Felt Emoji Cat Toys

April 13, 2016Allison Murray
These felt emoji cat toys are the cutest and so simple to make!

These felt emoji cat toys are the cutest and so simple to make!

Since we’ve gotten a new puppy I’m trying to be especially good to the cats. It’s not that Carly doesn’t love the kitties, she does. It’s just a little too much love for Marla and JouJou. She tackles them and licks them. She tries to chew on their ears. She chases them around the house not realizing that while she loves being chased they don’t so much.

Not about to hide under a bed like the Joujamonster has been for a few weeks now, Marla has been followed by Carly the lovesick puppy an awful lot. And in truth, Marla encourages her attention because she does like to play with her. But Lil Bit has got so much energy that she wears everyone clean out and sometimes Mar needs a breather. :) I’ve actually started putting a box of craft stuff in front of my office window so Mar can lay and not be bothered in at least one of her favorite spots!

These felt emoji cat toys are the cutest and so simple to make!

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With Carly around the kitties most definitely need a little bit of TLC and so I decided to make them some happy toys. And what’s happier than emojis? Not much, right? 

I am sure I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again… my cats totally dig handmade. And since felt and floss and catnip are all super cheap this project might even be less expensive than buying storebought, anyway.

These felt emoji cat toys are the cutest and so simple to make!

In fact, if you’re crafty it’s quite possible that you already have everything on hand to knock this puppy out of the park.

Want to make some super adorable emoji cat toys for your kitties?

These felt emoji cat toys are the cutest and so simple to make!

For this project you will need:

These felt emoji cat toys are the cutest and so simple to make!

Print your free patterns on office paper or freezer paper.

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Cut the copy paper patterns out and trace or apply the freezer paper patterns with a hot iron (see more details on how to perfectly cut felt with freezer paper here).

These felt emoji cat toys are the cutest and so simple to make!

Stitch the pieces onto the felt large, yellow felt circles with matching floss. Use your patterns to help guide you with placement of each piece. You can always use a smidge of glue if you’re having a difficult time keep your felt pieces in place while you stitch. Just add a dab of glue to the center and it will stay perfectly in place!

These felt emoji cat toys are the cutest and so simple to make!

When a face is complete, using yellow embroidery floss, stitch the top circle to another yellow felt circle using the blanket stitch. Leave a gap of about 1-1.5 inches open.

These felt emoji cat toys are the cutest and so simple to make!

Using a piece of paper and tape or staples, create a funnel and transfer catnip into the inside of your emoji through the gap you left open.

These felt emoji cat toys are the cutest and so simple to make!

These are fairly large cat toys so each will take about 0.25 ounce to get a nice, even fill.

These felt emoji cat toys are the cutest and so simple to make!

Finish the blanket stitch to close up your gap and these guys are done!

These felt emoji cat toys are the cutest and so simple to make!

And so stinkin’ cute, amIright?

These felt emoji cat toys are the cutest and so simple to make!

I think I love the heart ones the best but Marla seems to be a fan of them ALL!

These felt emoji cat toys are the cutest and so simple to make!

And I’m a huge fan of making something that is so well used and loved!  I’ll just have to help the cats keep them out of the paws of that pesky puppy :)

These felt emoji cat toys are the cutest and so simple to make!

Do your cats love handmade? Mine, too! Here are more fun projects to make for kitty


Comments (5)

  • Pat Schwab

    April 13, 2016 at 8:47 AM

    Allison, Your cat is so cute, what is its name? These are really great photos. Pat S

    1. Allison Murray

      April 13, 2016 at 10:32 AM

      Thanks so much Pat! This gal is my Marla :) She has the prettiest teal eyes but they don’t always come through in pics. When they do they are the prettiest eyes you’ve ever seen on a kitty… or maybe I’m a bit biased :)

  • Megan

    May 3, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    OMG! No way….. These are just too cool! Making my kittens a whole set of these today. Already have the colored felt & catnip on hand. Score :) Thank you so much for this, pinned! xoxo

    1. Allison Murray

      May 4, 2016 at 8:32 AM

      Yay! I LOVE making felt catnip toys because felt is so cheap that I have TONS of it. I can make them new toys whenever the feeling strikes because it’s so cheap. I hope kitties love their emojis!

  • Brittany Goldwyn

    November 13, 2016 at 10:29 AM

    These are ADORABLE!!! Your kitty looks like one of mine <3

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