C is for Cat Craft: Lately we have been working our way through our letter of the week crafts. While I am not personally a fan of focusing on one letter for an entire week, these simple crafts are a ton of fun for getting kids exploring letters.
Your child is going to love learning about the letter C while creating an awesome cat. Remember, encourage your child to be as creative as they’d like while learning about the letter C. You don’t have to use all that I did, or anything that I am using. Appeal to your child’s wants and desires. The C can be transformed to a princess cat, and be made from lace, or your child’s cat can turn into a superhero with a cape made of
leather dark plastic. The possibilities are endless! Now, who said learning won’t be fun?
ITEMS NEEDED FOR AN UPPERCASE LETTER C CRAFT:
- Construction Paper
- Sharpie Marker
- Googly Eyes
HOW TO CREATE YOUR C IS FOR CAT:
1. Draw out a backwards uppercase letter C, with your Sharpie marker. Above your C draw out the ears, which look like two triangles, make sure you keep them attached. Unless, of course, you choose to make ears from something else.
2. Cut your shape out. The letter C is simple enough for most children to be able to follow it’s shape. Adults may need to cut around the ears.
3. Let your child have fun while gently placing dots of glue along the back of the letter C.
4. Firmly place the glue side down C onto color construction paper. Grab the googly eyes and have your child choose, glue free first, where they’d like to place the eyes. To help your child, place a tiny mark where they should apply a small dab of glue. Then have your child place the eyes over the glue. Meow, it’s coming together!
5. Trace and cut out three triangles. Two identical ones, just a tad bit smaller than the ears, to go over the ears. One smaller triangle for the nose (use the googly eyes as a good size guide). Once you feel confident on the sizes and placement, have your child glue just the ears on. Feel free to mark the place for the nose.
6. Time to add whiskers! Cut an 5 x 1 inch strand of black construction paper. Then, take the strand and cut it across on both ends (leaving a half an inch or so in the center to be glued down) As always, you can use other things for the whiskers. We all know how much kids love pipe cleaners!
7. Place a small dab of glue on the mark that is meant for the nose. Gently place the center of the whiskers over the glue. Once the glue is dry, apply a small dab of glue over the center of the whiskers and apply the small triangle over it (remember pointy side down).
8. Almost done! Now for the fun part. What colors will your child use to decorate their cat? We used brown pompoms. Have your child apply generous dabs about an inch apart from each other, on the C. Then let your child place a pompom over each dab of glue.
9. Last step! Ready to bring life to the letter C? Time to add in the mouth. Using a sharpie, from the bottom of the nose down, draw a straight line, think of the bottom of an umbrella as you add in a curve. Do the same on the other end as you create an identical curve. Of course, your child’s C may be count dracucat and feel free to create an open mouth filled with fangs instead!
C is for Cat Finger Plays:
Five Little Kittens:
Five little kittens standing in a row.
(Extend left fingers upward, palm out)
They nod their heads to the children so.
(Bend fingers forward.)
They run to the left, they run to the right.
(Wiggle fingers to left and then to the right.)
They stand up and stretch in the bright sunlight.
(Stretch fingers slowly.)
Along comes a dog, whos in for some fun.
(Move right first slowly toward stretching fingers.)
M-E-O-W, see those kittens run!
(Run left fingers behind back.)
Meow! Roar! Your letter of the week, uppercase C has been brought to life! I hope your child had a blast learning and creating with the letter C. Be sure to hang up your child’s creation on your word wall. Be sure to tag Parenting Chaos when your share your child’s work of art on social media!