This idea comes from our friend Kara Whitten of A Kailo Chic Life. Catnip toys are a great way to entertain your cat and aid in healthy exercise. Don't worry about this toy falling apart: "The process of needle felting creates a solid toy. And because of the nature of the wool, the more the cat plays with it, the more the cat helps to felt the wool (with their nails, much like a needle felting tool) and the stronger the bond between the fibers becomes," she explains. "Plus, they are the perfect way to incorporate catnip into a toy." The strong aroma of catnip invigorates your cat's instinctive desire to catch prey, and the toy itself is perfectly sized for chasing, batting, and wrestling.
If you're looking for more ideas, scroll through our collection of cat crafts.