Can't get enough black cats. They're purr-fect! I adore my old green-eyed black cat (as I've mentioned at least once before). We just got back from Denver and I think he actually missed me!
I fell in love with this adorable origami cat box designed by Gay Merrell Gross. Here's a link to the video: https://youtu.be/EMlwU_fV7Rs.
Eyes or no eyes? I debated back and forth. Tried several different eyes. Didn't like any of them. Decided to leave the face in that true origami form. However, I did not abide by other origami principles. I used 65lb black cardstock - usually way to heavy for origami. But, I wanted him to be sturdy. Sturdy enough to hold candy corn.
Tips for using heavier paper to make the cat box:
1. Use a bone folder on the initial horizontal, vertical and diagonal folds.
2. Press firmly on every fold.
3. Staple the head to the body. (Kids can turn it upside down and the head stays on!)
I used a white ink pad to add definition to his nose and a little on his feet.
Of course, I had to have a cute tag to tie up the candy corn. This black cat is purr-fect!
Then I decided the tag would make a cute Halloween card. So I made it all a bit larger.
You can download the black cat tag, in both sizes, HERE.
Gotta love black cat season! Of course, I have black cat season all year round. Maybe this black cat tag will find a home with you.
So glad you came by for my first halloween post of the year. There will be a lot more to come. ALERT: Challenge to come next week with a great prize. Stay tuned!