Halloween Art Project: Cute Pumpkin Cat

How to make a really cute pumpkin cat

I stumbled upon some really cute pumpkin decorating ideas recently (actually, my sister showed them to me) and they were awesome!  Two of the pictures were of pumpkin cats and they were so cute!  I figured we just had do this as an art project.

Black Cat Pumpkins Use basic craft supplies — like paint, felt and pipe cleaners — to make a whole litter of these lucky black cats. You can use fresh pumpkins, if you prefer, but these carve-free kitties are so cute that faux pumpkins are a better bet so you can display them year after year.
Black Cat Pumpkins
Use basic craft supplies — like paint, felt and pipe cleaners — to make a whole litter of these lucky black cats. You can use fresh pumpkins, if you prefer, but these carve-free kitties are so cute that faux pumpkins are a better bet so you can display them year after year.
Halloween Art Project craft, pumpkin kitties, pumpkin cat
Photo From FamilyHoliday.net

So, off we went to a local farm and gather up tons of mini pumpkins.  I figured for my little boys we should start small.  I cut out ears and whiskers from card stock and we painted the eyes on.

pumpkin cat halloween art project

My kids weren’t interested in making black cats, which kills me because Halloween cats are black!  Silly boys.

This was so much fun I offered to volunteer at my son’s Kindergarten and do it as the day’s art project with all the kids!

There’s 16 kids in the class, so the night before I cut out little black, orange and white rectangles.. so the kids would have color options.
pumpkin cat halloween art project

I added a solid line to divide the rectangle into triangle ears.  Then the dotted line to show the kids where to fold them.
pumpkin cat halloween art projectThen I cut out whiskers following the pattern below.  I cut them free hand from rectangles about 3 inches wide, or slightly smaller, to fit the mini pumpkins.  For a medium size pumpkin you can use pipe cleaners.

This is an index card I drew the shape on so you could see, but free hand cutting it was easy.  Just make sure to leave it connected in the center (don’t cut too far) so you can glue it as one piece onto the pumpkin.

pumpkin cat halloween art project

I also cut out teeny tiny noses and glued them to the whiskers so we’d have one less step to do at school.  Oh, and little eyes too.  I left the eyes white and let the kids draw the eyeballs on.

First, they chose a white or orange pumpkin.  Then wrote their name on the bottom.

pumpkin cat halloween art project, my buddy Kato

 

The kids who wanted a black kitty got to paint.  For orange or white we just left the pumpkins plain.

pumpkin cat halloween art project.  My buddy Jamison

Next step:  Adding little kitty faces! (so cute)

Pumpkin cat halloween craft art project

We made 15 Little Kitty Pumpkins!

pumpkin cat halloween art project

 Some kids drew their eyes on.  It was nice that they could add their own personal touches.

pumpkin cat halloween art projectSpecial Thanks to Friendship Montessori School for letting me come play!James' cat | pumpkin cat | pumpkin kitty | halloween craft

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