For The Little Ones

How to make a wonderful Cat Wand Toy

14 May 2023

Want to entertain and stimulate your kitten with a new toy?

Here is a simple DIY toy, re-using some of our packaging material, which you can make at home within minutes….and will give you hours of fun playing & bonding with your kitten.

Making a wand toy is easier than you think! Here’s the how-to for this deceptively simple, super-cute, cat-approved toy!

You will need:

  • Our Kitten litter packaging
  • String
  • Wooden Dowel
  • Non-toxic Glue
  • Scissors

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1. First, get a wooden dowel. A diameter of ¼ inch is ideal but anything will work providing it won’t snap during play. The wooden dowel should be about 30 inches in length. (You can cut it shorter or longer if you wish.)


2. Next, we’re going to glue the string cording to the dowel.Cut around 40 inches of cording. (You can make the length shorter if you wish.) Then glue around the top inch or so of your dowel. Working quickly, tightly wrap a couple inches of your string cording around the glued end of your dowel, starting at the bottom on the glue and working towards the top end of the dowel, so that when you finish the rest of the string hangs off the tip of the dowel.

3. Now, take your litter packaging and cut it into few strips.We made ours a ½ inch wide and 12 inches long and used a total of 16 strips. Use as many or as few strips as you’d like!

4. Fold each strip in half and cut/poke a tiny hole in the middle of each strip.
Thread each strip onto the string cording, fanning them out like a star as you go.

5. Tie a double knot at the end of the string cording and you’re done – it’s playtime!