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How to Easily Make Cat Ears

Updated April 17, 2017

Cat costumes are popular for Halloween and other festivities. Some costumes are custom-made and expensive. For those who do not want to spend too much time and money making an expensive cat costume, a great option is to construct feline ears out of household products. Making cat ears takes only a few minutes and costs about five dollars (as of February 2011).

Cut one 3-1/2-by-5-1/2 inch rectangle from the black construction paper. Cut one 3-by-5-inch rectangle from pink construction paper. Put the pink rectangle aside to work on the black one first.

Orient the rectangle to you so its short sides are on the top and bottom, portrait-style.

Fold the rectangle in half from top to bottom.

Fold the rectangle from left to right. You now have a shape one quarter the size of the original rectangle.

Unfold the rectangle once, so you have a crease down the middle and a fold at the top.

Cut the paper from the bottom up to the top corners. Begin where the middle crease meets the bottom of the paper and cut up to one top corner, then again to the other top corner, to create an upside-down triangle shape.

Unfold the shape and you have a diamond with a crease down the middle vertically and across the middle horizontally.

Repeat Steps 2-7 with the pink rectangle.

Tape the pink diamond centred inside the back diamond.

Cut the diamond in half horizontally to give you two pink triangles inside two black triangles.

Tape the bottoms of the triangles to the headband to make your cat ears.

Things You'll Need

  • Black construction paper
  • Pink construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Headband
  • Scotch Tape
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About the Author

Kevin Smith has been writing professionally since 2007. He has published material in "The Guilfordian" and online at CampArrowhead.org. Smith also works as a photographer, videographer, substitute teacher and sculptor. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and visual art from Guilford College.