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DIY Fun Fleece Toys for Cats To Make At Home Today

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

Fleece rings.
Last Updated on November 25, 2023 by Catster Editorial Team

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.

The 2 DIY Fleece Toys For Cats

Fleece Knots

Fleece knots.
Fleece knots.

What you’ll need:

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


  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


  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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About the Author

Annie Butler Shirreffs
Annie Butler Shirreffs
Annie Butler Shirreffs has worked in the pet industry for more than 20 years and is currently the executive editor of Catster magazine and contributing editor on Dogster magazine. A cat lover since she was a little girl, she has always had feline friends in her life. She and her husband share their Southern California home with their four cats, Agatha, Mathilda, Jack and Marty, and an ever-changing clowder of foster kittens, all of whom enjoy being testers for cool, new products.

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