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Paper Plate Cat Craft

Looking for a fun way to celebrate the famous stories and illustrations by Eric Carle? Creating crafts inspired by his books like this Paper Plate Cat Craft is perfect!
Paper Plate Cat Craft


Paper Plate Cat Craft:

Have you ever found a children’s book author that you just loved and adored? Eric Carle has always been one of our favorites! From his creative books to his amazing illustrations, we often find ourselves reading his books over and over again. What better way to celebrate an author or a book that you love then to pair it with a fun craft! Once we read the book Have You Seen My Cat?, we just had to create this Paper Plate Cat Craft. All you need to do before creating this paper plate craft is read the book first! Then, once you do that, you’re ready for some creative craft time! 


Craft for Kids


Getting Ready To Make The Paper Plate Cat Craft:

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What’s Needed:

  • Have You Seen My Cat? by Eric Carle
  • 2 Paper Plates
  • Orange, Blue, Green, Peach, and Grey Craft Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Black Marker
  • Pipe Cleaner


Paper Plate Cat Craft


How To Make The Paper Plate Cat Craft:

To begin making this paper plate craft, cut your paper plate into the shape of a cat face. You will want to round the top. Next, you will want to cut the sides so the top part is flat and the bottom parts is slanted. Then, you will want to round the bottom of the paper plate. (See the picture below.)


Paper Plate Cat Craft

From the extra paper plate, cut out two triangles for the ears, two ovals for the eyes, a rounded triangle for the chin, and a tiny triangle for the nose.

Next, paint one ear orange and lightly brush the other one blue. After painting the ears, use the grey paint to paint the top of the cat’s head and the bridge of the nose.


Paper Plate Craft

Then, paint the right side of the cat’s face orange and lightly brush the other side blue. While the paint on the cat’s face dries, paint the cat’s eyes green and its nose peach.

After the paint dries, glue the eyes, nose and chin onto the cat’s face. Then, glue the the ears to the top of the paper plate.


Book Inspired Craft

Next, draw a mouth on under the nose with a black marker. Finally, cut pipe cleaners into 6 pieces that are about 3 inches long. Then, glue 3 each side of the cat’s mouth.


This Paper Plate Cat Craft is a fun, book-inspired craft for your kids to create after reading the book Have You Seen My Cat by Eric Carle. Hope your kids enjoy making this project as much as mine did!



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Paper Plate Cat Craft


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