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Cork Cat Toys for Indoor Cats

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Last Updated on August 15, 2020 by ellen

These cork cat toys for indoor cats are a perfect toy to encourage your kitty to be more active. Make one for your cat today.

a black and white cat playing with cork cat toys

Cork Cat Toys to Make

These cork cat toys are easy to make in only a few minutes. But, your kitties will get hours of fun from this simple cat toy DIY. You need only a few simple materials that you probably have in your craft drawer right now.

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These cork cat toys for indoor cats are a perfect toy to encourage your kitty to be more active. Make one for your cat today.

Frequently asked questions

Is cork toxic to cats?

Cork is not toxic but it should not be swallowed. Your cat should never be left unsupervised with any toy that has small parts that they can eat. Even a piece of aluminum foil or a small googly eye can cause problems if your cat decides to eat it. Supervision is key.

cork cat toys with yellow feathers on a blue rug

Can I add catnip?

If you want your cork cat toys to smell like catnip, simply boil fresh catnip in water for a few minutes while steaming the cork in a colander above it. Let the cork soak up the scent. Then, allow the cork to dry completely before continuing with the project. For an easier solution, spray the cork with catnip spray.

What can I use instead of feathers?

Some people prefer not to use feathers because it encourages cats to chase birds. If you feel that way, you can use pieces of raffia twine or even pipe cleaners. Just be sure that they are glued in securely.

Materials to make Cork Cat Toys

Step by step photos for making these cork cat toys

Instructions

Scroll to the end for a printable copy of this DIY cork cat toys tutorial.

  1. Choose 2-3 long and full feathers for your cat toy.
  2. Find the middle point of the top of your cork. Using your drill, make a hole deep enough to make sure the features will stay secure when your cat is playing with their toy. If you do not have a drill, you can do the same thing using a large pointed screw and a screwdriver.
  3. Using your glue gun, fill the hole to the top.
  4. Insert your feathers, pushing down gently. Hold in place for about 10 seconds.
  5. Allow the glue to dry for 30-60 seconds before your cat plays with his/her new toy.

These cork cat toys for indoor cats are a perfect toy to encourage your kitty to be more active. Make one for your cat today.

DIY cat toys

Finally, there are lots of different DIY cat toys you can make. If you have time, why not make a few extra cork cat toys for shelters in your area. Or, here are a few DIY fabric cat toys you can make instead.

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Cork Cat Toys for Indoor Cats

Cork Cat Toys for Indoor Cats

These cork cat toys for indoor cats are a perfect toy to encourage your kitty to be more active. Make one for your cat today.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost 5

Materials

  • 1 medium to large size cork
  • 1 pack of feathers
  • A drill or a large screw and a screwdriver
  • Glue gun and glue sticks

Tools

  • hot glue gun

Instructions

  1. Choose 2-3 long and full feathers for your cat toy.
  2. Find the middle point of the top of your cork. Using your drill, make a hole deep enough to make sure the features will stay secure when your cat is playing with their toy. If you do not have a drill, you can do the same thing using a large pointed screw and a screwdriver.
  3. Using your glue gun, fill the hole to the top.
  4. Insert your feathers, pushing down gently. Hold in place for about 10 seconds.
  5. Allow the glue to dry for 30-60 seconds before your cat plays with his/her new toy.

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