DIY Cat Wand Toy

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It’s hard to believe that our fur babies, Peaches and Boomer, have been in our lives for two years this month. When we got them they were playful little ones who had been abandoned in a park by their owner. Though they’ve gotten older, they are still just as playful as the day they came home (though now they actually sleep at night instead of chasing each other around!)

To keep them active I feed them quality cat food like Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Indoor Complete Chicken with Lentils & Salmon Recipe. Nutrish Indoor Complete contains a real superfood blend to meet the complete needs of indoor cats, addressing concerns such as weight, digestion and immunity. I like knowing that this cat food contains real U.S. farm-raised chicken as the #1 ingredient, plus real salmon, without any ground corn, wheat, soy, poultry by-product meal, artificial preservatives, or artificial flavors.

(Click the image below to save $2 on Nutrish Indoor Complete!)

Another way that I keep my cats active is by playing with them. They have a number of toys they like to play with, from balls to catnip filled faux mice. We had a fun wand toy that they loved as well but the handle broke so I thought I’d make a new one myself. I wanted to share this fun DIY with you all so you could see how easy it was to make one!

Materials needed:

  • Dowel (with a cap on the end)
  • Washi tape
  • Ribbon
  • Cardboard pieces
  • Felt
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Bells
  • Hole punch (or crafting knife)


Stack ribbons on top of each other and place the top of the dowel in the middle of the ribbons. Take all the ribbons at once and tie a knot right under the dowel cap.

String a few bells on to the ribbons and push all the way to the top so that the wand will make noise when shaken but the cats won’t play with them.

Cut a few felt shapes out of cardboard and felt, making sure that they are the same size.  (I chose to make flower shapes but fish shapes would be cute, too!) Then glue felt to cardboard shapes. Make a hole a few inches from one of the edges using your hole punch or crafting knife so that a piece of ribbon can go through. Then stick one ribbon through each and tie a knot in the back.

To finish you can use your washi tape to decorate the wand. I added a little green at the bottom. I love how colorful this cat wand is!

You can find Nutrish Indoor Complete, for adult cats 1 year or older, at retailers both in stores and online. I bought mine at my local Walmart. Make sure to use the coupon I shared above to save $2 on Nutrish Indoor Complete (you can print it two times). The coupon is good through the end of 2017 and you have 30 days from the time you print it to redeem it.

How do you keep your cats playful and active?


  1. Amy Desrosiers says

    Your cat is so cute! I love this DIY toy and know my mom’s cat would go crazy for it! #client

  2. Aww.. Just loved this wand toy. It is simple and sweet.

  3. What an adorable cat and a cute handmade toy as well. I know that my cat used to love the wand and fishing pole toys. I don’t have him anymore, I’ve decided I’m not a cat person, but they are sure cute when they are someone else’s, and I’m not the one emptying the litter box, laugh.

  4. I can’t get over how pretty your cat is! I love this DIY toy, too!

  5. I am in love with Peaches and Boomer! SO CUTE! I actually don’t have cats, but I’m sending this to a friend who does. Thanks!

  6. I love that toy and that food! Any cat would love that toy, and it’s so important to give our pets super high quality food.

  7. What a fun craft for cats. My duaghter’s best friend has a cat. We should make this for her.

  8. This cat wand is so adorable. I know that the kittens around here would love it.

  9. I love all the fun colors. This is a great idea for me to do for my Mom’s cat! She is a feisty little thing and would defiantly love to play with a wand toy.

  10. This cat wand is so cute. We don’t have any cats, but I remember how much my former roommates cat loved playing around.

  11. Every cat I’ve had for a number of years now has just loved wand toys. This is really creative, I’ve never thought about making one.

  12. I’m amazed at how you got your cat to pose for pictures lol the wand toy will give the cat hours of play.

  13. Aww such a cute kitty! The wand is so awesome, I bet your cat goes crazy for it.

  14. Cute cute cute! My cat Carl is going to love one of those toys! I haven’t seen the Nutrish cat food around here yet – I’ll have to look for it!

  15. How cute are these! My brother has 2 little cats, I will have to make them some of these cute wands!

  16. This cat wand seems so easy to make. Our cat would love playing with it.

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