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Black Cat Collage

Kinders learned how to trace and cut out a simple cat, and then draw a setting with a black Sharpie marker. The contrast between the two makes the art fun to look at.


  • Card stock paper, black and assorted colors (I like the Recollections brand)
  • Heavy paper for templates
  • Black Sharpie
  • Pencil crayon, white
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks



  1. Prep: Cut cat body templates from heavy paper. Cut black paper to 4.25″ x 5.5″ rectangles. Cut yellow paper to approx 1″ x 2″ rectangles.
  2. Students use the cat body template to trace the shape onto the black paper.
  3. The cat is cut out with a scissors.
  4. Eyes are cut from the yellow paper, completed with a black Sharpie, and glued to the cat.
  5. The mouth and whiskers are drawn with a white pencil crayon.
  6. The cat is glued to a background paper.
  7. A setting is drawn with the Sharpie marker. The more detail, the better.