Guest Blogger: Suzanne Denk, Animal Enrichment Specialist
Who can resist the lure of a colorful, swinging piñata? A piñata appeals to all of a cat’s senses and gets the kitty up and moving.
• Origami paper ball. (Click here for step-by-step instructions.)
• Tissue paper
• Non-toxic school glue
• Make a paper ball according to origami instructions. When folding the paper ball, sprinkle catnip in the folds.
• Cut thin strips of tissue paper. Glue the strips into the folds of ball.
• Glue string in a loop on the opposite side of the ball from the tissue strips.
• Let glue on the piñata dry thoroughly.
• Hang piñata and let the cat play!
Multiple piñatas can be made and stored in a bag with catnip to marinate.
Play with piñata must be supervised and string removed when the cat pulls down the piñata.