If your furbabies are anything like ours, they always need something new to play with, and buying new toys can quickly become expensive. Fortunately, making DIY pet toys at home is an easy and cost-effective way to keep your pets entertained without blowing your budget.
So, to help our fur-vorite pawrents (that’s YOU), we’ve compiled a list of three DIY cat toys and three DIY dog toys you can make at home. These can be constructed using materials you probably already have.
DIY CAT TOYS
Cardboard Cat Scratcher
Kitties love to scratch, and a cardboard cat scratcher is an easy and inexpensive toy to make. To create this DIY cat toy, all you need is a large piece of cardboard and a pair of scissors. Cut the cardboard into strips and then roll each strip into a tight spiral. Glue the spirals together, and you've got yourself a new cat scratcher.
Cats love chasing things that move, and a feather wand is a fun and easy toy to make for your floof. All you need is a wooden dowel, some string, and a feather. Tie the feather to one end of the string and then tie the other end of the string to the wooden dowel. Your feline will love chasing the feather around the room.
T-Shirt Cat Tent
Does your cat love to hide and play in small spaces? Then a t-shirt cat tent is a purrrfect place for them to do just that. To create this DIY cat toy, all you need is an old t-shirt and a few wire hangers. Cut the bottom of the t-shirt off and then stretch it over the wire hangers. Bend the hangers into a tent shape and then place the t-shirt tent on the ground for your cat to play in.
DIY DOG TOYS
Sock Tug Toy
Dogs love to play tug-of-war, and a sock tug toy is an easy and inexpensive toy to make. To create this DIY dog toy, all you need is an old sock and a tennis ball. Place the tennis ball in the sock and tie a knot at the end. Your doggo will love playing tug-of-war with this homemade toy.
Frozen Kong Treats
Our canine pals love treats, and frozen Kong treats are a fun and easy way to keep your dog entertained. To make this DIY dog toy, all you need is a Kong toy and some dog treats. Fill the Kong toy with the dog treats and then place it in the freezer. Your dog will love chewing on the frozen treats. It’s great for keeping them entertained while you’re out of the house too!
T-Shirt Rope Toy
Doggos love to chew, which makes a t-shirt rope toy a pawsome toy to make for your pooch. To create this DIY dog toy, all you need is an old t-shirt and a pair of scissors. Cut the t-shirt into strips and then braid the strips together. Tie a knot at each end of the braid, and your dog will love chewing on this homemade toy.
Making DIY pet toys at home is a fun and easy way to keep your furry friends entertained without breaking the bank. You can also get your kids involved for some wholesome furmily fun! These six DIY pet toys for cats and dogs are a great place to start. Not only will your pets love playing with their new toys, but you'll also have the satisfaction of knowing that you made them yourself.