My first graders loved constructing adorable cats. Students cut out the head and legs from thin cardboard scraps. Tacky glue was used to attach the pieces. When dry, the cats were painted with a single color. Another color was added to create a calico or tabby cat. Jumbo chenille stems were the perfect thickness for tails. The tails could be bent into different poses. Students used chenille stem whiskers that were black, white, or one of the cat’s colors. The whiskers were inserted into a bead for the nose, which was held in place with tacky glue. Black Sharpie was used for the mouth, and the eyes were glued on.
This lesson was on Fem Manuals blog.