A quick and easy craft with your child on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Tried and tested by a primary school teacher and mum!


  • 1 sheet Newspaper
  • 1 pack A variety of markers
  • 1 Glue stick
  • 1 A pair of scissors
  • 1 Coloured paper of your choice


  1. Lay newspaper on your table and draw a simple outline of a cat on it. Draw a tail separately.
  2. Help your child to carefully cut around the cat and its tail.
  3. Glue the newspaper cat and tail onto your A4 coloured paper, make sure it’s glued right on the bottom so that it looks like the cat is sitting on the ground
  4. Use a black marker to draw two almond shaped eyes, a upsidedown triangle mouth, lines for the nose and some whiskers. Add details such as patterns on their tail and body with the black marker.
  5. Use left over coloured paper, to make a collar to paste on top of the neck area. To make the colour pop, use complementary colours: blue background, orange colour or purple background, yellow colour. And Voila! A sweet newspaper cat!!


Super easy to make!
Tip: if you find the newspaper to be too flimsy, glue it onto another of piece paper first before drawing a cat on it and cutting it. It’s much more durable that way for little hands!

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About The Author

Hi there! I’m a school teacher who loves all things creative - be it film, theatre, art, photography or travel. Above all I’m a mum - you can find me on insta via: wendyfindsbeauty

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  • Great idea and just in time for the holidays coming up. Thanks for your post.


  • Yep, we made so many things with newspaper when I was a kid, then I made them with my kids and plan on making with my grandkids


  • So cute! Clever way to recycle too.


  • Easy as and cute :)


  • My boy loves cats and arts and crafts. This is soooo simple and cute! Will definitely have to try this one!


  • What a good Idea the only thing is the ink on the newspaper getting on their hands.

    • This is true. But there’s actually a pre printed one you can use! Let me know if you’d like me to send it to you. I’ll just need your email I think.


  • Looks simple and cute with not many expensive materials needed. I’m sure any child would love making a newspaper cat.


  • Lovely craft idea.


  • A very cute and creative cat craft idea. The cat looks terrific!


  • I love this idea but worried that the ink on the newspaper will get over the children.


  • So simple! My daughter is eager to make one ????

    • A whole lot these cute craft cats would look so cute as bunting. The perfect use for old newspapers.


  • So easy. Thank you for sharing


  • Easy craft idea


  • What a cute craft idea. Gorgeous.


  • Love craft using newspaper, we covered different boxes and milk cartons and built a city. They kids loved doing it.


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