Despite all the stereotypes, cats are really not that picky. You do not have to fly to Alaska, find a gorgeous mountain stream, and catch a live salmon with your bare hands to get them to eat. And you do not have to spend $100 or even $10 on toys for them. Our kitties absolutely love the tin foil cat toys we made them, and they didn’t cost us a dime!
I’m sure there are a million ways to make your own tin foil cat toys, but here are the two types that are our cats’ favorites.
Tin Foil Ball
When my hair was long, Puck and Finnegan would steal hair scrunchies out of the bathroom and bat them around like toys. In an effort to save my scrunchies from being lost under couches or COVERED in cat hair, I crumpled up some tin foil into a ball and gave that to them instead. And they loved it!
Tin foil balls are awesome because you can make them however big or small you’d like, they roll around SUPER well, and if (when!) they get lost under a couch you can just make another!
Tin Foil Ball On A String
This slight variation on the tin foil ball is another huge hit! Just crumple up a ball of tinfoil on the end of a shoelace or piece of yarn or string and swing it around in the air or drag it across the ground so that your cats can chase after it.
Finnegan especially loves to jump up in the air to catch this guy, and my cat (Puck) is a lazy bum, so he plays with it by laying on the ground and batting at it. 🙂
And that’s it! A bit of tin foil and your cats will be endlessly entertained! Have you made your own pet toys before? What have you used as a cat toy?
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