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DIY: Fun Fleece Toys for Cats

Use your fleece fabrics scraps to make fun fleece toys your cats will love.

Annie Butler Shirreffs  |  May 4th 2018


If you always have a lot of fleece lying around like me, here’s a fun way to use up some of the scraps — making cat toys! These fleece toys super easy to make, and my cats love batting them around the house.

Fleece Knots

Fleece knots.

Fleece knots.

What you’ll need:

  1. Fleece Scissors or rotary cutter
  2. Pinking shears (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cut the fleece into 1-inch-wide strips; the length of the strips can vary, but I’ve found that they’re easier to work with if they’re about 8 to 10 inches long.
  2. Take two or three strips, and tie them into a single knot.
  3. Trim the edges so the fleece is even on both sides. I also like to trim the edges with pinking shears to give them a more finished look.

Fleece Fringe Rings

Fleece fun rings.

Fleece fringe rings.

What you’ll need:

  1. Fleece
  2. Scissors or rotary cutter
  3. Hair band

Instructions

  1. Cut the fleece into strips that are 1/2-inch wide and about 4 inches long.
  2. Tie the strips all the way around the hair band. I was able to get about 15 to 16 strips around a medium-size hair band. Tie the strips in a double knot so they stay on.
  3. If the strips are too long, you can trim them down to whatever length you’d like.

Safety tip: If your cat is a toy destroyer, supervise her when she’s playing with this toy. You don’t want her to rip off the fleece and swallow it or the hair band.

Tell us: Would you ever make these fleece toys for your cats? What types of toys do your cats love?

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