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If you’re looking for a fun pet themed activity for your child to make, this paper plate cat craft is purrrrfffect!

We’re always making fun paper plate crafts for kids and lately, we’ve been trying to add more pet-themed ones.

We’ve provided you a free printable template to download so it’s super simple to make at home or in the classroom.

Download the template, gather your supplies and watch our quick video to get started today!

Cat Craft For Kids

collage of paper plate cat images with the words paper plate cat craft in the middle

Supplies

Directions

Download the cat template, print and cut out the pieces you want to use.

hands holding paper plate cat template

Paint the paper plate in the shade you choose. Let the paper plate dry completely before moving on.

hand painting paper plate a muted yellow brown color

Place the template on the paper plate, trace, and cut out.

hand tracing paper plate cat template onto paper plate

For the Siamese cat, glue the mouth/nose combo in the middle of the paper plate.

For the Tabby cat, glue the mouth to the bottom of the paper plate, then glue the nose to the top of this piece.

hands gluing mouth onto paper plate cat

Glue the eyes on either side of the nose.

hands gluing eye onto paper plate cat craft

For the Tabby cat, glue stripes along the top of the cat and along the sides of the face.

hands gluing orange stripes onto paper plate tabby cat craft

Take the cheeks and glue them just below the eyes.

hands gluing cheeks onto paper plate cat craft

Make the cat’s ears by gluing the pink inner ear to the brown outer ear. Glue the completed ears behind the paper plate head, one on each side.

hands gluing pink inner ear to outer ear of paper plate craft
hands gluing ears to back of paper plate cat craft

Don’t you love these cute cats?!

a siamese paper plate cat craft with tabby cat paper plate cat craft below it

Preschool Pet Themed Unit

Often, we’ll get emails from readers looking to expand upon the crafts in order to fit a preschool unit.

We want to help you pull together ideas in no time flat! Here are our suggestion for preschool pet unit!

Monday

Start off Monday by grabbing some fun pet themed books from the library. Some of our favorites include:

Reading to your kids is a fabulous way to help develop their vocabulary, story comprehension and more!

Did you know that you can also use an app like Vooks with your kids? They have tons of read aloud options, so even when you’re busy, your kids can still have books read aloud to them!

siamese paper plate cat

Tuesday

Make Tuesday your learning day! We love using these pet pattern block mats to introduce young kids to math concepts like shapes and patterns. They’re also great for increasing fine motor skills.

And, they’re so fun for kids to do that they don’t even realize they’re learning!

You can also try these pet themed play dough mats. They’ll help kids strengthen muscles in the hand and work on focus.

Wednesday

Let your kids work on pretend play and imagination with these veterinarian pretend play printables.

They’re easy to print and set up and can provide your child with endless independent play!

paper plate tabby cat craft

Thursday

We love sensory activities and so do children. Choose one of these easy pet themed sensory activities to let your children play and learn:

Friday

End the week with this fun cat craft! If you have more pets at home, you could also try this paper plate dog craft, this mouse paper bag puppet, or this frog craft for kids.

Share With Us

Did you make this paper plate cat with your kids or students? We want to feature your kids’ art!

Take a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page or send us an email with the picture for your chance at a shout out.

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a siamese paper plate cat craft with tabby cat paper plate cat craft below it

Paper Plate Cat Craft

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

See how simple and fun it is to make this paper plate cat craft with the kids!

Materials

  • Paper plates
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Cat template (download form located at the end of this post)

Instructions

  1. Download the cat template, print and cut out the pieces you want to use.
  2. Paint the paper plate in the shade you choose. Let the paper plate dry completely before moving on.
  3. Place the template on the paper plate, trace, and cut out.
  4. For the Siamese cat, glue the mouth/nose combo in the middle of the paper plate.
  5. For the Tabby cat, glue the mouth to the bottom of the paper plate, then glue the nose to the top of this piece.
  6. Glue the eyes on either side of the nose.
  7. For the Tabby cat, glue stripes along the top of the face and along the sides of the face.
  8. Take the cheeks and glue them just below the eyes.
  9. Make the cat's ears by gluing the pink inner ear to the brown outer ear. Glue the completed ears behind the paper plate head, one on each side.

Free Cat Template

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