Easy Paper Plate Cat Craft for Kids

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Calling all cat lovers and budding artists! Today, we’re diving into the wonderful world of crafting with a whimsical twist. We’ll transform simple paper plates into adorable feline friends that will bring smiles and joy to everyone who sees them.

So grab your supplies, unleash your creativity, and let’s whisker our way into crafting magic with this delightful and easy-to-make project. Let the crafting begin with this fun paper plate cat craft!

paper plate cat craft for kids

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Supplies Needed for Cat Paper Plate Craft

Gathering the right materials is the first step in your paper plate cat crafting adventure. Nothing complex, just a few basics that you probably already have at home or can easily get your hands on.

Here’s what you’ll need for your paper plate cat:

How to Make a Cat Craft With Paper Plates

Once you have gathered your materials, it’s time to start creating!

Step 1: Paint the Paper Plate Black

Start by grabbing everyone a paper plate and painting it black! I used acrylic paint to paint my paper plate cat; however, depending on the child’s age, you may want to use finger paints or washable paint for easier cleanup.

Once your child is done painting, set the paper plate off to the side to dry.

cat craft paper plate

Step 2: Print and Cut Out the Cat Template

While your paper plate cat is drying, print and cut the template and trace it onto black and pink construction paper. Then, cut out the ears from your construction paper, as shown below.

Once they are cut out, you can have your kiddo grab their glue stick and glue the pieces together.

cat ears craft

Step 3: Attach Ears and Eyes

Once the ears are assembled and your paper plate is dry you can glue the ears to the back of the paper plate.

Next, use yellow and black paper cut-out eyes for your cat. Make them big and round to give your cat a friendly look. Glue them onto the paper plate!

cat paper plate

Step 4: Add Whiskers and Pom Poms

Let the fun commence as you customize your own cat! From whiskers to lips to a cute pom pom nose! Have your kiddo personalize their cat as they choose!

cat paper plate craft

Finished Black Cat Paper Plate Craft

What do you think of your finished cat paper plate craft? Once you’re finished and the paper plate cat has dried completely, let your child pick a place around the home or classroom to display it. The paper plate cat craft is a fun and easy activity for children to do, as they can use their creativity and imagination to decorate the cat however they like.

paper plate craft cat

Let’s read about cats!

Reading is a great way to expand your child’s imagination and creativity. It allows them to explore new worlds, meet interesting characters, and learn valuable life lessons. I love pairing a good book with a fun craft project, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do today!

Must-read books all about cats:

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Paper Plate Cat Craft – Summary

Whether you’re a teacher looking for a fun classroom activity or a parent seeking an engaging project for a rainy day, these paper plate cat crafts are sure to delight. With just a few simple materials, you and your child can create cute and colorful feline friends to add to your collection.

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