I absolutely am a bit cat mad ( I have two fur babies of my own). So anything to do with felines gets me excited!
Black cats are just as much a part of the Halloween season as pumpkins, costumes, and trick or treating.
If you’re looking for a printable black cat template to spruce up your Halloween crafts this year but don’t feel like spending any money on them then take a look at these 6 free templates.
I think black cats are super cute! I’ve always loved black cats, so my black cat templates will definitely share that sentiment.
6 Printable Black Cat Templates
Large Sitting Black Cat Silhouette Printable Template
Three Sitting Black Cats Silhouette Printable Template
Large Walking Black Cat Silhouette Template
Six Walking Black Cats Silhouette Printable Template
Black Cat with Hat Template
Black Cat with Heart Eyes Printable Template
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What can you do with your printable black cat templates?
All of these black cat template printables can be used in your art journal, creative journal, junk journal, bullet journal (I love them all!).
Use them for crafting, school projects, décor, posters, bulletin boards, invitations, wedding stationery (hmmm… I won’t judge you if that’s your thing), birthday cards… and really anything your mind can conceive of!
Watercolor Brush Pen Cats
I have used watercolor brush pens to create a tied-died bat effect using one of the cat templates above.
This is a fun and easy brush pen project that is great for both children and adults!
Watercolor brush pens are awesome for creating a watercolor effect for art and craft projects.
To help you out, I have put together these printable templates so that all you have to do is transfer the shape onto your watercolor paper and get on with the painting!
If you would like to try this out, you should transfer the cat template to watercolor paper. This is how…
How to Transfer the Cat Outline to Watercolor Paper
- Print out your cat template on standard printer paper or color paper.
- Tape your printed template to a window with light behind it so that you can see the outline of the bat coming through.
- Using a soft lead pencil (2B, 4B, 6B, or 8B), trace over the printed outline of the bat that you can see through the paper. Do this quite firmly so that you have left enough lead on the surface to be transferred easily onto the watercolor paper.
- Place your printed bat template with the traced pencil outline face-down on your watercolor paper.
- Using your pencil once again, trace the printed bat outline so that the pencil line gets transferred to your watercolor paper.
- Voila! You have your transferred shape, and you don’t need to hand- draw it yourself!
- Now you can use your watercolor or watercolor brush pens and start your painting!
Other Ways to Use your Bat Template Printables
Halloween Décor or just plain spooky décor.
Print out the cat templates and stick them onto your front door, postbox, windows, or walls using Blu tack or masking tape.
Use the bat template for pumpkin carving.
Print out the cat template and trace it onto a pumpkin. Cut your shape from the pumpkin with a sharp knife, then use an ice cream scoop to remove all of the seeds inside before you carve!
Use your cat templates to document a spooky story as part of the background for an art journal page or even just to doodle on.
Create a cute kitty invitation using the templates above to announce your Halloween party!
In this way, you can tell people what they should wear and how they will be able to find your home.
You can use these cat templates to do coloring-in activities, either for yourself or with kids!
If you want them to be something other than black and white, print the template on colored paper.
These cats make the perfect images for you to make your own Halloween kitty stickers – print the cat template on sticker paper and cutting out the cat shapes.
You can then use these stickers for anything you like!
Use them as a fun way to label party favors, package up treats in gift bags or boxes, make place cards for your dinner table at Halloween and Christmas parties… the possibilities are endless with these printable templates!
Use them for decorating.
Print your black cat templates out on the back of cardstock and use these as decorations for your Halloween party, or anywhere you like!
Print them on normal paper and cut them out for décor, embellishments, and other crafty projects!
Print them on different paper.
Try printing them on texture paper or even tracing paper. You can really get some great effects!
Whether you want to work on a craft project, add some spooky decor for Halloween, or even just need a cute template for your art journal pages, these black cat printables are perfect!
Grab your free black cat template to use at home, in the classroom, or at any time of year.
They make great gifts too if you know someone who also loves cats.
I hope that this article has given you plenty of inspiration and ideas for using black cats all around your house -or wherever else they may be needed!
Here are some other templates that you might enjoy…
Happy art-making everyone!