Meow! Do you have a cat at home or know someone with a cat? Cats are very unique pets with a bunch of skills like no other animal. Here are a few fascinating facts about cats! Cats sleep for 14 hours a day to conserve energy. They have night vision and can see very well in the dark. They like to have a bath and stay clean by licking their fur with their rough tongues. Cats twist their bodies while they fall so that they can always land on their feet. Also, did you know that there are over 500 million purrrrfect felines in the world today? That’s a lot of cat hair!
We think cats are really cool so we made a cat craft for you to enjoy. Since cats in real life are all so unique with stripes or spots or solid colors, you can make your cat with any colors and markings that inspire you. Get ready to get creative and have some fun with cats.
Things you’ll need:
- 2 sheets of construction paper
- Craft paint
- Googly eyes
- Fork or old toothbrush to paint with
- Glue stick
- Black marker
- 3” to 4” circle for tracing, like an old jar lid
Fold a piece of construction paper in half lengthwise. Draw the legs and curves of the cat’s body with the folded edge at the top. On the second sheet of construction paper, trace a circle with your jar lid for the head, two triangles for the ears and a long tail.
Cut out all of the shapes you made. (Make sure the cat’s body remains connected on the folded edge, just like a greeting card.)
Now you can glue the triangle ears behind the circle so they poke out. Glue the googly eyes in place. Using your black marker, draw a nose, whiskers and mouth. You can fill in the ears, too.
Unfold your kitty’s body and lie it flat on a protected surface for painting. Now comes the creative part! You can use a fork to stamp on some cool stripes, an old toothbrush to make a furry texture or anything you can find that will make a fun texture! Does your cat have spots? Try crumpling up some foil and dipping it in paint for a circle stencil. Make some markings on the tail and face as well.
Once all of your paint is dry, you can assemble your feline friend using a glue stick and some strips of paper. The tail can be stuck down underneath the front piece of the cat’s body. Next, connect the head to the body using a strip of paper folded into a “z” shape with glue on either end. This will make the head bobble. TIP: You can make a second “z” shape and attach it to the inside of your cat to make it super sturdy!
Can’t get enough cat projects? Check out Super Simple Draw to learn how to draw a cat.
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