DIY Cat Toy Ribbon Wand Tutorial

Jan 29, 2018


Welcome to The Poker Club at West Houston's DIY Cat Toy Ribbon Wand Tutorial! If you're a cat owner looking for an entertaining and interactive toy for your furry friend, you've come to the right place. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the step-by-step process of creating a homemade ribbon wand that will bring out your cat's playful side. Let's get started!

Materials You'll Need

  • A wooden dowel or sturdy stick
  • Colorful ribbons of various lengths
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Bell or small jingle ball (optional)

Step-by-Step Instructions

Follow these detailed instructions to create your very own DIY Cat Toy Ribbon Wand:

Step 1: Prepare the Wooden Dowel

Start by selecting a wooden dowel or sturdy stick of an appropriate length. Ensure that it is smooth and free from splinters or sharp edges. If necessary, use sandpaper to smooth out any rough areas. The dowel should be long enough to allow you to play with your cat without getting too close to their paws.

Step 2: Attach the Ribbons

Take the colorful ribbons you've chosen and cut them into various lengths ranging from 8 to 12 inches. The number of ribbons you use depends on personal preference, but aim for at least 5-7 ribbons to create an enticing visual effect. Once the ribbons are cut, use a hot glue gun to attach them securely to one end of the dowel. Arrange the ribbons in a fan-like formation, ensuring they are evenly spaced out.

Step 3: Add a Bell or Jingle Ball (Optional)

If you want to add an extra layer of excitement to the toy, consider attaching a bell or small jingle ball to the end of the ribbon wand. This additional auditory stimulation can further captivate your cat's attention and make playtime even more enjoyable.

Step 4: Allow the Glue to Dry

Allow the hot glue to dry completely before testing out the ribbon wand with your cat. This will ensure that the ribbons are securely attached and will withstand your cat's playful antics. Let the wand sit undisturbed for at least an hour or follow the drying time specified by the glue manufacturer.

Tips for Playtime

Here are some tips to make the most out of your DIY Cat Toy Ribbon Wand:

1. Supervise Play Sessions

Ensure that you supervise your cat during playtime with the ribbon wand. While it's a fun and engaging toy, some cats may become overexcited and exhibit aggressive behavior. Keep an eye on your cat's behavior and intervene if necessary. Safety should always be a priority.

2. Rotate Toys

Keep your cat's interest piqued by rotating their toys regularly. Introduce different interactive toys alongside the ribbon wand to provide a varied play experience. This will prevent boredom and ensure your cat stays entertained.

3. Engage in Interactive Play

Use the ribbon wand as an opportunity to engage in interactive play with your cat. Move the wand in enticing patterns, encouraging your cat to jump, pounce, and exercise. This type of play strengthens the bond between you and your feline companion and promotes their overall well-being.


Congratulations! You've successfully created your very own DIY Cat Toy Ribbon Wand. The Poker Club at West Houston hopes this tutorial has provided you with all the information you need to create a fun and interactive toy for your beloved feline friend. Enjoy hours of playtime together and watch as your cat's playful instincts come to life. For more cat-related tips and tutorials, be sure to check out our blog regularly. Happy crafting!

Thomas Butters
Awesome DIY cat toy! 😺
Oct 5, 2023
James Burk
Such a fun and creative idea for cat owners! 🐱
Oct 2, 2023
Jay Cruz
This looks like a fun and budget-friendly project. Excited to see how my cat reacts to the ribbon wand! 😺
Sep 1, 2023
Missa Aloisi
I love how customizable this ribbon wand is. I'll definitely be adding some extra bells for more fun!
Jul 31, 2023
Add Email
I'm always looking for new ways to entertain my cat, this is perfect!
Apr 30, 2023
Alan Hunter
I appreciate the effort you put into explaining each step clearly.
Feb 21, 2023
Susumu Tonegawa
DIY projects are always so rewarding, especially when it's for our beloved pets. Can't wait to make this ribbon wand!
Dec 13, 2022
Dad Valk
This tutorial is easy to follow, thanks for the detailed steps!
Apr 1, 2022
Corey Pool
Our cat is going to have a blast with this ribbon wand, thank you for the tutorial!
Dec 13, 2021
Jonathan Brenner
My cat is going to have a blast with this homemade ribbon wand. Thanks for the inspiration!
Oct 15, 2021
Eddie Schoonbeek
I never thought of making a ribbon wand for my cat, can't wait to try it out!
Mar 1, 2021
Rebecca Flemming
Great tutorial, can't wait to see how my cat reacts to the ribbon wand!
Feb 26, 2021
Linda Portrum
I've been looking for a new DIY toy for my cat. This ribbon wand tutorial is perfect!
Mar 19, 2020
Mark Butcher
I love finding DIY projects for my pets, thank you for sharing!
Feb 18, 2020
Kevin Burnett
I never thought of making a ribbon wand for my cat, but this tutorial makes it seem easy and enjoyable!
Feb 14, 2020
Thanks for sharing this DIY cat toy tutorial! Can't wait to try it for my furry friend.
Aug 11, 2019
Keith Nunn
I've been wanting a new interactive toy for my cat. This DIY ribbon wand tutorial is exactly what I've been looking for.
Apr 22, 2019
Josh Rutherford
I appreciate the detailed step-by-step instructions for making the ribbon wand. My cat will love it!
Dec 15, 2018
Ingrid Plumb
The ribbon wand looks simple yet effective, can't wait to see my cat's reaction!
Dec 6, 2018
Kelli Fountain
The use of colorful ribbons will definitely catch my cat's attention. Excited to start crafting!
Dec 6, 2018
Joan Seng
My cat loves ribbon toys, so I'm excited to make this for him!
Feb 17, 2018