DIY Homemade Halloween Cat Toy Tutorial
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When I was growing up, we had a bit of a civil war going on in our house. We had the “dog” people and we had the “cat” people. My mom and dad raised pedigree Irish Setter dogs, so they were considered “Camp Dog.”
One of my brothers and one of my sisters was also part of “Camp Dog”, while my other 2 bothers and sister and I were “Camp Cat” all the way. Virtually all of my childhood, I was forced to be part of “Camp Dog”, but I yearned for the days I could make my own “Camp Cat!”
You can imagine as soon as I was living on my own, I was “Camp Cat” all the way! I have had some awesome cats over the past 25 years. Our latest, Hazel and Meep, are two sisters we rescued 5 years ago. The mommy cat abandoned these adorable babies at about 4 weeks old. We had to hand feed them until they were old enough to eat on their own.
My mom and dad only fed our dogs Purina, so it seemed logical to carry on that tradition with my cats. I have been feeding them Purina Friskies® since they were able to eat solid food.
About a year ago, I started introducing organic foods into our diet. It didn’t occur to me until recently that I should do the same for my cats. I am very picky about what I feed the cats, so if I was going to make a change in their food, it had to be Purina because I trust that brand.
Imagine my excitement when I heard about the new Purina Muse® Natural Cat Food products. With it’s being natural and offering so many great tasting flavors, Meep and Hazel were sure to love it!
Purina Muse® Natural Cat Food is exclusively available at PetSmart and I easily found the Purina Muse® Natural Cat Food products. You can choose from 30 delicious recipes, of which, 24 grain-free varieties are available.
All the recipes are made with real fish or poultry, there are no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives and the recipes are 100% complete and balanced for adult cats like Meep and Hazel. The Wet recipes are available in Chowder, in Broth, with Toppers, in Gravy and Paté, which is the favorite of my girls.
With so many delicious combinations, choosing which food to buy won’t be a hard choice with Muse! I was able to choose from such flavors as natural chicken, salmon and shrimp (Hazel’s favorite), turkey and spinach (Meep’s favorite), chicken and carrot, and ocean whitefish and mackerel.
With the Purina Muse® Natural Cat Food you don’t have to choose between natural nutrition and food that tastes great. Your cat can have both when you choose Muse. Let me tell you; natural has never been so delicious! Put Muse to the test with their clean plate guarantee. We did and I had two clean plates in about 5 minutes! Meep and Hazel acted like they had not eaten in weeks!
Are you ready to try the Purina Muse® Natural Cat Food? Grab this awesome “Buy 3, Get 3 Free” coupon first!
So, what do you do with your empty Purina Muse® Natural Cat Food cans? Do you toss them into the trash? STOP!
Instead, recycle them into a super cute Halloween Inspired DIY Homemade Cat Toy! These are so easy to make and you probably have all or most of the supplies in your house!
Here is what you need:
- Empty Purina Muse® Natural Cat Food can
- Catnip (I got mine at PetSmart)
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Googly eyes
- Duct tape
- Large furry chenille stem (Hobby Lobby)
- Dowel rod
- Feathers (not shown)
- Ribbon (not shown)
Step 1: Fill your empty, clean Purina Muse® Natural Cat Food can with catnip.
Step 2: Tape your catnip filled can with duct tape. Poke a few small holes into the tape so our kitty can smell the catnip.
Step 3: Glue googly eyes onto can.
Step 4: Wrap chenille stem around dowel rod.
Step 5: Attach ribbon to can and dowel rod.
Step 6: Attach feathers.
You are all done and ready to play with your kitty!
Look at how much fun Hazel had with her Halloween Inspired DIY Homemade Cat Toy!!
Please tell me your cats name(s) and which of the Purina Muse® Natural Cat Food products they would devour!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) saysOctober 8, 2015 at 2:17 pm
What a cute idea. I should make one for my mother in law’s cat!
susan saysOctober 8, 2015 at 2:25 pm
This is such an adorable idea. I am sure my cat would have a blast with this, and because it has cat nip in it he will love it even more!
Liz Mays saysOctober 8, 2015 at 8:50 pm
I have yet to see our cat react to catnip so this would be a lot of fun. I hear they just love the stuff.
Chrystal | YUM eating saysOctober 9, 2015 at 12:01 pm
I love the idea of re-purposing the cat food can. Less waste. Such a great idea.
Sophie O'Reilly saysOctober 8, 2015 at 2:35 pm
Aww such a cute Cat, I haven’t got any Cats but I’m a huge animal lover. I must give this homemade toy a go and give it to someone with a Cat.
