Black Cat Craft

Here’s how to make this cool black cat craft wall decoration!

black cat craft

You will need one piece of black construction paper, a half sheet of pink construction paper, some small pieces of scrap construction paper for the eyes and a little bit of white for the whiskers. You will also need a bottle of glue, and a stapler for this craft.

To attach it to the wall you will need a tack, some string or dental floss and a small nail.

Start by making a a fortune teller out of construction paper. Here are some directions for making a fortune teller.

Staple the top and bottom sections together to create a mouth that only opens in one direction.

For the Eyes: When you want to make two shapes of the same size, fold a piece of paper and cut your shape out once. You will then have two identical shapes. You can use this technique to make the eyes and ears for your cat.

For the eyes, fold a small piece of green paper in half and cut out a small circle to make 2 green eyes. Fold a small piece of black paper in half and cut out the shape to make 2 cat’s pupils. (If anyone knows what the shape of a cat’s pupil is called, please let me know!) Glue these onto the eyes and then glue the eyes onto the  face.

For the Ears: Fold a piece of black construction paper in half and cut out a triangle to make two matching ears. Attach the ears by gluing them to the back side of the face. Cut out two smaller pink triangles using the folding technique. Glue these onto the ears.

For the Nose: Cut out a pink triangle and round off the edges.  Then glue it in place.

For the Mouth: Cut out four red triangles that will fit into each section in the mouth. This part can be a little tricky but you can do it! Once you make one triangle that fits you can use it as a template and cut three more in the same shape.

For the Teeth: Cut out small white triangles and tuck them under the red paper in the mouth.  Fold them so they are not sticking straight out.

Whiskers:  You can make whiskers by cutting very thin strips of construction paper.  Glue the ends of the whiskers to the cat’s cheeks.

When you are done with your cat, you can attach some string to the back and hang it on the wall.  To do this, push a small nail through one of the folds on the back of the fortune teller to create an anchor. Place a loop of string or floss on the nail and attach to the wall with a tack.

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Cat Puppet Craft ~ A Free Printable Template

Cat Puppet Craft ImageKids can create this easy cat puppet with just a few materials. They will love to create and play with their puppets and can use them during music time or as a magic cat wand!

For this craft you will need:

  • Cat Puppet Template (Print and cut apart- 2 cat face outlines per page)
  • Assorted colors of paper (8.5 in by 11 in)
  • Scissors
  • Markers or crayons
  • Plastic straws
  • A printer
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Six, 3 inch strips of yarn per cat face!

Directions:

Cat Puppet Template

Download and print this cat puppet template.

Download and print the Cat Puppet Template onto your choice of paper.  There are two cat faces on each cat puppet template page.

Once you have printed the cat puppet template, cut it in half so that there is one cat face template on each piece of paper. Give each child one cat face template.

Have your kids carefully cut out the cat face along the outline of the template.

Color and decorate the cat puppet face with markers or crayons.  You can also add sequins, feathers, lace, and anything else if you want to get fancy!

Glue two or three pieces of yarn to each of the cheeks to make whiskers.  Each piece of yarn should be cut to be about 2 or 3 inches long.

Tape a straw to the back of the cat’s face.  This will allow you to hold up the puppet and play with it.  If you want, you can also tape some yarn, lace, feathers, or string to the back so that it is cascading behind the cat’s face.  I don’t have a picture of what this addition looks like, but it just adds a little more interest and movement to the puppet.

That’s it! Have fun with your new cat puppet! If you have any more ideas for this craft, please leave a comment below!

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3D Pig Craft – A Construction Paper Creation

Instructions to make a 3D pig face craft that you can hang up on the wall or use as a puppet.

Put three of these piggies on a stick and have a Three Little Pigs puppet show. Need a big bad wolf? Use the black cat template.
3 D pig craft

You will need :

  • construction paper
  • a bottle of glue
  • a stapler
  • a wooden cylinder-shaped block
  • a pencil

Directions
Start by making a fortune teller out of construction paper. Click here for some directions on making a fortune teller (sometimes also called a “Cootie Catcher”).

Staple the top and bottom sections together to create a mouth that only opens in one direction.

To make the pig’s nose: Glue a piece of construction paper around a cylinder shaped block.  Hold the paper around the block until the glue dries.

Cut a triangle shape out of the end of the nose piece and attach it to the fortune teller with some glue. Hold the construction paper in place until the glue dries.  Your pig is going to look like an elephant at this point.  Trim the nose to make it shorter like a pig’s nose would be.

Trace around the end of the wooden cylinder block to make a circle that is the same width as the opening on the nose.  Add two small tabs to either side of the circle and cut this shape out. The tabs can be bent and dotted with
glue and then carefully placed inside the nose to help it stick.  Glue on two small black construction paper nostrils.

Cut out triangles from red construction paper and glue on the inside of the mouth as shown in the picture. This part can be a little tricky as you need four triangles to fit nicely in each section of the mouth. When you make one that fits you can use it as a template and cut three more in the same shape. Glue these pieces inside the mouth.

Cut two triangles to make ears and add smaller triangles to those to complete the ears. Glue the ears onto the back of your pig’s head.

Cut out two pink squares and glue them to the back of the fortune teller to make cheeks. Trim off the excess paper with scissors.

Create eyes by cutting out two small circles of white construction paper.  Cut two smaller black circles to make pupils.  Make eyelids with half circles of construction paper. Glue the pupils onto the eyeballs and then glue the eyelids on.

Make the eyelashes by cutting out a small black rectangle and snipping very
thin strips almost all the way down. Curl them by rolling them
around a pencil. Cut them in half so you have two sets of eyelashes and then carefully glue them onto the eyelids.

Finally,  push a small nail through one of the folds on the back of the fortune teller to create an anchor. Place a loop of string or floss on the nail and attach it to the wall with a tack.

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