Cardboard Tube Toy for Cats and Kittens

Our cats and kittens love toys to play with and having fun toys stops them  from getting bored while they are waiting to find their forever home. You can make cardboard tube toys for our cats and kittens by following the instructions  below. 

Remember to ask your parent's or guardian's permission before making these toys or giving them to your own cats/kittens to play with. Cats should always be supervised when playing with this toy.

Parents: It is your responsibility to ensure that this project and this toy are appropriate for your child and your companion animal(s).

Equipment needed:

  • Scissors
  • Cardboard tube
  • String


  1. Cut slits approximately 2cm long up the edge of the cardboard tube, taking care to cut away from yourself.
  2. Push flaps up creating a frill.
  3. Do the same to the other side.
  4. Tie a piece of string around the cardboard tube length ways.

Tip: For kittens you can make smaller ones by cutting the cardboard tube in half.

Many thanks from the cats and kittens at SPCA!

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