1.For first cat toy, cut two squares of T-shirt fabric (we used alternating colors), then cut into thin strips. Tie each strip around an elastic hair
band, and knot it so it is securely attached. Continue attaching strips until
you have a fluffy, flingy hair band.
2.For the second toy, cut two strips of T-shirt material about 3 inches by 6 inches. Place them in a “t” shape and place scraps, catnip, or a jingly cat toy in the center. Use another strip of T-shirt to tie the wide strips
around the ball tightly. Cut the free ends of fabric into strips to make a
fringed toy you can toss to your cat.
BY ERICA MCBRIDE
We’re Doing ...
What You’ll Need:
• Hair band
• Round cat toy or T-shirt scraps
Erica McBride is a volunteer/foster program director for a large animal shelter.
She loves to make crafts that provide
enrichment and comfort for animals big
TIP: Some kitties really like
knots to chew on; you can
tie little knots in each fringe
piece for added fun!
T-shirts make great cat toys
because you can cut them
thin like string and yarn
without the dangers of it
unraveling on your kitty!
(But it’s always a good idea
to supervise your cat during
play.) These toys won’t cost
you a pot of gold at the end
of the rainbow, and your
kitty will be thrilled!