How to make the easiest dog toy ever

A complaint we often get from dog owners is that dog toys are too expensive. Yes, dog toys are expensive and you often get what you pay for- a cheap toy often means a “cheapened” experience. However, it doesn’t always need to be that way.

We like the dogs to work for their food and treats using interactive dog toys. So, as part of our Frugal 2017 , we challenged ourselves to come up with the cheapest interactive dog toy we could think of  that the dogs actually enjoyed.

So without further ado, let me introduce to you

The Toilet Paper Dog Toy (insert applause here)

 What you need

Cardboard from a roll of toilet paper



Dig through the recycling pile to find the cardboard from inside of toilet roll or kitchen roll

Fold one end over

Fill with treats

Fold the other end closed

Give to your dog to play with


Thats it, let the fun times roll

*Always supervise your dog when playing with new toys

Have you ever tried to make your own dog toys? We would love to know what else we can make

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  1. Dash Kitten Crew

    Brilliant. Totally inspired!

    People whinge about buying dogs toys. Really? What is the matter with people? *eyeroll* I mean really, dogs need three things, Your Love, Your Care and YOUR TOYS!!!!

    Don’t be a cat, some fools never take their cats to the vet until they are at death’s door and its too late. *GRRRRR*

  2. Sherri

    I love this because I could actually do it. Whether my pets would play with it, I’m not sure (I’ll try). My dog will likely look at me and say, ‘would you just get me a treat already?’

  3. Hindy Pearson

    Brilliant, and here I was wishing I had brought one of their interactive toys with us that are, yes, very expensive. I happen to have a cardboard handy so thanks, I’m off to make some treat toys for them.

  4. Cathy Armato

    This is such a clever idea! I’ll have to try it and see how my dogs like it, I bet they’ll enjoy ripping the roll open to get at the treats. This will be like treat packaging they are allowed to rip open! Thanks. I Pinned this to my DIY board.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  5. Bryn Nowell

    Clever! This is great for snowy days when everyone is at home. We’ve also put a plastic water bottle in a tube sock for crunching on and have tied strips of t shirts together to make chew toys.

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