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I don’t know about you, but I do most of my shopping online. I love the convenience of it – especially with Amazon Prime free 2-day shipping. There is just one downside… BOXES! SO MANY BOXES! (The cats would disagree, of course.) Then it hit me… I could repurpose all these boxes and make a cardboard box cat castle!
Making a DIY Cardboard Box Cat Castle is super easy, and you don’t need many supplies at all! In fact, I bet you have the necessary supplies lying around your house already.
Box Fort/Cat Castle Materials:
- Cardboard boxes – the number and size depends on how big of a box fort you want to make. The one we made used 9 medium sized boxes.
- Box Cutter
- Packing tape or duct tape
Steps to Building Your Cardboard Cat Castle:
Step 1: Stockpile boxes.
Step 2: Cut the flaps off the top side of the boxes.
Step 3: Brainstorm a rough layout of the box fort before cutting any holes.
Step 4: Use the box cutter to cut entry holes into whichever boxes you choose.
Step 5: Line up entry holes to create long tunnels or larger cubbies.
Step 6: Tape boxes together. Be generous with your taping.
Step 7: Now that the first level of the box fort is complete, you can start building vertically. Just repeat Steps 2-6, and start stacking! Get creative! Just be careful not to build too high, or the fort might not be sturdy enough to support the weight of your cat.
Step 8: Have your cats complete the quality control inspection.
Step 9: Enjoy!
The KCC Gang has been loving their Box Fort. It has been great environmental enrichment for them. A DIY Box Fort is also environmentally friendly, and it saves you the cost of having to buy an expensive cat tree! There’s no reason NOT to make one 🙂 So start saving up those boxes and have some fun. Your cats will love you for it!
Have you ever made a box fort or cardboard cat castle for your cats before? Did they absolutely love it?!