15 Coolest DIY Cat Toys To Make Right Now

Today’s roundup is for those who have cats at home, it’s high time to spoil your little kitty with some new toys for new year. There are many cute and easy ideas to realize, the most popular are catnip stuffed toys because they will attract cats whatever shape and look they have, and of course fascinators for more active kitties. What’s so great about catnip toys is that they can be easily made and you may stuff any shape with catnip easily – no imagination needed, it’s a very fast craft! Though most pet owners prefer to make very cute toys shaped as food, animals and so on, you may go even for a pillow shape and it will be fine. Here are some easy and fast to realize DIY ideas, let’s have a look at them and choose one or more toys you can make for your cat or cats.

Catnip Toys

Many cats love fish, so a fish-shaped toy is a natural thing. Take some scrap fabric (here it’s felt as it’s natural and rather long-lasting) and make a fish using the tutorial, then stuff it with catnip to make the toy super attractive for the cat. What an easy and cute project!

DIY fish-shaped catnip toy (via www.danslelakehouse.com)

DIY fish-shaped catnip toy (via www.danslelakehouse.com)

This tutorial also tells how to make catnip toys but these aren’t fish, these pieces remind of fast food! They look super cute and colorful, the more realistic you make them, the cooler, they will add a fun touch to your interior. Realize your favorite junk food and stuff it with catnip to make your cat enjoy it!

DIY fast food catnip toys (via abeautifulmess.com)

DIY fast food catnip toys (via abeautifulmess.com)

If you don’t want to make difficult toys, if you don’t have time to shape the toys in some hard ways, shape them as usual little pillows. Use scrap fabric and make little pillows and then stuff them with catnip – such a simple and cute idea!

DIY kit tea catnip toys (via sewlicioushomedecor.com)

DIY kit tea catnip toys (via sewlicioushomedecor.com)

Are you a fan of zombie series and films? Make some zombie-shaped catnip toys for your kitty to play with! Besides, cats often bite off some pieces of toys, so a zombie with not all parts will look very natural, enjoy!

DIY felt zombie cat toys (via www.dreamalittlebigger.com)

DIY felt zombie cat toys (via www.dreamalittlebigger.com)

This toy allows playing with your cat or the cat to play itself. This is another cat toy with catnip – it’s a fish on a stick, you may play with your kitty using it or just attach the stick somewhere and let your cat jump and play with the fish.

DIY fish-shaped cat toy on a dowel (via saltwaterdaughters.com)

DIY fish-shaped cat toy on a dowel (via saltwaterdaughters.com)

These catnip toys are shaped as cacti – colorful and fun! Make a whole selection of fun cacti and let your cat or cats play as much as they want. Catnip will attract their attention anytime, and fun cacti shapes will remind of the summer coming!

DIY cactus catnip toys (via www.tattooedmartha.com)

DIY cactus catnip toys (via www.tattooedmartha.com)

Catnip makes any toys attractive, so you may give them any shape you like. This tutorial will tell you how to make super fun and cute macaron toys – add catnip inside and you’ll love the look, and your cat will enjoy playing with them.

DIY macaron-shaped catnip toys (via clubcrafted.com)

DIY macaron-shaped catnip toys (via clubcrafted.com)

Catnip toys are the best ones because cats really get crazy about them. This tutorial will tell you how to make an animal print toy cat in any shape you like, and it’s decorated with a little bell to give more fun to the cat.

DIY animal print catnip toy with a bell (via www.bybrittanygoldwyn.com)

DIY animal print catnip toy with a bell (via www.bybrittanygoldwyn.com)

What can be more natural for cats than playing with mice? Make these cute little felt mice filled with catnip and your kitties will love playing with them! Make as many as you need and of various colors to excite your pets even more.

DIY felt mouse cat toy (via liagriffith.com)

DIY felt mouse cat toy (via liagriffith.com)

These super fun toys are shaped as various vegetables, so vegan and cute! The base is made of cardboard, it’s filled with catnip and then wrapped with colorful twisted paper. Such a fun and unusual idea, spring is soon, time to get some veggies!

DIY catnip stuffed veggie-shaped toys (via prodigalpieces.com)

DIY catnip stuffed veggie-shaped toys (via prodigalpieces.com)

Fascinators

If you love playing with your cat, this toy is a perfect idea! This is a colorful feather fascinator with ribbons for cats, and I’m sure your kitties will love it. Such a fascinator isn’t a long-lasting piece because feathers aren’t durable but you can make more and more.

DIY feather cat fascinator (via www.dreamalittlebigger.com)

DIY feather cat fascinator (via www.dreamalittlebigger.com)

Here’s another toy to play with your cat, and here you’ll see not a large feather but several feather arrangements and faux fur pompoms – you may substitute them for felt ones. This piece will be more long-lasting than the previous one because there are more details in here.

DIY feather and pompom cat fascinator (via themerrythought.com)

DIY feather and pompom cat fascinator (via themerrythought.com)

Enjoy another cat fascinator! The piece is made of a lot of colorful feathers, your kitties will enjoy having fun with such a toy. Make the toy as large as you want, use as many feathers as you like or make several ones if you have more than one cat. The tutorial is very simple and you’ll make it very fast.

DIY colorful feather cat toy (via www.dreamalittlebigger.com)

DIY colorful feather cat toy (via www.dreamalittlebigger.com)

Everybody loves wands, cats too! Get a little magic for your cat and make a toy wand with colorful ribbons, your cats will enjoy playing with it. You may add pompoms if you want or leave as it is, cats will enjoy playing with ribbons, too.

DIY cat wand with colorful ribbons (via irresistiblepets.net)

DIY cat wand with colorful ribbons (via irresistiblepets.net)

One more magic wand for cats! This wand is made with various shoelaces, lycra cord, yarn and jingle bells, cats will love playing with it! Such a toy is perfect for kittens and super active cats – you may just attach it somewhere and look how your cat enjoys running around and playing with it.

DIY cat fascinator with shoelaces, yarn and bells (via www.oneartsymama.com)

DIY cat fascinator with shoelaces, yarn and bells (via www.oneartsymama.com)

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