DIY T-shirt Cat Toy (SO EASY!)

Cut up some t-shirts (pretty colors only!) and knot them together! Simple toy for your kitty cat or small dog :-).

  • 2 or 3 T-Shirts
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Cutting Mat and Rotary Cutter (preferred but optional)

Cut apart each shirt up each side and by its seams. Cut into 3" x 10" rectangles.

The sleeves MIGHT be large enough for one strip ...

Make a pile of 6 strips.

Slightly stretch each strip so it rolls up onto itself.

Tie into a knot. Pull ends tightly.

Trim ends.


Here's a tip for getting cheap T-shirts: Check the Goodwill calendar to see if they're closing or moving stores around you. On the last few days that the store is open, everything will be 90% off! I bought the pink and yellow shirts for $0.29 each.


  1. Will have to try this DIY out, looks super easy to do. Thanks for the post!

  2. I am research DIY cat toys, do you have any article?
    Love your blog.