DIY Cat Toys: How to Make a Feather Wand

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What’s more fun than playing with your favorite feline? Here’s how to make a feather wand your cat will absolutely adore.

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 their creative take on steps to make a fun feather wand toy. Take a look:


What You’ll Need

  • 2 colors of yarn
  • 1 wooden dowel
  • Feathers
  • 1 needle and thread
  • 1 wooden bead
  • A little bit of blue string
  • 1 thin leather strap
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 1 drill

What to Do

  • Using your thumb to hold it in place, wrap your first spool of yarn around your hand.
  • Cut the end. And add the other color!
  • Next, carefully take the yard off your hand and, using your blue string, tie them up in the middle.
  • Cut the loops. You got yourself a yarn ball!
  • Take your leather strap and sew it to the yarn ball.
  • Using another shorter leather strap, sew the feathers to the end.
  • Slide the wooden bead over the base of the feathers.
  • Tie the shorter leather strap to the longer one.
  • Remember the drill? Time to use it!
  • Put the strap through the hole and tie off the end.

That’s it! You’ve got a brand new feather wand to play with together. For more fun and helpful cat tips, visit

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