Moderncat Studio Puts Trash to Good Use! Introducing Junk Food Flyers

Sat, Sep 3, 2011

Green Design, Toys

We don’t like to let anything go to waste at Moderncat Studio! Certain cat food bags — in addition to being cute and colorful — are made of a durable, crunchy plastic material that makes a great addition to cat toys. Kitties love the sound and the texture, so we figured we’d take advantage of that. Check out our newest creation — Junk Food Flyers!

As you can see, Ando really likes to nom these little toys. He picks them up with his paw or in his mouth and zings them across the room. They are made with funky shapes cut from clean recycled cat food bags sewn together with a colorful piece of felt. No two toys are the same! We call them Junk Food Flyers because they’re colorful like candy and crunchy like potato chips.

The new Junk Food Flyers are available in the Moderncat Studio Etsy shop for just $5 for a set of 5 toys in assorted colors. And remember, we have a special Labor Day coupon code that’s good through Monday, Sept 5, 2011. Enter coupon code SEPTEMBER10 in the Etsy check out and get 10% off your whole order! (Enter the coupon code in the Etsy shopping cart. Look for the blue link that says “Apply shop coupon code” on the right side. You’ll need to click “Apply” after you enter the code.)

 

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11 Responses to “Moderncat Studio Puts Trash to Good Use! Introducing Junk Food Flyers”

  1. 1
    Ingrid King

    Now that’s creative! I love the name, because, let’s face it, any (dry) cat food that comes in a bag is just that – junk food for kitties!

  2. 2
    katie mitchell

    Wow purrfect amount comes in the pack, I have 5 cats, Sunshine, Snuggles, Spunky, Happy and Honey!

  3. 3
    caren gittleman

    I love Ingrid’s comment! I think these are great!

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  5. 5
    Deb

    I absolutely love these–what a great idea. My kitties would adore them too and my teenager could provide lots of raw materials.

  6. 6
    Jean McCarthy

    Very cute, however, not all food in a bag is “junk food” – what about Halo, Royal Canin and many others expensive foods which I buy for my crew. Certainly not the Whiskars, Friskies or other such brands. Wish I had the time to create these toys – mine go crazy with their cap nip “pillows” or other such toys. They like crinkle noises such as these would be.

  7. 7
    jmuhj

    What an amazing idea! Around here, those bags are repurposed to hold rubbish. How fun your flyers are! ;)

  8. 8
    Arlene

    So true!!! Dry cat food is carb city just like human junk food! That is why we are seeing an explosion of over weight pets with health problems to match the human population.

    Read the ingredients and if you see corn in any of the first 5-7 items the ‘food’ (and it is usually at least 2-4 of them) is not a good choice for your cat, especially males. Most store brands have corn as the first ingredient … not good!!

    Cats are obligate (strict) carnivores and cannot process grains properly. When we feed them these kinds of food we are only doing something ‘good’ for ourselves … making it easy and convenient for us. Our cats will eat it because that is what we give them and the pet companies spray it with a concentrated ‘meat’ liquid to make it palatable.

    To learn more about cat nutrition you can go to http://catinfo.org/

    Lisa A. Pierson, DVM is a pioneer in cat nutrition.

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    laura narayani

    Jean,
    ALL dry food for cats is horrible – all of it, no matter how much it costs or what the marketing is. Save yourself a lot of future vet bills and suffering, get the cats off of all dry and tell everyone you know. Royal Canin especially has really injured many many cats. Thank you, Laura

  10. 10
    Patti

    Smart, smart, smart….

  11. 11
    Jenn

    I am a volunteer with the Humane Society of Forsyth County in Cumming Georgia and we have been building a humane education program that is finally getting some attention from the public school system. We will be visiting local classrooms and education the students about responsible pet ownership, animal safety and rescue organizations, like our own. A lot of the classes would enjoy making a little craft, like yours, to share with the shelter cats. Is there any way that I could purchase the directions for these toys for us to use on our classroom visits?


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