Reuse Cardboard Box for Kitty Toy, Light Tent and More

August 2nd, 2011

Most cat lovers already know that felines ignore about 90 percent of the toys made for them.

My cats like to play with shoelaces, ponytail holders and boxes.

In this case, all I had to do was remove the window cling from this pasta box, throw in one of Oscar’s beloved ponytail holders, and instant new (and free!) kitty toy. Continue reading »

A Cat’s (Repurposed) Dream Toy

March 6th, 2010

A less than perfect eco gal, I sometimes find myself leaving a store carrying a paper shopping bag with sturdy cotton-string handles. The paper bags are easy to recycle, but the strings?


Cut them loose. Tie them together. Wind it all up into a free cat toy.

It’s the perfect “ball of yarn” that’s every feline’s dream, and you don’t have to go to Hobby Lobby for it. Just re-ravel after each cat attack!


Don’t allow Mr. Kitty to play with this toy when you’re not around though. I don’t want to hear of any strangled cats. Oh, and I’m not suggesting you stop taking your own bags to the store either, but for those times you make an unexpected trip to the mall with no bags in hand, this project will allow you to put those strings to good use.