Open Ended Shape Cat

It has been awhile since we have done an open ended shape activity, so we thought that the last activity of the pet theme we have been doing should be an open ended shape cat!

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Materials Needed

  • Construction Paper (We used Brown and Black for the cat and yellow for the background. Our toddler picked out the brown for her cat)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googly Eyes
  • A Marker or Crayon

We started by cutting out a variety of shapes. We used brown for the body of the cat and black for the whiskers. You can also use multiple colors if you want.

Next, we let our toddler pick out shapes and helped her put them onto the paper. The older your child is, the less help they will need with this. We encouraged our toddler to name each shape as she glued it on the paper.

After our toddler finished putting the shapes together, we gave her googly eyes to put on.

Once everything dried, we helped her draw on a nose and a mouth.

Book Suggestions

Children often get more engaged in an activity or art project when it is paired with a book. Here are some suggestions to go with this activity!

If your little one likes this activity, don’t forget to check out the open ended shape dinosaur or the open ended shape fish!

17 responses to “Open Ended Shape Cat”

  1. So cute! We have a cat named Snowflake since her fur is all white in color. I bet my boys would love to do something like this, only with white paper, to make their own artwork of her!

  2. We did some of these when the kiddos were a bit younger. It’s always so cute to see their imagines run as they are putting things together!

  3. Cute cat! Yes it’s important to incorporate learning into activities like you do with this craft. They have fun, learn and instill communication skills too!

  4. Such a cute idea! Not sure Liam is old enough but totally saving this for the future!

  5. Angela Tolsma Avatar
    Angela Tolsma

    I love that you paired the activity with a book! I will definitely keep that in mind when I am searching out books for my nieces and nephews!

  6. Such a cute artwork. I am sure my little cousins will love to try this.

  7. What a fun idea for a craft! My niece would love this. I’ll have to do this one with her!

  8. What a fun craft idea for kids. I think letting them create is a great idea.

  9. This is so cute! My son loves cats but I’m incredibly allergic. This is a great way to get a cat in the house.

    1. We are in the same boat! Cats are our daughters favorite but my husband and I are both allergic.

  10. Francisca Garreton Avatar
    Francisca Garreton

    I am currently looking for crafts that will keep my little ones busy over the cold winter months. This looks like a super fun activity and I am sure we could learn about shapes and colours!

    1. We do crafts and activities year round, but this is an excellent way to keep little ones busy!

  11. Love this activity so creative and great for learning age

  12. Lauren stewart Avatar
    Lauren stewart

    So cute and fun!!! My Lilah would LOVE this activity ❤️❤️❤️ Perfect for the spring rainy season in Maryland.

  13. Omg too cute!!! My daughter and I just love cats!!!! So need to craft one up

  14. Aww, this is so cute! What a fun idea for kids.

    1. Thank you!

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