Rachel Youens by Rachel Youens

Pet Projects: DIY Cat Puzzle Box

Your cat already loves boxes, so you know they'll love this kitty DIY that takes the classic box and makes it even better.

This cat puzzle box is the perfect way to keep your pet not only physically stimulated, but also mentally stimulated as well. It taps their natural hunting instinct and gets them in touch with their wild ancestors.

do it yourself cat toy

The supplies for this DIY are simple and you probably already have them in your home right now. You'll need a box like a shipping box or shoe box, MANY toilet paper or paper towel tubes, scissors, and a hot glue gun.

do it yourself cat toy

Start with a shallow box, it should be no deeper than the length of your cat's paw so that they can easily reach in. If your box has a lit, remove it.

do it yourself cat toy

You'll need quite a few paper tubes for this craft, depending on the size of your box. Cut your tubes into approximately 2 inch pieces (again, depending on the depth of your box.)

do it yourself cat toy

Use hot glue to line the bottom of each tube and then place it into the bottom of the box. Continue this until you finish with all the tubes.

do it yourself cat toy

Finally, finish it off by filling some of the tubes with treats, cat toys and cat nip to force your pet to paw them out.