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5 Minute Catnip Toy

Greetings to my cat-loving friends! Make a quick and easy Catnip toy with this super simple tutorial! It’s a purr-fect project for someone learning to sew and your cats will thank you too!

easy catnip toy tutorial
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How to Make a 5 Minute Catnip Toy – Video

I’ve got a fun 5-minute project for you today that is perfect for using up all those bright-colored scraps in your scrap bin.

This easy 5-minute catnip toy tutorial comes with step-by-step photos and a quick 2-minute video. (The video should pop up automatically- you can just close it out if not needed.)

The toy is a perfect high satisfaction project for anyone who has cats. (High satisfaction because it is quick and easy to make and you and your cat will have fun playing together.)

Cats love catnip, and watching them play with these little toys is so much fun!

Easy catnip toy

All you need to make one of these toys for your kitty is just two 3.5 inch square pieces of fabric, a few sewing supplies, and catnip!

This simple project is a great craft for:

  • a beginner sewist
  • kids sewing camp.
  • It’s also a great craft to make and sell!

Our Rocky really enjoyed his toys, lol!

DIY Catnip Toy
How to sew a catnip toy

I’ve shared a catnip toy tutorial before (owl catnip toy) and it is super cute, however, today’s toy is much much simpler to make! 

More easy summer crafts:

Easy Catnip Toy Tutorial

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How to Make a Catnip Toy:

Materials needed

supplies to make a catnip toy

Step 1: Cut fabric pieces

Use your ruler to make a 3.5-inch square template. Use the template to cut two pieces of fabric.

catnip toy tutorial

Step 2: Assemble Catnip Toy.

Line up the two squares of fabric, wrong sides together. Pin and sew 3/8 inch from the edge of the fabric, leaving a 2 inch opening for the catnip.

how to make a catnip toy

Step 3: Fill the toy with Catnip.

Use a piece of paper to make a funnel and fill the toy with catnip.

DIY Catnip Toy Tutorial

Step 4: Finish the toy.

Pin the open edges closed. Sew closed and sew around the toy a second time for extra strength. 

sewing the catnip toy closed

Use your pinking shears to give the toy a decorative edge that won’t fray.

toys for cats

That’s it, you are done!  How easy was that?

cat toy tutorial

Now go play!

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5 Minute Catnip Toy

Catnip toy

Make a quick and easy Catnip toy with this super simple tutorial! It's a purr-fect project for someone learning to sew and your cats will thank you too!

Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty easy

Materials

  • Fabric Scraps
  • Ruler
  • Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
  • Pinking shears
  • Catnip
  • Paper
  • Basic Sewing supplies

Instructions

Step 1: Cut fabric pieces

  1. Use your ruler to make a 3.5-inch square template. Use the template to cut two pieces of fabric.

Step 2: Assemble Catnip Toy.

  1. Line up the two squares of fabric, wrong sides together. Pin and sew 3/8 inch from the edge of the fabric, leaving a 2 inch opening for the catnip.

Step 3: Fill the toy with Catnip.

  1. Use a piece of paper to make a funnel and fill the toy with catnip.
  2. Step 4: Finish the toy.
  3. Pin the open edges closed. Sew closed and sew around the toy a second time for extra strength. 
  4. Use your pinking shears to give the toy a decorative edge that won't fray.
  5. That's it, you are done! 

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