If you love cats, you’ll love these cute Black Cat Crafts for Kids, perfect for International Cat Day and National Black Cat Appreciation Day!
Did you know? During the Middle Ages, black cats became equated with black magic. Roaming nocturnal black cats were thought to be witches in disguise. An animal with dark feathers or fur, including crows and ravens, signaled death.
But much before, in ancient Egypt, black cats were held in the highest esteem because they resembled Bastet, the cat-headed Egyptian goddess of the home, fertility, and protection from disease. And in modern-day England, Japan, Scotland, and France it’s assumed, that you’ll have prosperity if a black cat appears at your doorway or on your porch.
There have been mixed thoughts about it .. which party do you belong to? Do you consider them lucky or unlucky?
Black Cat Appreciation Day and its history
Fun fact – In the United States, August 17 is “Black Cat Appreciation Day”
Wayne H. Morris created the day in honor of his late sister, June, who had a black cat, Sinbad. The day was chosen in memory of June’s passing. In 2011 to honor his sister who had passed away and her black cat Sinbad who his father did not want in the house due to it being black, he created Black cat appreciation day on August 17th. Wayne dedicated his life to animal rescue.
Is there an official Cat Day?
U.S. National Cat Day is celebrated on October 29. It was created by Colleen Paige to bring awareness to the number of cats that need to be rescued each year.
Why is International Cat Day celebrated?
The International Fund for Animal Welfare started celebrating August 8 as International Cats Day in 2002. This celebration helps in providing awareness for cats and learning about ways to aid and preserve them. Every year on August 8, International Cat Day is celebrated.
Since 1987, Japan has been celebrating Cat Day on February 22 (2-22) — or “Nyan, Nyan, Nyan.” This is a fitting “holiday” for a country with the world’s highest rate of cat ownership
Since we have so many reasons and holidays to celebrate, you’ll love these cute Black Cat Crafts for Kids!
15 Easy and Fun Black Cat Crafts for Kids
Have you ever painted with forks? We gave it a go today and loved how it creates the perfect looking texture for fur for these easy black cat paintings. Grab some black paint, construction paper, and plastic forks to create these fun Fork Painted Black Cats for Halloween!
Fun fact: There are more black cats than any other color because the black gene is most dominant for felines. The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) recognizes 22 cat breeds that can come with solid black coats
The paper quilling black cat craft brings together elements of fun and spookiness in equal parts. Kids would love to create this Halloween card.
Here’s a cute black cat craft that kids will love to make for Halloween! It’s really easy for little ones to put together themselves and looks very sweet sitting on a windowsill or shelf. Via Tea Time Monkeys
4. Moving Eyes Black Cat Crafts for Kids
Make a fun PAPER PLATE MOVING EYES CAT CRAFT. It’s a really easy black cat craft to make. The eyes sit on a simple cardboard strip and when you pull or push it, you make the eyes move from side to side. What a lovely interactive cat craft that kids of all ages will enjoy! Via Kids Craft Room
Famous cats – India, also known as Willie, was a presidential cat owned by George W. Bush and Laura Bush who lived with them at the White House.
This Black cat craft is put together using construction paper strips. Frugal and insanely fun. Cat lovers will love this craft idea all year round, but make a black one and this will be a great Halloween craft to make with your kids. Via Easy Peasy and Fun
Do you have a kiddo that isn’t into the scary side of Halloween? Or maybe you just need a quick and easy Halloween craft that all kids will enjoy? This super cute black cat craft is perfect for both! It’s a simple craft that is just too adorable to pass up! via Where Imagination Grows
Famous Cats – Gladstone is a British cat who is the resident chief mouser of HM Treasury in Whitehall, London
Fireflies and Mudpies
Make a quick Halloween craft with your kids using an old black sock, buttons, and ribbon. It’s a 15-minute project that’s perfect for an afternoon or a party activity! Via Home Talk
Fun fact – Black cats can also “rust” in sunlight, the coat turning a lighter brownish-red shade. Eumelanin, the pigment that is required to produce the black fur, is somewhat fragile, so the rusting effect can be more pronounced in cats that frequently spend time in the sun.
This Tissue Paper Black Cat is not only super simple and really inexpensive but it’s also perfect for younger children too! Plus it goes along perfectly with one of our favorite children’s books – Have You Seen My Cat? by Eric Carle making it a great excuse to have story-time too! via Glued to My Crafts
Pink Stripey Socks
This Halloween Black Cat Wreath Craft is so cool and easy to make! It’s a great Halloween craft for kids of all ages and such a fun way to decorate the home or classroom. We just love the cats’ bushy tails and feisty claws! via Kids Craft Room
A Free Halloween Black Cat Softie Pattern to enjoy with kids. A Perfect Beginner Sewing Project to teach your kids how to sew and have lots of fun together. Because Halloween does not always need to be scary, how about this cute Halloween Black Cat Softie? via The Crafting Nook
Did You know? Black cats have been found to have lower odds of adoption in American shelters compared to other colors
In 2014 Toronto, Canada’s largest city, held an event on Black Friday during which people could adopt a black cat without paying the usual $75 adoption fee, in order to encourage the adoption of black cats. This trend has now spread across the United States, with many shelters offering free adoption of black cats on Black Friday.
Make an adorable (and spooky) handprint black cat craft. via Easy Peasy and Fun
Here’s a fun upcycling idea, make a Halloween herb garden from recycled plastic bottle planters. Via The Craft Train
Make this lovely little black cat paper craft using a paper pinwheel base. Via Easy Peasy and Fun
With the success of the 2018 African-themed superhero film, Black Panther, there was a fad for adopting black domestic cats as pets and naming them after various characters of the film,
Meow! Aren’t these black cats so cute? They are the perfect (and not so scary!) holiday decoration for your house or classroom. Or use them in pretend play! My kiddos had a great time making non-candy treats for Halloween!