As soon as school begins, we jump right into the next major holiday, Halloween!
In our home, we like keeping Halloween fun and spooky, not scary. Creating fun Halloween activities and crafts for kids is one of the best ways to do that!
Today we’re sharing this Halloween black cat craft for kids that’s sure to help them work on fine motor skills.
Although this Halloween craft for kids may look complicated to make, it’s actually quite simple thanks to the free printable black cat template.
All you need to do is print out the template, use a black marker to create a cool, lined background, and color in the white space!
This black cat art project is great for children of all ages. Read on below to see how to make it in detail.
Black Cat Halloween Craft
- Colored card stock (in Halloween-y color)
- Fine tip black marker
- Glue stick
- Black cat template (download form at end of the post)
Download and print out the black cat template on white card stock.
Using the fine tip black marker, draw parallel lines inside each of the empty shapes surrounding the black cat. Change the angle of the different shapes to give the art project more visual interest.
Do not fill in the cat’s eyes. Leave them blank.
Color the entire background a solid color or color each lined shape a different color.
Color the cat’s eyes yellow.
Cut out the finished art project from the border, then glue it onto your choice of colored card stock.
Doesn’t this Halloween craft look way harder than it actually is?! We love how it turns out!
Want some more fun and educational Halloween printables for your kids? We’ve got you covered! Our Halloween printables bundle has a little bit of everything – from color by number pages to pattern block mats & more. Your kids will have a blast practicing their fine motor skills, counting, letter recognition, and more. It’s packed with 77 pages of fun so there’s lots of variety and learning potential. Your kids will never get bored!
Benefits Of This Halloween Craft For Kids
If you’ve seen our other fun crafts and activities for kids, you know we like to emphasize all the amazing skills kids can learn through arts and crafts.
This black cat craft is no exception!
It allows tons of opportunities for children to work on fine motor skills. All the tiny lines they draw on the background help the kids learn to use writing utensils with more ease.
The background line drawing also helps the children learn patience, focus, and perseverance.
Once they reach the end of their line drawing, they’ll also feel a sense of accomplishment which helps boost self-esteem.
Cutting the border off from the picture will help children learn to cut in straight lines.
Finally, gluing the cat to the card stock allows kids a chance to learn exactly how much glue is needed for this project.
As you can see, there are tons of benefits for children when they make this Halloween craft!
Adapting This Craft For Young Children
If you want to do this craft with young children who can’t yet draw all the little lines, don’t worry! We love sharing easy ways to adapt crafts for younger siblings.
Depending on the age of the child, there are a few ways you can approach this craft.
For the youngest of toddlers, just let them treat it like a coloring page. They can color the background any color they want and then follow the rest of the directions to frame the picture on the colored card stock.
For slightly older kids around preschool age, we suggest asking them to color each of the various background shapes a different color.
They’ll still have the benefit of honing their fine motor skills in order to keep the colors within the lines, but it won’t be as complex as the individual lines.
For kids around kindergarten age, you can ask them to draw the lines but use a medium-sized marker tip.
Since the marker will draw thicker lines they won’t need to draw as many lines per shape but will still have to focus and work hard to achieve the end result!
So there you have it! With just a few simple tweaks, this black cat craft can be used by children as young as toddlers all the way through elementary school!
Halloween Ideas For Kids
Halloween is a special time of year when kids get to dress up in costumes, eat candy, and go on fun adventures. But sometimes Halloween can be a little overwhelming for kids, especially if they’re trying to do too many things at once.
That’s why it’s important to have a few fun Halloween crafts and activities up your sleeve that’ll keep them busy and learning! We’ve got some great ideas to get you started.
Halloween Children’s Books
There’s nothing like snuggling up with your little ones and reading aloud together, especially during the Halloween season.
And what could be more fun than reading some of these great Halloween children’s books? From silly ghost stories to tales of witches and more, these books are sure to get your kids in the spooky spirit.
Room On The Broom: This has to be one of our favorite Halloween books of all time! The story follows a witch and her cat as they happen upon some animals who help the witch. There’s danger, mystery, and friendship in this adorable children’s story.
5 Minute Spooky Stories: We love Disney’s 5-minute storybooks and this one is perfect for Halloween! See how all your favorite Disney characters celebrate this spooky holiday.
Ten Timid Ghosts: This is a fun countdown book about a witch who moves into a haunted house where 10 ghosts already live. The witch scares the ghosts out one by one until they devise a scheme to get her out of their house. This Halloween children’s book is good for kids who love rhyming stories!
Kids’ Halloween Crafts
The Halloween season is a wonderful time for parents to encourage their kids to be creative and have fun with crafts. There are so many great ideas out there, and it’s a perfect opportunity for kids to explore their imagination.
Plus, crafting is a great way to bond with your children and create lasting memories. And what could be more special than a homemade craft that your child made just for you? Try out some of these cute ones:
Forky Pumpkin Craft – Fall is the perfect time to get crafty with your kids, and what better way to do it than with a Forky pumpkin? This fun and easy pumpkin craft is perfect for kids who are too young to carve, and it’s sure to get them into the Halloween spirit.
Handprint Bat Craft – This bat craft is perfect for kids of all ages. Not only is it cute and easy to make, but it’s also made from paper so there’s no messy paint required.
Paper Bag Mummy Craft – This mummy craft is perfect for encouraging your little ones to use their imaginations! Plus, kids will love creating it!
Halloween Kids’ Activities
Bats are such interesting creatures! We bet your kids will love these bat worksheets. The handwriting page is perfect for practicing those neat letters, and the label a bat page is a fun way to learn about all the parts of a bat. The letter b maze is also great for helping kids with their problem-solving skills.
Pattern blocks are a great way for kids to learn about shapes, colors, and spatial relations. And what could be more fun than using those same patterns to create spooky Halloween scenes? These Halloween pattern block mats are a perfect way for kids to practice their fine motor skills while having a blast.
As any parent knows, Halloween can be a fun but hectic time of year. Between picking out costumes, decorating the house, and planning parties, it can be tough to find time for everything. That’s why these Halloween do a dot printables are such a lifesaver. Not only are they a great way to keep kids entertained, but they can also help with fine motor skills, counting, number and letter recognition, and more.
More Halloween Fun
- This Halloween play dough kit is a fun, hands-on activity for kids.
- Kids will love these personalized trick-or-treat bags for Halloween!
- Get the kids to love washing their hands with these spooky spider soaps!
Share With Us
Did you make this Halloween black cat craft with your kids or students? We love seeing how your crafts turn out. Don’t forget to snap a picture and post it to our Facebook wall or in our private Facebook group!!
More Halloween Ideas For Kids
- Colored card stock (in Halloween-y color)
- Fine tip black marker
- Glue stick
- Black cat template
- Download and print out the black cat template on white card stock.
- Using the fine tip black marker, draw parallel lines inside each of the empty shapes surrounding the black cat. Do not draw lines in the cat's eyes.
- Change the angle of the different shapes to give the art project more visual interest.
- Color the entire background a solid color or color each lined shape a different color.
- Color the cat's eyes yellow.
- Cut out the finished art project from the border, then glue it onto your choice of colored card stock.