Ingrediments for a quick cat toy:
- a pair of old socks, with a little stretch left in the elastic
- a tub of catnip
Put your hand into the sock, like you’re going to be acting with sock puppets. Everyone remember how to do that? I turned this one inside out, as I wanted to have the fringy bits show when it’s completed. You don’t have to turn it inside out.
Turn the sock right side out, still holding onto the wad of catnip. Basically, you’re pulling the body of the sock over the hand holding the catnip. Roll it into a ball, starting at the toe. This is how I was taught to pair and roll socks when I was a kid, doing laundry. Same principle.
One pair of old socks gives you two cat toys. Our Tribe hasn’t unrolled the socks yet. Crushing the catnip will refresh the scent. This happens when I unexpectedly step on these. Nice thing is they don’t hurt your feet when that happens.