DIY Catnip Cat Toy

Guest Blogger: Maisie Mog

Hello there humans, it’s Maisie Mog here!

My human is trying to save some money in the run up to Christmas; she’s been stocking up on the eco bags of food and snapping up the offers on cat litter, but I had to remind her (with a helpful nibble or two) that I had been very well-behaved all year and do deserve a present. I’ve even lovingly brought her presents of half-chewed mice! So if your human is looking to save their pennies this Christmas time, here’s how they can make a DIY Catnip Toy!

What Your Human Needs:

  • 2 pieces of festive fabric
  • Greaseproof paper
  • Dressmaking scissors
  • Pins
  • Needle and thread
  • Stuffing

DIY Catnip Toy:

1. Yowl at your human until they wake up (bonus points are given if it’s before 8am the morning after their work party). They should assemble their supplies while feeding you your breakfast.

Appropriately festive fabric? Check!

2. They need to sketch out a large heart shape on the greaseproof paper and cut it out. Layer the two pieces of fabric on top of each other and pin the heart cut-out on top, making sure they are pinning it to both layers.

23. Remove the pins and the greaseproof paper. Your human should now have two identical fabric hearts. Pin the fabric hearts together once more, but this time with the patterned sides of the fabric facing together.


4. Snake your way through your human’s legs when they are carrying a large cup of coffee to remind them that it’s nearly time for elevenses. They should start stitching the heart together, making sure they leave a large gap and remove all the pins. 55. Tie a knot in the two loose ends – you may need some help with this, tying knots without opposable thumbs is very tricky.6

6. Turn your heart inside out and stuff. Liberally sprinkle catnip inside when stuffing!

77. Sew the gap shut and securely tie a knot in the ends. Voilà!

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Merry Christmas!

P.S. If your human has two left paws, they can always check out the range of catnip toys at zooplus!

P.P.S. Please enjoy catnip responsibly!


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