{Not So Scary} Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween crafts for kids can often be scary!  Kids Activities Blog loves this idea because it is simple, uses things you already have at home and you could create one or a whole room full of kids could participate in this Halloween crafts for kids.  A simple child’s hand print is transformed into a super cute black cat just in time for trick-or-treating.

Halloween is just around the corner bringing up images of pumpkins, ghosts and, of course, a black cat.  I can’t wait!

Halloween Crafts for kids

Fall is by far my most favorite time of year, and it is even more fun with a toddler.

Rory is only 2, so I really don’t want to make any “scary” Halloween decorations, so I have some Halloween craft ideas to make some “cute” and “fun” decorations over the next few weeks!

black cat handprint craft for preschoolers

Halloween Crafts for Kids

Many of you may know that our house is a zoo; with 2 dogs and 3 cats.  When Rory saw a black cat in our Halloween books, she was kind of confused!  She wasn’t sure why a black cat was grouped with the pumpkins, ghosts, and mummy’s.  She now thinks all cats are for “Halloween,” and calls our cats (which non of them are black) her “bad Halloween kitty’s.”  I have been trying to tell her that just black kitty’s are for Halloween, because they are so crazy and wild, but she still things that all kitty’s are for Halloween.  So we decided to emphasize the “black” kitty’s by making a Halloween craft with black cats of our own to decorations around the house and to send to Mimi and Papa!

Black Cat Craft

Materials Needed:

  • paper
  • black paint
  • google eyes
  • pink paper for noses
  • white pipe cleaners
  • glue
  • optional stickers

We also doubled this Halloween craft idea as a counting and color activity.  There aren’t many colors in this project, just black, white, and pink; but repetition always helps.  We also counted everything.  Our finger prints, eyes, nose, whiskers, ears, anything we could on the cats.

For this project, your child’s hand will be the cat’s body, the pointer- pinky fingers will be legs and your child’s thumb will be the cats tail.   Using black paint, paint your child’s hand completely black.  Place it on your sheet of paper, making sure you have a good solid hand print.  Let them dry.

halloween craft

While you are letting your hand prints dry, using the black paper, cut out some cat heads.  Rory and I cut out a head with two cat ears, however, if you do not feel comfortable cutting out a head with ears, you can cut out one big circle for the head and two triangles for the ears.

Have your pink paper and white pipe cleaners handy so you can cut out little noses and whiskers for your cats.  For the noses, we cut out a rounded triangle, but just a regular triangle will work fine!   We didn’t measure our white pipe cleaners; we thought it would be cute to have randomly cut and odd sized whiskers for our cats.

Once the hand prints are all dry for your black cat craft, you can start gluing heads.  Remember that the pointer through the pinky fingers will be the cat’s legs and your child’s thumb will be the tail!  We glued our heads on the upper part of the hand, the opposite side of the tail.

black cat craft

We used glue to apply googly eyes to our black cat.  We also applied glue slightly underneath the googly eyes and applied a pink nose (stressing the color pink).  Lastly, add a generous amount of glue to either sides of the nose for the whiskers.  The white pipe cleaners take a lot of glue to stick, so don’t be shy!  Also, Rory loved to pull off the white pipe cleaners and then glue them back on again!

We decided to cut them out and glue them to black and orange paper.  We also wrote “Happy Halloween,” and I let Rory put spooky stickers on.

black cat halloween craft

And that’s it!   You now have your “Scary Halloween Kitty’s!”.  We hope you will be inspired to find more Halloween craft ideas.

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About Havalyn

Havalyn is a stay at home mama with a beautiful girl with CFD (congenital femoral deficiency). She devotes her days to helping her grow and develop by doing crafts and activities together. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, anything artsy, working out, music, baking, and reading. Hava writes about her life at Rory Jane and Little Right Leg and tweets as @LittleRightLeg.