Black Magic Cat

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Black Magic Cat Halloween Decoration
Total Time afternoon or evening Ages all-ages

This spooky kitty can actually slink through a closed window -- making him the perfect Halloween window decoration.

What you'll need

  • Black knit cap
  • 1 pair of kids' or women's black socks
  • Child-size black tights (size 4-6 or 6-8)
  • 1 black tube sock or kneesock
  • Polyester fiber stuffing
  • 2 18-inch lengths of floral wire
  • Scissors
  • 1 sheet of black felt
  • 1 sheet of gray felt
  • Glue gun or double-sided tape
  • 1 sheet of orange felt
  • Two 1-inch googly eyes
  • Mouse toy
  • Needle and thread
  • Duct tape

How to make it

  1. Black Magic Cat - Step 1

    To make the body, fill the cap, socks and tights with stuffing, leaving at least 2 1/2 inches of unstuffed fabric at the opening of each article. Twist the wires together and insert them into the tail (tube or kneesock). Fold under any extra.

  2. Black Magic Cat - Step 2

    Cut out 2 notched ears from the black felt. Then cut 2 small gray felt triangles and glue or tape them to the middle of each ear.

  3. Black Magic Cat - Step 3

    Cut whiskers and 12 claws from the gray felt and a triangular nose from the orange felt. Using the glue gun or double-sided tape, affix the ears, googly eyes, whiskers and nose to the top of the cap.

  4. Sew the mouse toy to the cat's mouth. Attach the claws to the tips of the two shorter socks and the tights.

  5. To assemble the cat, cut a strip of duct tape 6 inches longer than the width of the cap. Center the tape over the opening of the cap and, standing outside your double-hung window, secure the cap along the bottom edge of the top window (see illustration).

  6. Next, tape the front paws along each side of the head. Tape the open end of the tail to the opening of the tights, between the legs. From inside the house, tape the body to the top of the lower window (see illustration). Let the legs and tail flop down over the tape. If you like, wedge a rolled-up sock between the legs and the tape to give more arch to the cat's back.

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