Small paper plates/bowls
Prepare the table by covering it with old newspapers. Start by demonstrating how to draw a cat using simple shapes. I used a circle for the head, triangle for the ears (smaller triangles for the inside ears,) heart shape for the nose, and ovals for the eyes. After drawing our cats we painted them and cut them out.
You can give children the option to use other materials to make their cats. For example they can use yarn for the whiskers instead of painting it on. They can glue on googly eyes or construction paper or any other material for eyes/ears/nose.. etc.
For all art activities you can adjust the project to the child's age by assisting them with the drawings, cutting, folding, etc. The main idea is to spend time with your child and have fun! And remember there's no right or wrong way of doing any kind of art. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder! Enjoy the process!!!