We have another wonderful paper plate project to share with you – we are making a black cat paper plate craft (perfect for younger kids).
Last year we shared a funky looking swirly cat – but that one required a bit more skill, so this year we are making an easier version for preschool or kindergarten.
Cats are the best! I grew up with one (or a few) and I can guarantee kids develop a special kind of bond with cats (and cats with kids). My cat, although saying my cat kinds of feels wrong as most of the time it felt like the ownership was reversed, was one of my best friends, my best listener and play friend.
He is one of the reasons I absolutely love to create cat crafts of all kinds.
As we love frugal crafts as well as easy crafts, crafting with paper plates is often on the table. This fun cat paper plate craft is fun to make all year round, but doubles up it’s fun factor just around Halloween (you could even add the witches hat on it).
Ready? Let’s make one!
Black Cat Paper Plate Craft
Let’s get crafting!
What you need:
- 2 paper plates
- black paint
- brush (we love sponge brushes)
- yellow and pink paper or paint
White for the wishers is optional.
Watch The Video Tutorial
Or Follow These Step by Step Instructions
Paint the paper plates black.
We think that sponge brushes are the best as you can paint large surfaces relatively quickly. Let the paint dry before you continue.
You can cut a circle or a cat head with ears on it depending on the scissor skill level of young craters (ears can be cut and glued separately).
Glue it on the cat’s body.
And if you haven’t before cut the ears out of leftover edge and glue them on the head too.
They can also be painted with white paint.
This black cat paper plate craft is wonderful for hanging on the wall so it will make a great classroom decoration.