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Do your cats love to play? This DIY cat toy, fabric kick stick is an easy project that your cats will love to kick and throw!
Are your indoor cats super active? Our two cats, Frosty and Bella certainly are. Even though they are well out of the kitten stage at almost 2 years old, they still certainly love to play. In fact, I know that if I don’t provide them with enough toys, they get a little mischievous and make toys out of my things – like hair ties and socks!
That’s one reason I decided they were definitely in need of some new cat toys. While I was shopping around I didn’t expect to find such a variety of kick sticks for cats, especially with some higher price tags. That’s when I decided to get crafty and make our own.
The idea behind the long kick sticks is that cats can hold them with their paws and kick with their back legs. They turned out great and are now Frosty and Bella’s favorite toys!
This DIY cat toy is super easy to make. If you have about 10 minutes, a sewing machine, fabric, and bunting, you can whip up a few to get your cats playing in no time.
Actually here’s exactly what you need for this easy project:
- Fabric scraps – you’ll need a size about 3″x16″ to make sticks similar in size to mine. Although, any size will do!
- Fabric bunting – this is for stuffing the sticks.
I’m definitely a beginning seamstress myself, but sewing these kick sticks is super easy.
[Step 1] Once you’ve cut your fabric in your desired size, fold over and iron inside out. Sew the long side and bottom together, leaving one end open for stuffing.
[Step 2] Turn your fabric from inside out. I love using a chopstick for turning projects.
[Step 3] Stuff your fabric sleeve with bunting so that it’s stiff.
[Step 4 – not pictured] Fold your fabric ends down and sew the top of your kick stick.
Your cat will be kicking and flipping and believe it or not, throwing this DIY cat toy around the house in no time!
Speaking of something our cats love, let me tell you about the cat food that they’re loving now! On a recent trip to the pet food aisle in Walmart, I discovered a new food for them, 9Lives Protein Plus. I chose to buy this food for Frosty and Bella because it’s made with wholesome and tasty ingredients packed with 33 grams of high quality protein (per 100g of food) to help support lean muscles and provide energy. That’s exactly what our cats need as they have definitely grown out of the energetic kitten stage.
9Lives Protein Plus contains flavors of chicken and tuna that your cat will love as much as my Frosty and @Morris-the9lives-Cat! It offers complete and balanced nutrition for adult cats with antioxidants for healthy immune support. You can pick up a bag at your local Walmart and save $1 with this Ibotta offer.
When you love your cat as much as we love our guys, you want to keep them happy and healthy. You’ll do both of those when you make this fun DIY cat toy and serve them 9Lives Protein Plus cat food.