How To Make A DIY Soda Box Cat Toy

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Have an old soda box on hand? All you need are a few things to turn it into a super fun whack-a-mole game for your cat!

Things You'll Need:

  1. 12-pack cardboard soda carton
  2. Scissors
  3. X-acto knife
  4. Glue (or hot glue gun)
  5. Bamboo skewers
  6. Crafting feathers
  7. Decorative or duct tape
  8. 2 pipe cleaners
  9. Paper towel tube

Step 1:

Remove soda cans from the shorter side panel. Once empty, re-glue the panel back together.

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Step 2:

Using an X-acto knife or scissors, cut out one of the longer side panels.

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Step 3:

Make a support post by cutting a cardboard paper towel tube to the height of the box. Apply glue to both ends and place in the center of the box.

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Step 4:

Using your X-acto knife, cut out circles from the top of the box, avoiding the support post.

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Step 5:

Time to make your toys! Tape both ends of the bamboo skewer to make sure there are no sharp ends.

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Step 6:

Take both of your pipe cleaners and fold them in half. Bend to create about an inch-long tip that points upward, perpendicular to the skewer.

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Step 7:

Wrap the pipe cleaners around the skewer, and secure the loose ends with tape.

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Step 8:

Glue features to the part of the pipe cleaners that sticks up (so that your feathers end up sitting perpendicular to the skewer).

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Step 9:

Play! Maneuver the skewer up through the holes of the box to entice kitty!

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