The paper quilling black cat craft brings together elements of fun and spookiness in equal parts. Kids would love to create this Halloween card.
We may not celebrate Halloween or follow its underlying customs and rituals in their entirety but if you think deeper, certain superstitions are quite universal. A black cat crossing our paths is considered a bad omen not just in our culture but also by the medieval Germans. Isn’t it a beauty of this global era where you can celebrate the confluence of different cultures while marveling at how we all share a similar fabric somewhere?
Superstitions notwithstanding, cats come a close second when it comes to pet-loving kids and adults. If you belong to this category, you’d love creating this paper quilling black cat craft for more reasons than one. And, if your child cannot have enough of cats, I highly recommend these top 21 cat crafts and books I’ve put together for the cat-loving community.
Paper Quilling Black Cat – A Halloween Craft for Kids
Supplies to make the Paper Quilling Black Cat Halloween Craft for Kids
- Quilling paper strips
- Craft paper – white, pink and brown
- Black sharpie
- Craft glue
- Slotted quilling tool
Steps to make the Paper Quilling Black Cat Halloween Craft for Kids
Take a 20 inch long (or longer) 5mm quilling strip and create a loose coil shape with it; this will be the body of the cat. Take a 10-inch long strip and create another loose coil shape; this will be the head. Use 4-inch strips to create 2 tight coil shapes (the legs), 2 triangle shapes (the ears) and 1 strip with half of its length coiled (the tail).
Use scissors to cut out 2 small round shapes from white craft paper for the eyes, 1 really small circle shape for the nose from pink craft paper and 4 really small strips of beige paper for the whiskers. Use a black sharpie to draw the eye on the circle cutouts.
Take the big loose coil (made from 20 inches long strip) and pinch one side to form a teardrop shape. Now press another point 1 cm from the previous one to form a flat top. This shape will be the body of the Paper Quilling Black Cat.
Prepare a dark-colored craft paper and apply glue on it tracing the body and the head of the Paper Quilling Black Cat.
Now, gently place the quilled body part below the small loose coil shape (head) on the glued paper. Allow the glue to dry.
Once the glue dries use scissors to cut the paper around the borders of the quilled parts.
Attach the tail on the side of the body, near the bottom. Lastly, attach the ears, feet, eyes, whiskers & nose on the quilled head of the cat. Allow the glue to dry completely.
Your paper quilled black cats are now ready to spread the spook. Actually, I find them rather cute, don’t you agree?
Looking for some more inspiration? Do check out our other Halloween Crafts.