Monday, October 17, 2011

Halloween Cat Art Project

Here is another Halloween art project.   It's 3D with the cat sitting out from the pumpkin background.

Very easy to make and makes a nice display for those Halloween themed bulletin boards or at home.  Make a small one with the ground equal in size to the pumpkin and you have a pop up card.


- black cardstock
- wc paper (14x12 or so)
- pencil
- tempera disk paints
- glue
- scissors
- white pencil crayon
- templates, Cat BODY and Cat HEAD
- colored paper (optional)


On your wc paper or heavy sketch paper fold up the bottom 2 inches.

Flatten out again and sketch out a pumpkin shape using the fold line as the bottom of the pumpkin.  You want the pumpkin to be as big as you can make it on that paper.

In the bottom 2 inches draw a few leaves keeping most of the bottom paper.

Using your tempera disk paint, liquid tempera or wc paint add color to your sketch.

Using the templates trace out the cat body and head onto black paper.  Use a white pencil crayon so you can see it.

Cut out.

Now you could use colored paper to make your eyes, nose, and inner ears or you can paint them on scrap wc paper.

Cut out and glue into place on your cat head.  Using that white pencil crayon again draw in the whiskers and mouth.

Following guidelines on the template fold body and head.

Turn cat head to the back and apply some glue on the lower part of the tab after the last fold line.

Stick it onto the back of your cat body so that the fold lines match up.

When your pumpkin background is dry cut it out.

Fold up that bottom 2 inches on the fold line you've already made.

Apply glue to the back of the cat and the bottom inch that is folded up.

Do not put any glue on the tail above the fold line or on the head.

Stick onto background matching the fold lines of the bottom 2 inches of the background and the bottom of the cat.

That's it!

Now that wasn't so hard was it.  If you find your cat sagging a bit from the background you can add an extra strip of posterboard along the bottom fold line in the back for extra support.

See you soon,


  1. What a very unique idea for teaching kids this week! I will have to try this.

  2. This project looks so simple and fun! I love it and can't wait to try it with my daughter :)

  3. Cute! I always like cat projects. And pumpkins are so much fun.

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  6. Hi. I can't seem to access the template for the cat head and body. It says "Not found" when I click on it.

    1. Hey Mary I tried the links and they still work for me. I can send you the direct link to the documents by email if you want

    2. I just tried again and it worked! Thank you!!

  7. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I'm going to feature it on my blog on Oct. 27 ( Thank you!!