Moonlight the Black Cat

This little cat is a favorite Halloween project designed by my teaching partner Jill.  I had to document the steps so that we can recreate it next year.  It makes such a perfect kindergarten Halloween keepsake.

A perfect read aloud before doing the project is Moonlight the Halloween Cat by Cynthia Rylant.  We happened upon it at our school library.

You should make black hand prints of your kids before making the project.  You want the hand prints to be dry before you start to make your cat.  We cut our blue construction paper into a square before starting.  Below are the basic steps.

You'll need a variety of paper scraps to make your Moonlight.
The kids had fun cutting the whiskers and grass.  Little slits with the scissors is all it takes. Googly eyes are fun, but you could make paper eyes too.

For a hanger, we slipped a loop of yarn around a large craft stick and then hot glued the whole thing to the back of the picture.
Meow, little Moonlight!  This would also be fun to make as part of an animal unit or when talking about colors.

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