DIY Pom-Pom Teaser Cat Toy

Angela Vuckovic
by Angela Vuckovic
This super cute cat teaser toy takes less than 15 minutes to make, but, full disclosure: it might take your kitty about the same to rip it to shreds.

Every cat owner knows how important is to provide mental stimulation for kitties. Without toys, puzzles, and quality playtime with their humans, cats can become very destructive and even depressed- particularly indoor cats.

That’s why most of us are prepared to pay a pretty penny for various cat toys, both to appease our feline masters and to save what little personal possessions we have left. Well, instead of buying another wand toy for your cat to destroy in one afternoon, you can make a cute pom-pom teaser for them: it will literally take you a few minutes and cost next to nothing.

What You’ll Need

*or, if your cats are furry destroyers of wands like mine are, just use any old one you have on hand (mine was a pink plastic one)

** you can make your own if you’re feeling up to it!


1. Thread the tapestry needle with string- elastic cord is super bouncy and ideal for this project, but regular yarn works great too.

2. String the pom-poms like you would if making a garland. To ensure they stay in place, tie a knot above and under each pom-pom.

3. Tie the pom-pom thread securely to the wand.

4. Dangle it in front of your cat and watch them go nuts for it! Or they’ll ignore it completely. That’s cool too.

The photos might be blurry, but the excitement is apparent! (Thank you Zaza for accepting this modelling gig.)
Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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