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DIY Catnip Toys

For cats, catnip is the ultimate treat. Often, they will go above and beyond for it. The next time that your cat is well behaved or just too cute for his own good, reward them with these irresistible homemade sardine and tea bag toys. They’re sure to make your cat believe that you’re the most purrfect pet parent!


  • Printable sardine and tea bag templates
  • Pen
  • Colorful felt
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Catnip
  • Fiber stuffing
  • Ribbon


  1. Download and trace the printable sardine and tea bag templates (using a pen) onto the felt, and cut out the shapes.
  2. Line up the pieces of felt, and sew along the edge, leaving a small opening. Fill with the catnip and fiber stuffing.
  3. Sew the opening shut. (For the tea bags, place a piece of ribbon in the opening before sewing the toy shut.)


Before you get started, remember to download the printable sardine and teabag templates.

Try making these playful toys for your cat, and share your photos on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #ALMcreate.

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