DIY Cat Toys: How to Make a Cat Tipi

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Could your cat use a cute, fun place to spend some quality time with herself now and then? Check out this DIY cat tipi that may be the purrfect spot.

​Our friends at Friskies® created the Friskies Do-It-Yourself Toy Maker Series of videos to help kitties everywhere live more fun, fulfilling lives. Today, we’ll show you how to make a cat tipi – just the thing for cats who enjoy a little seclusion occasionally. Here’s steps to make one:


What You’ll Need

  • 1 rope
  • 1 blanket
  • 1 safety pin
  • 5 sticks
  • 1 pair of scissors

What to Do

  • Take two sticks and lean a third one on top.
  • Tie it all together with a figure eight knot. Tighten it all up and you got yourself a tipi skeleton. Sort of.
  • Put the fabric on the Tipi to keep it warm and pin it at the top.
  • Tie them all together. Keep tying. You’re almost there!
  • Fold your fabric in half and cut along the dotted line.
  • Use the fourth and fifth sticks to support the others.
  • Throw in a rug for good measure and…

You’re done! Now your cat has a nice cozy spot to enjoy, away from all the usual household hubbub. A few minutes purring on the rug inside is sure to keep kitty’s new cat tipi nice and warm, too!

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