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 This black cat won’t bring you bad luck and he’s a fun project for Halloween.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Paper plate (small and large size)
  • Black crayon/Black wide pen
  • Construction paper (black, green and pink)
  • White Pen or white out
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ribbon (any color)
  • Hole puncher

 How You Make It:

  1. Color two black paper plates – one small and one larger size. Crayons are easier to use, but you can also color the paper plate with markers or colored pencils.
  2. Cut out two small ovals from green construction paper for the cat’s eyes. Draw a black dot in the middle of each oval with your crayon. Glue the eyes near the top of the small paper plate.
  3. Cut out two triangles from some black construction paper. Glue them to the top of your small paper plate for the cat’s ears. The ears should be apart, so put one on each side of the plate. Add two smaller triangles using pink construction paper to create the center of the ear (see image).
  4. Cut out a small triangle from some pink construction paper. Glue it to the middle of the small paper plate for the cat’s nose.
  5. Cut out a long black tail out of black construction paper (make it as long or squiggly as you would like). Glue to the side of the larger black paper plate.
  6. Cut out two small “kitty” feet with small black construction paper circles; you can also add curves to the circle as “toes” (see image) – use a white pen or glue to draw lines for toes.
  7. Glue the small and larger black paper plates together (i.e. connected the head to the body). Wait at least ten minutes for the glue to dry. For faster results you can use a stapler to connect the two plates.
  8. Tie a bow with 1.5 feet of ribbon.
  9. Glue the ribbon to the “neck” of the cat where the two plates are connected.
  10. Wait for the glue to dry and you are done.
  11. Using a hole puncher, poke one hole at the top of the cat’s head and string a ½ foot of ribbon through the hole. Tie the ribbon in a knot to hang the cat on your front door or any door inside the house.

MEOW! NOW THAT IS A CUTE HALLOWEEN KITTY!

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Mother’s Day is always a special day of the year where every mom deserves major credit!  Treat your mama right and follow these easy steps to make an adorable craft to hang on the refrigerator to show your mom how much you LOVE and appreciate her!

Time to Make: 20-25 minutes

What you will need:

  • 2 white paper plates
  • Non-Toxic Paint (any color your child loves)
  • Pen Marker (any color you like!)
  • Hole puncher
  • 6 inches of yarn (or any string of your choice)

Steps:

  1. Take a blank white paper plate and turn it upside down
  2. Take any color pen marker and (have an adult) write the following poem, or any poem that your child may choose:
  3. I miss you when you we’re not together
    I’m growing up so fast
    See how big I’ve gotten
    Since you saw me last?
    As I grow, I’ll change a lot,
    The years will fly right by.
    You’ll wonder how I grew so quickly
    When and where and why?
    So look upon this handprint
    That’s hanging on your wall.
    And memories will come back for me,
    When I was very small!

    Love,
    XXX (child’s name)

  4. Place a big dollop of paint on your 2nd white paper plate.
  5. Take your child’s left or right hand (palm facing down) and with your child’s fingers spread wide, place into the dollop of paint
  6. Make sure that the palm of your child’s hand is fully covered with the paint of his/her choice!
  7. Take your original first plate with the poem and make sure it is turned right side up!
  8. Place your child’s hand that is covered in paint onto the middle of the plate to make a handprint.
  9. Let the plate dry for 20-25 minutes
  10. Use your hole puncher to make a hole at the top of the front side of the plate (about ½ inch from the edge).
  11. String the yarn through the hole and tie a knot.
  12. Voila and enjoy!  Any mommy can now hang her plate with joy on her refrigerator or wall in your home.

PS – Don’t forget to give your mom a BIG hug and kiss and say I LOVE YOU! One of the best gifts of all. 😉

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