Activity Mat

This is a great way to jazz up a grass mat!  Watch your rabbit spend hours nibbling and shaking the toys or digging and trying to pull them off!

Materials:

These can vary greatly depending on what you already have in the house but here are some suggestions –

  • Wooden shapes (not dyed and all natural)
  • Plastic bottle caps
  • Plastic ball
  • Kraft paper
  • Toilet paper / paper towel rolls
  • Thick twine
  • Pinecone
  • Apple or Willow Sticks
  • Drill (optional)
  • Scissors, pencil

Cost:

  • This toy is a little more costly because you’ll have to purchase the mat but the rest of the toys could be supplies from around your house. Don’t use the tightly woven seagrass mats because you won’t be able to get the twine through the mat. $5-10.

Assembly:

If you wish to use any hard items like wooden shapes or plastic bottle caps you’ll want to drill a hole in the center of each one.  I prefer to spend some time drilling all of the items I have laying around that need drilling first so I’m ready when a new idea pops in my head!  If you’re under 16 have an adult do this for you.

If you are using items such as kraft paper and t.p. rolls start cutting these in to smaller pieces.  I cut the t.p. rolls in to 2″ wide smaller rings.  Next you’ll want to poke a hole in each of these.  You can use a hole punch for this part, sharp scissors, a pencil or knife just be careful not to cut yourself!

And now it’s time to secure your toys to the mat!  Wrap the twine tightly through your first toy, then push the ends of twine through two different spots on the mat.  Finish by tying each end of twine together in a triple knot so it’s nice and secure.  Repeat for your remaining toys.

When you’re all done securing the toys to your mat you should have something like this!  Now it’s time to give to your rabbit and watch the fun begin!

 

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3 Responses to Activity Mat

  1. Samantha says:

    I love this idea. I am planning on making my rabbits a c&c cage and this is a perfect new toy to give to them 🙂

  2. Amanda says:

    Hi BudgetBunny! I was wondering what type of twine you use for your bunny toys? This is a great idea!

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