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.
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.
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!
I added a solid line to divide the rectangle into triangle ears. Then the dotted line to show the kids where to fold them.
Then 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.
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.
The kids who wanted a black kitty got to paint. For orange or white we just left the pumpkins plain.
Next step: Adding little kitty faces! (so cute)
We made 15 Little Kitty Pumpkins!
Some kids drew their eyes on. It was nice that they could add their own personal touches.
Special Thanks to Friendship Montessori School for letting me come play!
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