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Halloween Black Cat Craft For Kids

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As soon as school begins, we jump right into to 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 looks 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

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halloween black cat craft

Supplies

  • Colored card stock (in Halloween-y color)
  • Fine tip black marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Markers
  • Black cat template (download form at end of the post)
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Directions

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!

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.

Craft and Text

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 the 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!

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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!!

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Craft and Text

Halloween Black Cat Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Difficulty: Medium

Learn how to make this easy Halloween black cat craft for kids! It's a fun Halloween art project.

Materials

  • Colored card stock (in Halloween-y color)
  • Fine tip black marker
  • Glue stick
  • Markers 
  • Black cat template

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

    1. Download and print out the black cat template on white card stock. 
    2. 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.
    3. Change the angle of the different shapes to give the art project more visual interest. 
    4. Color the entire background a solid color or color each lined shape a different color. 
    5. Color the cat's eyes yellow.
    6. Cut out the finished art project from the border, then glue it onto your choice of colored card stock. 

Free Black Cat Template

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Nicole

Monday 26th of October 2020

template please

Sam T

Monday 26th of October 2020

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be emailed to you ?

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