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:
- 12-pack cardboard soda carton
- X-acto knife
- Glue (or hot glue gun)
- Bamboo skewers
- Crafting feathers
- Decorative or duct tape
- 2 pipe cleaners
- Paper towel tube
Remove soda cans from the shorter side panel. Once empty, re-glue the panel back together.
Using an X-acto knife or scissors, cut out one of the longer side panels.
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.
Using your X-acto knife, cut out circles from the top of the box, avoiding the support post.
Time to make your toys! Tape both ends of the bamboo skewer to make sure there are no sharp ends.
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.
Wrap the pipe cleaners around the skewer, and secure the loose ends with tape.
Glue features to the part of the pipe cleaners that sticks up (so that your feathers end up sitting perpendicular to the skewer).
Play! Maneuver the skewer up through the holes of the box to entice kitty!