DIY ‘Nip Knots for Your Cat

Our CatCon Special Correspondent Angie Bailey is back with a DiY cat toy project, just in time for National Craft Month!


March is National Craft Month, and even us not-so-crafty types can celebrate by making simple toys for our cats. You don’t even need to haul out a sewing machine or figure out the mysteries of the knitting needles. If you can you operate a pair of scissors and tie a knot, then ready or “knot,” here you come!


Square-shaped piece of felt — the size I used was 10”x10”

3-5 tablespoons of dried catnip


Step 1:

Place the catnip in the middle of the square of felt.

Step 2:

Tie two of the opposite corners into a knot.

Step 3:

Tie the other two opposite corners into a knot.

Voila! You’ve just made a ‘nip knot for your kitty, and can officially call yourself “crafty.”

CatCon Intern and Official Toy Tester Phoebe gives her seal of approval!


Angie Bailey is a member of the CatCon team. She’s an award-winning author, blogger, and humorist who wrote Texts from Mittens and Whiskerslist: The Kitty Classifieds. She’s also a regular contributor to and the Catster print magazine.