Playing with your cat is a great way to build a strong bond and provides the necessary exercise and mental stimulation your cat needs for its overall health and well-being.
Making this Homemade fishing pole for cats is super simple, and your cat will love it.
One of the most popular and effective types of cat toys are fishing pole toys which mimic the motion of prey and stimulate your cat’s natural hunting instincts.
While you can certainly buy these toys from your local pet store, making a do-it-yourself fishing pole cat toy can be a fun and inexpensive project that you and your cat will both enjoy.
In this post, we give you a step-by-step guide for creating your homemade version of a fishing pole for your cat. .
If you want to pamper your furry friend, this cute felt fishing pole cat toy is a perfect way to make your cat happy.
You can stuff this fishing pole cat toy with dry catnip and enjoy watching your cat trying to catch the little fishes.
All you need is some simple tools and materials to do this cute toy for your furry friend.
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Tips for making a Homemade Fishing Pole Cat Toy
- If your cat doesn’t like catnip you can fill the toy with cotton stuffing.
- Use quality wool felt (color of choice)
Tools You will need:
- Hot Glue Gun
- Sewing Needle
- 16- inch wooden dowel
- Wool Felt
- Embroidery thread
- Raw yarn or wick thread
- Black and white sequins
- Small beads
- Catnip or cotton stuffing
Steps to make a Homemade Fishing Pole Cat Toy
- First, get together the tools and materials listed above.
- Then, wrap and glue the raw yarn, or wick thread around the end of the dowel. Leaving three ropes to stitch the fish mouths.
- Draw the patters onto cardstock to use as a template. Cut out the template.
- Transfer the patterns to the felt, using chalk or a fabric crayon. Two pieces for each fish. (6 in total). Use different felt colors.
- Cut the felt pieces.
- Sew the mouth with red embroidery thread.
- Sew the black and white sequin to create the fish eyes. Fix the sequins with small seed beads. You can also sew French knots with black embroidery floss to create the eyes.
- Stitch the fish body with blanket stitching with contrasting threads, leaving a small opening to fill the fish body.
- Add catnip or cotton stuffing inside. Finish blanket stitching to close the fish.
- Finally, stitch the fish mouths to the ropes.