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DIY Cat Toy: Pampering Your Kitty

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This fun diy cat toy is a great project for the kids! Fill it with your cat’s favorite treats for a noisy, smell-good experience that your kitty will love.

A super simple diy cat toy from a toilet paper roll - fill it with your cats favorite DentaLife treats!

As a busy working mom, I don’t have time to go to multiple stores to find what I need. Who has time to go to the grocery store and the pet store on top of everything else on our to-do lists? Not me. That’s why I love shopping at Giant for everything my family and my cat needs. Their extensive pet care aisle is filled with Rosie’s favorites, from odor-busting litter to yummy treats to put in her toys.


Y’all, can we talk about litter for a second? We’ve found that Tidy Cats Scoop litter is the best for our pets, but the Instant Action clumping litter will change your life… or at least the way your home smells. It works right away to eliminate odors, and now we never smell the litter box. Amazing stuff. If you haven’t seen that particular kind yet, here’s where you can find it in your Giant store:


Rosie has always been picky with her food, so the only dry food we buy is Friskies Surfin’ & Turfin’ Favorites. Her favorite wet food, however, is the Fancy Feast Gravy Lovers in Roasted Turkey.

Of course, no shopping trip is complete without treats to put in Rosie’s toys. Yes, we spoil her, but she’s been such a good companion to us over the past 11 years that she totally deserves it.

And speaking of cat toys, we made Rosie a diy cat toy: a mouse filled with DentaLife treats for her to whack around and sniff. She loved it! Want to make one for your cat? First, print the coupon for $2 off DentaLife cat treats for your next trip to Giant, and then we’ll get started on the tutorial!

materials for diy cat toy

Materials for TP Roll Mouse DIY Cat Toy:

  • DentaLife cat treats
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Foam sheets (or construction paper)
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun

Instructions for the DIY Cat Toy:

1. Fold your cardboard tube at one end, and put the 5-10 DentaLife treats inside… enough to make a good rattling noise when you shake it. Then fold the other end the same way.



2. Use a small foam sheet to cover the tube. A small (half-size) foam sheet is the perfect size, but if you’re using a large one, just cut it in half vertically. Use your hot glue gun to glue the foam sheet in place.

gluing foam sheets to the tube

And there you go! Just let the glue dry for a few minutes before allowing your cat to play with the toy.

Now let’s see how Rosie likes it…

Rosie with diy cat toy

She’s a fan!


Well, she was more interested in eating than anything else. Can’t blame her there! And after a hard day’s modeling, she enjoyed her favorite Fancy Feast gourmet cat food. Nice job, Rosie!



  • I'm Donella, the voice, heart, and wit (sometimes) behind this blog. I homeschool my pre-teen son by day and moonlight as a blogger and freelance writer. I'm a Diet Pepsi aficionado with a bookshelf that's always overflowing. My two dogs—a German Shepherd and a Beagle—are my fluffy shadows. I love planning in my bullet journal almost as much as I love hoarding notebooks and pens. I may be an introvert who missed her calling as a desert hermit, but that just gives me more time to write, right?

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