Easy Cat Craft for Kids

easy cat craft for kidsThis easy cat craft is perfect for Halloween or for a pet theme, or if like my kids you just really like cats! It’s super simple to make with a printing technique that’s great for little hands.

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Sponge Painting

For this craft I’ve painted the cat using a sponge. Sponges are great for little hands to hold and of course you can clean them afterwards so that they can be reused.

If your sponge is too big for your child’s hands then just cut it to size. The one I’ve used here was trimmed off the edge of a bath sponge and I know that I’ll find more uses for the rest of it – or of course if you are doing this with a group of children then one sponge cut up would make enough for a few kids to paint with!

No sponge? No problem. This craft is similar to our polar bear craft which uses pom poms instead to paint with. We often have a few of these left over from craft kids and they’re a great alternative as a craft material.

easy cat craft kids can make

easy cat craft for kids

Easy Cat Craft

This simple activity is perfect for Halloween, learning about pets or just if you really love cats!


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Activity Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Author: Kate Williams


  • Black paint

  • Reusable plate

  • Sponge

  • Scissors

  • Glue

  • Black pen


  • White paper or card for the background
  • Black, yellow and white paper or card for your cat’s features


  • Pour your black paint onto your reusable plate and dip your sponge into it.

  • Using your sponge make a circle shape on your paper and fill it in by dabbing your painted sponge onto the paper. Of curse it doesn’t matter if your circle isn’t perfectly formed.

  • Cut out strips of white paper or card.

  • Glue these onto your cats face to make their whiskers.

  • Cut the ear, nose and mouth shape out from black paper or card and two circles out of yellow paper or card for the eyes. Make a dot in both eyes using a black pen.

  • Glue these onto your painted circle to finish your cat craft.


While I’ve used white paper for the background of this craft you can of course change it to another colour if you would prefer. I’d recommend not using anything too dark though as you want the black paint to show as much as possible.
Not making this for Halloween? Why not change the colour of your cat? You could use orange for a tabby cat or why not use a darker background and make a white cat.
Tried this?Mention @craftsonsea – we’d love to see and maybe share it!

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