Mess Free Black Cat

Halloween is less than two weeks away and we have been slacking big time on the Halloween crafts! Today, we want to share a simple and mess free black cat!

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Materials Needed

  • Construction Paper (We used two pieces of white, black, and pink)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Black Paint
  • Plastic Sandwich Bag
  • Googly Eyes

I started by slightly folding one piece of white paper so it would fit into the sandwich bag. Next, I put paint on the paper and slid it into the bag. After that, I gave it to my toddler so she could spread around the paint. We use this method of painting often because there is no mess to clean up!

This painting took awhile to dry. While it dried, I cut out two triangles and several long rectangles from the black construction paper. I also cut out two pink triangles slightly smaller than the black triangles and one more small pink triangle. Once the painting was completely dry, I cut out around the outline of the painted area.

Next, I helped my toddler glue the cat’s head onto the other piece of white paper. After that, she glued on the eyes, ears, nose, and whiskers. When we do art projects, I always try to offer as little guidance as possible.

The end result is an adorable black cat that won’t leave you cleaning up paint!

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13 thoughts on “Mess Free Black Cat

    1. We started things like this at about 8 months with my daughter. It’s a great sensory experience. She didn’t do much other than play with the bag at that point, but she loved do that then watching us finish the project.

  1. This is really cool and I should share that post with my sister-in-law so she can do with my niece. Although, I am not really skilled, but I appreciate any art and craft work.

  2. Wow, this a perfect craft for my class (I teach 3 years old) or younger! I might have to try this out!

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