Based on our experience as a hands-on pet owner, pets, specifically the dogs, are curious about certain sounds that they hear.  They tend to explore the object and that is the start of their playing journey until they discover what is on it.  There are several times that we leave our pets at home especially if we need to go to the market, have some appointment with the doctor or we just need to go to work or in school.

Since we love them and we don’t want the pets to die of boredom, we came up with this unique sound producing toy.  The materials that are used for this activity is plain simple and are regular items found in the comforts of our home.  And if you are just a kid who would want to give some gift to your pet, then you can also craft this cool pet toy, too.  Just make sure to ask for some help to your parents or older brother or sister in using the scissors.  Your pet would definitely love this toy!  So let’s begin crafting this!

Prepare all the materials needed for this tutorial:

  • 2 pcs. empty yogurt cups
  • several pieces of chestnut or any hard-shelled nut
  • 2 colors of yarn
  • decorative scotch tape
  • black duct tape
  • a hot glue
  • a pair of scissors


Step 1:   Create two pieces of pompoms from the two colored yarns.  This can be done by wrapping the yarns around your fingers.  Remove the yarns from your fingers and tie the center of this using the same yarn.  Cut both folded ends of the yarns and puff it afterwards.

Step 2:  Wrap the walls of the yogurt cups with black duct tape.

Step 3:   Generously glue the pompoms on both narrow bottoms of the yogurt cups.

Step 4:  Place chestnuts on one yogurt cup.

Step 5: Align the mouth of one cup over the other and generously glue it around to seal both cups together.

Step 6:   Finally done!  You can now give your unique sound tumbler toy to your pet dog or cat.

This unique pet toy works well with dogs since they are curious about the sound that this tumbler produces whenever they move.  This upcycled toy is completely safe for them and if the toy gets some wear and tear in the near future, worry no more, because it doesn’t cost you anything at all.  This is

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