Mancat Monday

Happy Mancat Monday everyone! Today is fun and games day so I decided to make a toy for the kitties.I know kickers are very popular and my kitties didn’t have one. I also know that kitties love that crinkle sound and catnip too. Sammy,Β one of my mancats will model it at the end of the post.

I bought a yard of fabric that was on clearance at Hobby Lobby for $3/yard. It is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day so I don’t know why it was on clearance. 003004Joanie is making sure I have all the supplies

I folded the fabric in half with the print side inside, then I added some batting and cut a strip. I used the sewing machine to sew the edges and left a small space at the end so I could turn it inside out.I stuffed it with plastic bags ( great way to recycle- Walmart ones crinkle best). I added some catnip and hand stitched the opening.

Here is Sammy enjoying it: 006009He is a big boy so it was the right size. I think I will make the next ones shorter for the other kitties.Sammy is hoping he can earn his Cat Scout badge in bunny kicking with these photos.

Have a great day everyone!


  1. Wow, what a fun toy! I wish my human were that crafty and creative – she can do stuff in Photoshop and InDesign, but you can make cat toys on the computer!

  2. What a good idea and great way to recycle plastic bags. I’ve made stuffed toys to sell at the PAWS shelter, but we bought cotton batting to stuff them. I’m going to try this, thanks!

  3. guys…way awesum oh yur mom ta maker a kicker like that for ewe !!! total lee kewl β™₯β™₯β™₯ ENJOY !!!

    1. Thank you- we will be having a giveaway once I prefect them, these are a little too long.

  4. That is a great kicker and Sammy is having a lovely time with it. I have some material so must make one for Flynn. That’s a great idea about using plastic bags in it.

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ I am sure Flynn will love it- I remember the photos of him recently giving something a bunny kicking πŸ™‚

  5. Looks like fun. I don’t do kickers and the peeps don’t know why. We don’t shop in Walmart because they’re not nice to their employees but Mandee bags are fun and crinkly too. xoxo

    1. I agree that Walmart doesn’t treat their workers well. I don’t buy much in their, but with 15 cats, I need their litter. I also get a few other things in there out of desperation. They are 1 mile away and everything else is about 20 miles away.

  6. Mee-you Sammy that toy yur Mumma made you iss grate!!!! She’ss berry clever! Mee LadyMum managed to sew a bell on mee blue mousie thiss mornin…that iss as crafty as shee getss πŸ˜‰
    Yurss Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=
    Pee S: Pleese give mee reegardss to sweet Phoebe <3 <3 <3

    1. I bet your Mom could make one for you, I am not that craft and I mananged. Phoebe always sends her love and XXOO.

    1. Thank you- I think it is a little too long for the rest of the cats, but Sammy loves it.

  7. You guys are so lucky to have a crafty Mama! She comes up with some great toys for all of you πŸ™‚

    the critters in the cottage xo

  8. Looks like badge wiinnin’ fotos to us Sammy P. and how clever awe you Miss Ellen. Dat be a pawsum kicker. Maybe dat be da purrawllem we won a kicker and never play wiff it. Mommy just figgered is cuz there be no nip in it. but maybe it’s too short fur us big ole girleys. MOL

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

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