Printable Cat Template – Cute, Fat, and Rolly

These fat cats are cute no matter how you glue them together! And they are super easy to make so they’re the perfect cutting and gluing activity for kids in pre-school and kindergarten.

Just download and print the free printable cat template. Then color, cut and paste!

fat cats

You will need

1. Download and print the the cat template*.  *See thumbnail to the right—>cat-template-thumbnail

2. Kids cut out the different shapes.

3. Kids color the pieces with markers or crayons.

3. Kids glue the pieces together to finish their unique and awesome fat cat!

Every child will put their cat template together differently.  I love doing this activity with my kids because its so easy, and at the same time it reinforces cutting skills.  After we are done, I display each child’s work around the classroom.

You could also attach a straw or a popsicle stick to the back of the cat with tape to make a cute cat puppet that kids will love!

 

If you are interested in this craft, you might also like:

Black Cat Craft – A 3D paper cat that can be a puppet or hang on the wall.

Cat Puppet – An easy printable cat template craft.  Just print out, cut, and color, then add a straw or popsicle stick to make a puppet.

Cat House Drawing – An easy drawing of a house filled with lots and lots of cats!

 

 

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Draw A Funky And Fun Clown House

Bubbles, Bozo, Balloons and Pies! A fun clown house to make that’s full of surprise!

For this silly clown house craft, a piece of paper is divided into sections and you can draw a different picture in each “room”. Use a ruler to draw lines to divide the paper or you can just fold the paper into even sections.

You will need markers, white copy paper, and a ruler
(optional) for this activity.

clown family craft

Above is an example of a clown family doing different things in their clown house.

clown girl

Download FREE Clown Girl Clip Art from TeachersPayTeachers.com

To make this clown house drawing, first fold a piece of paper into 4 or 6 sections.  You can also use a ruler to divide the paper into sections if you prefer.

Draw a different room in each section of your paper.  You can add a living and dining room, bathroom, closets, basement, laundry room, and bedroom to start.

Make sure to add lots of colors and clowns!  The trick to drawing clowns is give them big shoes and wild, colorful hair and outfits.  Use lots of polka-dots, swirls, and curly-Q’s when decorating their costumes.  You can make them look like they are wearing clown makeup but drawing x’s as their eyes, and a red dot as their noses.  I like to make them look like they are pouting, so I give them heart-shaped lips.

You can draw some stairs and add windows to make your drawing look more like a home.

Add more clowns, pets, robots, and anything else you can think of to make your drawing more colorful and interesting!

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A Colorful Clown Craft

Here is a colorful clown craft that would be perfect for a costume party or school carnival-theme.  You can cut out the shapes ahead of time or let the kids cut out the shapes and assemble the clown themselves.

Materials

  • A variety of different colors of construction paper
  • Foam shapes
  • Glue stick
  • Glue bottles
  • Sequins

clown craft for kindergarten

Directions

1.Cut out a white oval to make the face of the clown.

2. To make the wig, cut out small “cloud’ shapes of rainbow colors and glue them to the back of the white oval.

3.  Add facial features and face paint.

4. Create the clown’s shirt by cutting out a half oval.

5. To make the pants, cut out a rectangle and then cut a slim triangle from the bottom.

6.  Use the example above as a template for the clown shoes and gloves.

7.  Assemble the clown and paste onto a piece of construction paper. I used a piece of black construction paper in the example because I think it makes the colors pop but you can use whatever color you like!

8.  Decorate the clown’s costume with sequins and foam shapes.

 

You can also add balloons, a bag of tricks, or whatever other clown props you want!

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7 Magazine Collages – Upcycle Magazines to Create Works of Art

Create unique magazine collages while you recycle, reduce, and reuse. Reusing old magazines means less paper waste and you can use this activity to teach kids about recycling and repurposing.
Magazine Collage

Here are some tips for making the most out of your magazines.

Select Magazines with High Quality Images

While selecting magazines for your collage, think about the overall look you want your collage to encompass.  Do you want to create a serene nature scene or a bubbling social statement?

Pick the type of magazine that will work best for your project.  This one seems like a no brainer, but if you are trying to make a magazine collage out of Time Magazine cuttings, be prepared to use the text as part of your artwork.

National Geographic is a great magazine for many types of collages. It’s pages are filled with gorgeous photographs of interesting people and animals.  The colorful pictures in National Geographic can be used for magazine collages, dream boards, and many other art projects.

Search & Find Free or Inexpensive Magazines 

You can find inexpensive magazines at thrift stores and yard sales. Even better is getting them for free. Save the magazines you have a subscription to for crafting and you will always have what you need on hand. You can also check your local library or doctor’s office to see if they have any old magazines for your projects. One more place to look for used magazines is at the recycling center.

Once you have all of your magazines, you are ready to start your collage.

Need some ideas for your craft? Try one of these:

1. Cut-out Magazine Collage Craft – See Picture Above

Materials

  •  Old Magazines
  • Construction paper
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors

Directions

1.  Cut shapes and pictures that interest you out of old magazines and arrange them on a piece of construction paper. Add the largest images first.

2.  Add smaller pieces to cover up rough edges and fill in any empty spots.

3. Try to cover up the entire piece of construction paper with magazine images.  The more images you use, the more intricate and interesting your collage will be!

 

2. Dream Board Magazine Collage

1. Use magazine cut-outs to create a dream-board.  Instead of using a piece of construction paper as your background, use a canvas and glue the cut-out magazine pictures down with rubber cement.  Use the rubber cement over top of the collage to seal the image and keep the magazine clippings in place.

Here is a tutorial for creating the dream board magazine collage shown in the picture above (also called a vision board):  http://nicolewolf.com/create-your-vision-for-this-year/

 

3. Create A Silhouette Magazine Collage

Fill the silhouette with images of what you are thinking about or anything that interests you. In the article with the original idea (link is below), it tells you to draw around a child’s face to get your silhouette, but I think it would be easier, and look nicer, if you took a picture, and then cut around the silhouette with scissors.  Either way, here is what it looks like:

Once you have the magazines for your collage, flip through the pages and find the images that you will be cutting up for your collage.

Original idea here (tons of self-portrait ideas too): http://www.incredibleart.org/lessons/elem/images/Jeryl-silhouette.jpg

 

 

 

And if you are looking for even more ideas on how you can reuse old magazines and other junk mail and paper, check out this page with 100 ways to creatively reuse old magazines!

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