Inside the Biscuit Tin #2: Ikea Bekvam Kitty Playhouse

IKEA Bekvam Kitty Playhouse DIY by Nikki McWilliams

At almost 12 weeks old, our kitten Frankie is getting bigger and learning new things every day (his Pinterest Photo Diary is coming along well too!) We’ve been trying out different ways to keep him entertained (he loves to watch us draw or make anything) so we decided to draw something for him.

He’s currently adopted an IKEA Bekvam stool as his climbing frame, so we decided to give it an added dimension! Frankie loves to collect things from all over the house (hair bobbles, pens and his toys) and hide them away, so creating a little “house” for him to hide them in seemed appropriate.

Using some cardboard, a marker pen and a craft knife, I drew a facade for Frankie’s playhouse, in the style of a wee shop and attached it to the stool with string. Frankie enjoyed helping with this part!

Adding the panel to the front of the stool gives him somewhere to hide behind too- and it’s great for playing pouncing games with him (when he’s not keeping shop!)

What do you think? Have you ever made anything that your cat loved to play with? Let us know if you give this a try!


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