DIY Catnip Kickers Toy to Spoil Your Cats

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We consider pets a part of our family and every single one of our cats are spoiled. Since we have 15 cats, they enjoy the wide open outdoors on our farm. I even have a little cat room for them in the barn. They eat and sleep there but enjoy roaming around the farm during the day.

With cats comes litter and even though ours are outdoors I do keep a litter box for them in their special cat room in the barn since that’s where they spend their nights. Cat litter can still bring odors and messes but I found the perfect solution at Target: the Litter Genie® Cat Litter Disposal System. I love discovering new products, and stocking up on everyday essentials at Target.

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The Litter Genie® Cat Litter Disposal System is a discreet, compact, hassle-free, litter containment system that helps eliminate odors for up to 2 weeks at a time. I love that it is small enough to hide away in a cabinet and locks away odor in just 3 simple steps 1.) Scoop 2.) Open Lid 3.) Pull Handle.

Let the Litter Genie® Pail take care of business so you don’t have to. Instead, enjoy this fun diy cat kickers tutorial. Your cats will love you for it!

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DIY Cat Kickers


  • Tube Sock
  • Polyester Fill
  • Catnip
  • String


Fill the tube sock with polyester fill. It’s always nice to have a helper! Skippy enjoyed helping me…

DIY Cat Kickers

Add catnip. My cats like a lot of catnip! You can put in as little or as much as you want.

DIY Cat Kickers

Tie the open end with the string. I like to let the string hang because my cats enjoy playing with it. Milly and Sammy were interested in it first…

DIY Cat Kickers

That’s it! So easy but so much fun for your feline companions. They will go crazy for it! Then Dory and Boots had to come see what all the fuss was about…

DIY Cat Kickers

Spoiling your cats can be a lot of fun. I even get a pet care package and cat subscription box for ours! Be sure to check out our diy catnip yarn ball for another fun toy for your cats!

Of course, George was very curious about it…

DIY Cat Kickers

While you’re shopping at Target for your cat litter and catnip, don’t forget to grab the Litter Genie® Cat Litter Disposal System. One Litter Genie® Pail refill contains 7 bags, each bag holding approximately 14 days worth of litter (in a single cat home) and it’s unique air-tight design helps keep odors in, even when opening the lid.

Of course, everyone likes to join in on the fun!

DIY Cat Kickers

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Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

  1. So many adorable furry faces! I have to make one of these kickers for my cat! #client

  2. I like that you tie it closed with string – makes it easy to add more catnip when needed. I’m afraid one of mine would untie it, though, and carry the string off to play with.

  3. this would be great for our cats they would love it they always want to play denise smith

  4. This is so ironic, because we just bought our cat a toy sock from Petco. We spoiled our cat, Mocha, since the first day we got her! She was six weeks old. And now even more since our dog died.

  5. when i got to target i will have to check this system out!! catnip every cat goes crazy for it!

  6. I need one of those disposal systems. I hate the smell when the litter box gets too much use before I can clean it. And the catnip kickers toy would give my fur babies a lot of fun.

  7. I have 5 cats and all of them love catnip.I gather it in the summer and also grow it. I make toys like this quite a bit. I think the cats are intoxicated most of the time ha! I love the litter genie, I have been wanting and needing one forever!

  8. I used to see them mice and stuff them with catnip. They also used to steal my balls of yarn and bat them around. They both passed away this past winter, Merlin was 25 and Angel was grown when we took her in so I know she was at least 11 years because that was how long she was with us. Someone threw her out of a car in the middle of a snow storm, she found her way to our window. The poor girl looked like a giant snowball. We just let her in and loved her for the rest of her time on earth.

  9. I have friends who have cats, I will be sure to share this with them. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Thanks for sharing this. I have 2 cats I got from the shelter last summer and they both love catnip. Where do you buy polyester filling stuff ? At a craft store ??

  11. Thank you for the tip using a tube sock. I have made catnip balls from the catnip in my garden and all that cutting of fabric, sewing etc.. This is easy and fun for the kitty…..

  12. Your cats are gorgeous; they look like they’re having a lot of fun playing with their toys! This is a great idea to make your own catnip toys; thanks for posting.

  13. Your cats look so healthy and I love seeing them play outside. We only have a 4 year old cat named Ziva now. Our 20 year old cat passed away 2 years ago and it was devastating. She was so smart and went in and out of the house. She only used a litter box if it snowed outside. Ziva is not smart enough to go outside. She builds things in her litter box with anything she can drag into it. If she didn’t make such a mess, it would be funny. Thanks for your post. You have given me something else to buy for Ziva.

  14. My cat got a new toy with catnip in it. He was scared of it for a long time. I squished the toy and activated the catnip and now my cat with plays with it.

  15. My cat will love these diy catnip kickers. They are a fun shape and colorful and they smell like catnip! All the qualities of a great toy. Thanks for the idea.

  16. This is cute and enough catnip to attract the neighborhood! I love how catnip works, it never ceases to amaze me, esp even a grump ol’ cat!

  17. What a clever idea!! I love to watch cats roll around and play with catnit. I will have to make one of these. Thanks for sharing!

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