out of bag on this one and show you how to make the Purrfect Feather Cat toy that costs nothing and can be made from all natural items.

Step 1: What You Will Need

To make the Purrfect Feather Cat toy all you need is a pair of scissors, sturdy stick from yard, suede or leather rope (you can also use yarn), some feathers, beads and bells if you want your cat toy to make noise.Most these items you can find in or around the house. Just be sure to use items that are safe for kitty.

Step 2: First - Knot and Bead

Don't be a scaredy cat, there is no wrong way to make the Purrfect Feather Cat toy. Start by cutting you leather or yarn to about 24 inches long (if using yarn or thinner rope, I double this up). Tie a knot on the end to hold your feathers and beads.

Step 3: Next - Feather Frenzy

Tie knots, bead and feather your string. You can add as little or as many as you like. It is best to secure feathers by placing quill in bead, then stacking bead to hold it in place until the quill is hidden.

Step 4: Last - Play Time

Tie you string to the end if your stick (double knots work best here) to secure string. Now it's time to play. You just made the Purrfect Feather Cat toy.
It's the Cats Meow!



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    8 Discussions


    2 years ago

    Ah good idea with the beads!! been looking for the red plastic caps that hold the feathers in "Da Bird" but couldn't find them anywhere and didn't want to use a pen cap.


    3 years ago

    Very pretty but any of my cats would have annihilated it in about five minutes. Sorry to be a bit down on it. I find the cheapest toy for my cats is a piece of paper screwed up as tight as possible into a ball so it can be thrown and will bounce.

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    Reply 3 years ago

    Thanks, I know some cats are definitely more wild than others when it comes to play time. Try securing your feathers into beads with hot glue, this increases the durability of toy. :).


    Reply 3 years ago

    Thanks for the advice. To be honest, I know that my cats - who aren't really wild (unless my tom 'kitten' is attacking my husband) will destroy anything after a short time. I am a leather worker and find the most robust 'toy' is a long thin piece of veg-tanned leather, about 12 - 14" long - the thicker the better so that it can be moved but trimmed so that one end is about 1/2" wide and cut down to a long wiggly point. This is really good if a kitten is a bit nervous as you can play with him/her without having to get too close. They can also chew it without damaging it or hurting themselves.


    3 years ago

    very creative and simple to make.i m gonna make it for my cats .Cheers

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