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. Great tutorial, its easy to learn

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

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

  4. You may want to put some catnip in that knot. Our cat groomer gives them away, made out of a piece of fleece with catnip in the knot. My cats enjoy them a lot!

  5. Love your blog. Searched cat toy for while. This DIY project is just what i want.

  6. Wow this post is awesome and i really like it.