Jennifer saysOctober 8, 2015 at 2:44 pm
That is such a cute little toy. My mom makes toys for her dogs, and it really saves a lot of money.
Dawn saysOctober 8, 2015 at 2:47 pm
That is the cutest! I’ve got to make some of these for my cats. Thanks for sharing this.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysOctober 8, 2015 at 2:49 pm
I have a friend with a cat, and she spends a ton of money on cat toys. I’m sending this to her.
Jeanette saysOctober 8, 2015 at 3:36 pm
Cats have always cracked me up! They get into everything and are goofballs when they want to. Great little toy!
Betsy Segars saysOctober 8, 2015 at 3:54 pm
Cute cat toy! I have one cat named Safari and she loves playing with toys like this!
Mama to 5 BLessings saysOctober 8, 2015 at 3:58 pm
What a cute idea, looks like kitty is all set — good food and toys! Lucky kitty!
Pam saysOctober 8, 2015 at 5:06 pm
That is so cute, Kelly, and your cat is adorable as well! I will have to make one of these for our cats. I am sure they would appreciate it.
Joann Woolley saysOctober 8, 2015 at 5:12 pm
That is super creative! Of course any cat would love this. And then you need to take a video of your cat playing with this and post to youtube – you know cuz everyone loves cat videos haha!
lisa saysOctober 8, 2015 at 5:28 pm
What a really cute cat toy! My old man cat (he’s 19) loves to play and would probably love a new toy!
Liz Mays saysOctober 8, 2015 at 6:02 pm
Aww what a fun idea! I love the Halloween colors. We may have to see how our cat likes that Muse food.
Dawn saysOctober 8, 2015 at 11:28 pm
I agree! I think our cat would love this food.
Daisy saysOctober 8, 2015 at 6:03 pm
This is too much cuteness!! I am going to make this for my friend because he has cats and they will love this.
Jenn saysOctober 8, 2015 at 6:37 pm
That is so cute!! I bet using the cat food tin really adds to the appeal of the toy! Very cute!!
Adriana saysOctober 8, 2015 at 7:10 pm
This is absolutely adorable! I wish I had a cat to make this for haha! So easy and so much fun – will have to show this to my friend who has two kitties!
Marcie W. saysOctober 8, 2015 at 8:02 pm
My parent’s cat Bob is the absolute sweetest and would have a ton of fun with a new toy like this. I love that you upcycled the can to create it too!
Jeanine saysOctober 8, 2015 at 8:33 pm
This is awesome. I’ll be making this. My cat Charley, had 2 kittens 9 weeks ago and we decided to keep them so we now have 3 cats. They’d all LOVE this.
Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas saysOctober 8, 2015 at 8:48 pm
That’s a creative way to reuse the can! And I can tell Hazel was certainly enjoying it! 🙂
Shauna saysOctober 8, 2015 at 9:39 pm
Oh my goodness, our cat Binx would love this. So easy to make and so much fun for the cats… Thanks for the idea.
Brandy saysOctober 8, 2015 at 9:49 pm
This is a great idea! I do not own cats but if I did, I would totally make this!
Dawn saysOctober 8, 2015 at 10:12 pm
This looks like such a great cat toy! I love the Halloween theme!
Kristi saysOctober 8, 2015 at 10:50 pm
What a fun idea! I love that the toy is made out of a tin… the same food we give as a treat about once or twice a week. Our cat would love that.
Ann Bacciaglia saysOctober 8, 2015 at 11:08 pm
My cats are going to love this. I will have to get the kids to help me make up two of these so i have one for each cat.
Elizabeth Lampman saysOctober 8, 2015 at 11:09 pm
This is a great idea for a cat toy. I will have to share this with my friends with cats.
Beth@FrugalFroggie saysOctober 8, 2015 at 11:43 pm
i love the cat toy. My cat would totally love it.
Reichel saysOctober 9, 2015 at 12:11 am
Such a cute idea and boy, what a lucky cat 😉
Claire saysOctober 9, 2015 at 1:03 am
What a great DIY toy I bet my cat would love! My cat also loves Muse 🙂
rika saysOctober 9, 2015 at 2:59 am
So cute and So green! It’s a great way to reuse products and save money
Mykidsguide saysOctober 9, 2015 at 6:03 am
That is really cute. I don’t have a cat, but I’d like to make one for my sister’s kitty.
Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey saysOctober 9, 2015 at 6:17 am
What a cute idea! I’m absolutely sure any cat would love this! Will try to create something for our dog too.
Debbie Denny saysOctober 9, 2015 at 7:03 am
That is such a nifty idea for a cat toy. I think it is really cute.
Dogvills saysOctober 9, 2015 at 7:42 am
Your cat is adorable. I don’t have a cat, but I’d love to make one of these for my sister’s kitty.
Chrystal | YUM eating saysOctober 9, 2015 at 10:24 am
Sqqeeeeuuuuuuuu I never thought about making toys for my cat before. I have just tied feathers to the end of a string but I was so worried to make my own thinking he might eat something bad somehow.
Chubskulit Rose saysOctober 9, 2015 at 12:34 pm
Oh what a treat! We don’t have a cat but we have two dogs.
Chasing Joy saysOctober 9, 2015 at 1:12 pm
Your cat looks like the cat my dad had years ago 🙂 My current cat would go crazy over this toy. He get’s really aggressive when catnip is involved. LOL
Ashley saysOctober 9, 2015 at 1:52 pm
What a cute idea! I love that you can reuse this and it looks like a project anyone can tackle!
Sicorra@NotNowMomsBusy saysOctober 9, 2015 at 1:54 pm
Hey Kelly, Love how your cat is playing with the toy you made. We are a cat family as well, and our oldest which is a girl loves catnip and anything that smells pretty. She is a true girly girl. The younger one, is a boy and although he loves to play he has never been a fan of catnip.
Christie saysOctober 9, 2015 at 1:58 pm
That’s a great upcycle for your cat food can! Looks like your cat is double happy with delicious food and a fun toy
maria s. saysOctober 9, 2015 at 2:10 pm
My sister’s cat eats Muse and loves it. I think that cat toy is adorable but my sister’s cat is kind of weird and she is afraid of most toys, lol. I might make it for her anyway and see if she likes it.
Crystal saysOctober 9, 2015 at 3:29 pm
I always wonder why I spend a fortune on pet toys. This is so much fun, and you get to make it yourself. My kids will love making this DIY for Grandma’s cat.
Rosey saysOctober 9, 2015 at 3:42 pm
I think this would be a great idea, Making it yourself is a great idea.
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert saysOctober 9, 2015 at 6:52 pm
For some reason cats love toys with feathers on them! A cat owned by a family member can play with a feather toy for hours!
Shaney Vijendranath saysOctober 10, 2015 at 4:49 am
That is such a cool idea. I need to try more DIY, I’m loving all these ideas for Halloween.
Bonnie @wemake7 saysOctober 10, 2015 at 3:29 pm
What a cool project for a cat toy. My mom has cats. I will have to tell her about this.
HilLesha saysOctober 10, 2015 at 9:16 pm
I don’t have a cat, but that’s a cute idea! I’ll share the link to your post with friends and family members that have cats. They’d love this!
becka saysOctober 10, 2015 at 10:05 pm
That is TOO cute! I love the additions you added. I bet your car loved their new toy.
Evelyne saysOctober 10, 2015 at 10:37 pm
I don’t have cats – but I can imagine how much fun yours had with it’s super fun toy! Great DIY tutorial for cat lovers!
Ashleigh saysOctober 12, 2015 at 6:45 pm
What a brilliant idea for my little ones! They love anything with feathers on it and we have plenty of Muse cans to use.
Oriana @Mommyhood's Diary saysOctober 13, 2015 at 1:02 pm
This catnip toy is so creative! I see Hazel loved it. Thanks #client
Tracey saysOctober 13, 2015 at 3:33 pm
This is so cute! What a great way to upcycle!
Mary Songer saysJuly 13, 2018 at 12:48 am
I have two cats and their favorites are chicken and salmon with shrimp. This looks like a top quality food. I like to feed them the best but sometimes they get picky. Glad to hear that your cats love this food.
Peggy Nunn saysJuly 13, 2018 at 8:33 am
You are so smart and thrifty. I like that toy and it cost hardly anything. Thank you for sharing the toy and information about Purina Muse® Natural Cat Food .
Dana Rodriguez saysJuly 13, 2018 at 11:39 am
What a cute way to make use of a cat food can. My kitten would go crazy for one of these!
Sarah L saysJuly 16, 2018 at 10:37 pm
My last cat was named Gigi. I still miss her but haven’t been in the mood to get another one.
Peggy Nunn saysNovember 18, 2018 at 4:03 pm
This is such a cute toy. I want to make several. Thank you for the post.