GET CREATIVE AT CAT BEACH! MAKE CAT ART, CAT CRAFTS, CAT TOYS & PLAY WITH CATS!
CATS GET BORED! ENRICHMENT IS SO IMPORTANT TO CATS’ LIVES. HAVE FUN! Give them toys & play with them!
Basic Tools List: scissors, matte knives, string, rubber bands, markers, glue, colored paper, newspaper, stapler, staples, clear tape, masking tape, acrylic paints, brushes, cable ties, pipe cleaners, fiberfill, yarn, felt, etc.
Supplies: newspaper (or any paper), rubber bands.
Get a sheet of newspaper or 2, crush into a ball, Wrap rubber bands around the ball. Play! Wrap the ball with colored paper or draw or paint for more style.
HANGING NEWSPAPER BALLS
Supplies: newspaper, rubber bands, string
Make a newspaper ball as above. Attach one end of a string to the ball. Attach the other end to the top of a kitten’s cage. Ball should be about the kitten’s eye level or above. Watch it play!
Supplies: stick, string, balls, feathers, yarn pompoms, other safe fun items
Attach a long string to a stick, tie something to the other end for the cats to chase. The string should be long enough to reach the ground or just above.
Supplies: cardboard,scissors or knives,cable ties or rubber bands
Tear up a cardboard box into strips. Many variations possible:
— cable tie a strip to the inside of a cage
— cable tie cardboard around the bottom of the cage (prevent kittens from falling out of the cage, gives mom something to scratch)
— tie multiple strips together to make a block
— cut strips into interesting shapes (cat figures?)
Supplies: Wood, rough rope, glue gun
Wrap rough rope around wood center. Use the glue gun to be sure the rope stays tightly secured.
Supplies: catnip, cloth, hot glue gun or sewing needles & thread
Cut cloth into 2 matching shapes (a cat, a mouse?). Stitch or glue them together, leaving a hole at the top. Fill with paper strips or other fill items. Add catnip. Close the hole. Give it to a cat and watch it have fun!
PAINT A CAT (make art anywhere except on the cats themselves)
Supplies: acrylic paint, brushes, water bowl, palette
Walls, walkways, tarps,canvases – we welcome Cat Art everywhere at Cat Beach
You also could be inspired by the sea and the beach.
STENCIL CAT GRAFFITI
Supplies: spray paint, stencils, masking tape
Post a stencil where you want it. Tape it in place. Spray (carefully) around the stencil (don’t get the paint on the cats). Leave to dry a few minutes. Pull the stencil away and voila! Cat Art!
Supplies: any plastic bottle with cap, something to rattle inside – seeds, rocks, plastic pieces,
BOTTLE MAMA COMFORTERS
Supplies: any plastic bottle, plush material, glue or rubber band
Rubber band or glue soft plush material around a bottle, leaving the cap open. When kittens need comfort and heat, CB will fill the bottle with warm water.
KITTY CASTLES & MAZES
Supplies: cardboard boxes, matte knives, markers, paint
Design a castle with doors, windows, towers and turrets. Cut out holes larger enough for cats to get thru. Pile boxes on top of each other. Cable tie sections together. Make a maze for cats to wander thru, use your imagination!
CAT TREE Advanced Project
Use a real tree branch, driftwood, or construction lumber to build a cat tree.Wrap parts of the tree with rough rope for the cats to scratch and climb.
Make platforms where the cats can hang out and sleep safely.
CATIO Advanced Project
Cat Beach would like to have more large cages, catios and tunnels for the cats to travel around the property but be contained. Recycling existing materials encouraged!
Basic construction: wood, saw to shape. Attach chicken wire using a staple gun, staples, hammer, nails
Before major construction, please send whatsapp to +60175753419 for approval of your design. If funds are required, please do your part to help to raise the money needed.
See Pinterest and other websites for more creative ideas for cat toys.
- Spider Cat Toy
- Cat Toy Wand
- Toilet Paper Roll Cat Toy
- No Sew, No Glue Cat Toys
- DIY Scratching Post
- Kitty Nap Box with Fabric and Tape
- Finger Knitting Simple Mouse Cat Toy
- Cat Food Puzzle Toy
- No Sew Pet Bed for Cats
- Homemade Cat Scratching Post
- Kitty DIY Scratching Post
Please share your concept and any photos with Cat Beach to add to our growing list of Cat Enrichment ideas!