A DIY cat & ferret toy!

Cardboard boxes and plastic bags are now in the past;
TAK TAK is the new free & easy way to entertain your fluffy claw-monster.

It’s free, simple, elegant to look at, joyful to create, and brings hours of play!


{ Fun fact! } “Tak” means ‘Branch’ in Dutch, and ‘Thanks’ in Danish! 

STEP 1


Collect the following items:

• The “TAK TAK” printable (download here!)
•A branch (take a walk outside and search for one!)
• A working printer
• Scissors
• Stapler
• Scotch tape

STEP 2


Print the “TAK TAK” printable (download here!)

If you’d like to add color to the leaves, now is the best time to do it. 
Coloring tip! Use water colors and paint the entire sheet in colors of your choice.
That way, you don’t have to paint each leaf separately (unless you want to). 😉

STEP 3


To strengthen the toy for (wild) play, tape a piece of scotch tape over the middle areas of the leaves. Make sure the dotted lines are centered behind the tape.

STEP 4


Fold the sheet of paper on all dotted lines.

STEP 5


While folded, cut out the leaves. If this puts too much strain on your hand, fold the sheet of paper only on one row of leaves and cut them there.

STEP 6


Repeat this process with more sheets, if you want to. The bigger the branch, the more leaves you’ll need to give it a nice ‘rustling’ sound that will drive your pets insane (in a good way).

STEP 7

Fold each leaf around your branch, keep the printed side on the outside.

STEP 8


Staple the leaves together. Try to place the staple as close to the branch as you can. While the leaf should stay on a little loose, it shouldn’t be able to slide off your branch while you’re playing.

STEP 9


Tadaa!

STEP 10


Enjoy!


Please use this toy under supervision and throw it away if your pet misuses it or if the toy is damaged (staples sticking out, etc).