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Every house needs some Black Cat decor for Halloween! You can make these “scary” or “cute” AND they’re the perfect craft for the kids to help paint! All you need is scrap wood, paint and raffia! If you don’t have raffia on hand, you can use twine. Just unravel the ends after you tie it in a bow so it’s “wild” like a cat’s whiskers 😉
Let’s get started:
You need (1) 2×4 cut to about 8″ give or take. This is purely preference. You can also make a family of cats and cut them to varying heights.
About 1.5″ down from the top mark the middle. Then take a ruler and make a line from the corner to the center mark. This is where you will use your scroll saw to cut the “ears”.
Once cut, sand any rough edges and paint the entire piece black. THIS is my favorite black paint. This is the perfect job for little ones to do. When the first coat is dry, make two small white ovals (and then black dots) for the “eyes”. If you have these googly eyes, you can use those too!
Once all the paint is dry, tie on some raffia (or twine) and display! Since these are cut out of 2×4’s, they sit perfectly on just about any surface! If you want to display them on your porch, spray a coat of sealant over the top and you’re good to go! Place them around your house or group a family together.
This is a piece that you will enjoy setting out every year for Halloween!
What have you created for Halloween? What is your favorite piece to decorate with this time of year?