Now, don’t get us wrong; we’re big cat lovers all year round. When it comes to Halloween, however, we get especially cat crazy because that’s the season of our favourite kind of kitty: spooky black cats! Of course, we talk all the time about how we adore using crafts and DIY projects to celebrate our favourite things, so we’re sure it’ll be no surprise to you that we’ve been keeping an eye out for all kinds of black cat themed crafts that we can make this fall with our kids.
Just in case you love black cats around Halloween time just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the cutest and spookiest project ideas that we’ve come across so far in our search!
1. twirly paper plate cat
No matter the theme, our kids have always loved making paper plate crafts. We actually keep a pack of paper plates with the other crafting supplies just so they can do them any time! We’re particularly fond of how Easy Peasy and Fun made this adorable black cat because we like the spiral cut body idea.
2. Black cat paper bobble head
Do you love the idea of making a black cat from paper but you’d rather make something a little smaller or different than paper plate crafts because you just made something from paper plates last week? Then maybe your kids would prefer to make their own black cat bobble heads, just like these ones on Fireflies and Mud Pies!
3. Black cat handprints
If you’ve never made a hand tracing craft with your little kids then we’d say there’s no time like the present, because it’s a technique that everyone loves. The thumb is the tail, the fingers are the legs, and Easy Peasy and Fun shows you how to make an adorable little kitty cat face!
4. Black cat sock doll
Perhaps your kids are actually a little bit older and you’ve been looking for a way to get them interested in crafting with fabric so you can work your way towards teaching them how to sew? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Frog Prince Paperie made these stellar little black cat plushies out of old black socks, some ribbon, and some buttons.
5. Tissue paper and pipe cleaner black cat
Just in case you’re still thinking about how much fun your kids would have crafting with paper plated but you like to minimize scissor use whenever possible, since they’re very young, here’s a version without the spiral that mostly involves gluing down tissue paper and pipe cleaners until you get to the ears. Get the full details on Glued to My Crafts.
6. Standing paper scaredy cat
In our house, crafts that result in something that our kids can actually set standing or put on display are often very popular because they can really appreciate their hard work at the end. That’s why we liked this adorable standing construction paper cat outlined step by step on Easy Peasy and Fun so much! The poofy tail, like the cat is scared or angry, makes it look particularly Halloween-y.
7. Pipe cleaner and toilet roll black cat
Speaking of classic kids crafts, paper plates aren’t the only thing you can upcycle to make all kinds of neat characters! Our kids are also always big fans of toilet roll crafts, which is why we were pleased to be reminded that toilet rolls can easily become little black cats with a bit of paint and some pipe cleaners. Get the full details on Owl Wonder.
8. Paper fan style black cat
Are you still quite interested in helping your kids make black cats from paper because it’s an easy, quick project to do, just to make sure they craft every day, but you haven’t quite found the project that really does it for you yet? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Easy Peasy and Fun did some simple folding to make a paper fan and turned that into a little cat face!
9. Painted black cat pumpkins
Just in case you’ve got a spare pumpkin lying around that you didn’t end up carving but would still like to get creative with, here’s a fantastic way to customize it a little differently than your kids might be used to! Rather than reaching for something sharp, grab paint and paint brushes instead and check out how HGTV turned these pumpkins into spooky black cats.
10. Black cats moving in the night plate craft
Are you quite interested in the idea of paper plate crafts because you happen to have some on hand but you also know that your kids love interactive crafts most so they can keep using or playing with them even after they’re finished making them? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll get along very well indeed with this popsicle stick and paper plate cat scene where the black cat actually moves! Take a look at how it’s done on The Joy of Sharing.
11. Paper ball black cat
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about the standing paper cat because your kids have taken an interest in making things that have a little more structure lately but you also think they’d prefer something a little more complicated? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Easy Peasy and Fun made this funny standing cat by folding and cutting a sphere and embellishing it with a little head, ears, and tail.
12. Angry black cat silhouette lawn decor
Were you very enamoured indeed by the idea of making an angry cat with a poofy tail but you’d rather make something a little bigger and more permanent than the miniature paper version we showed you earlier on our list? Then take a look at how HGTV made this fantastic black cat silhouette piece that stands in the yard to spook all the neighbourhood dogs!
13. Paper bag black cat
Just in case you haven’t had enough classic crafts yet, here’s another one that the kids and keep playing with even once it’s all finished! Check out how Glued to My Crafts made a cute paper bag puppet shaped like a black cat, using pipe cleaners for the whiskers and a pom pom in the centre for the nose.
14. Black cat made of paper strip balls
Were you a pretty big fan of the standing sphere cat idea but you’d not entirely convinced that it’s quite “busy” enough to keep your little ones focused for as long as you’d like? Then maybe you’d rather make the body and head spheres out of paper strips instead, bending them until they’re rounded and attaching the two together! See how it’s done in more detail on Easy Peasy and Fun.
15. Black cat in the moon plate craft
We’ve talked a lot by now about paper plates and cat silhouettes but what if you’re having trouble choosing between the two kinds of projects? Well, who ever said you had to choose? Take a closer look at this cute tutorial from The Pinterested Parent to see how they painted a paper plate to look like a spooky orange Halloween moon and then used black construction paper to make the silhouette of a little cat sitting in the moonlight.