Craft a Cat Candy Cone for Halloween Activity

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Updated on Oct 24, 2011

A perfect way to share Halloween treats – create a simple cone shape that is stapled in place, then create a black cat face to affix to the side of the cone. These make great Halloween gifts or place settings for parties when filled with your favorite candy!

What You Need:

  • Black and pink construction paper: 8.5” x 11” each
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue stick
  • Jewels or sequins for the eyes
  • 2 black pipe cleaners
  • Clear tape
  • Small plate to help create a cone
  • Stapler


What You Do:

  1. Trace around a small plate on black construction paper. Cut out the circle from the plate and twirl it into a cone shape. Staple the edges of the cone in place and set aside.
  2. On the black paper, draw an oval shape with two triangles on it to create a cat head. Cut the shape out.
  3. On the pink paper, draw two smaller triangles for the inner ears, a small circle for the nose and a half- circle for the mouth. Cut these shapes out and glue them into place on the black cat head.
  4. Glue the jewel or sequin eyes in place on the cat face.
  5. Fold a pipe cleaner in half and cut it in the center. Fold half of the pipe cleaner into three equal parts, cut at the folds creating 3 whiskers. Glue these three whiskers onto one side of the cat face using a glue stick. Repeat with the other half of the pipe cleaner for the opposite side of the face.
  6. Glue the bottom half of the cat face onto the top of the cone. Half of the face should be above the cone without glue.
  7. Cut the other pipe cleaner in half and curl the top part of it to resemble a cat tail. Glue the straight side of the tail to the back of the cone and then place a small piece of tape over the glued pipe cleaner to reinforce it to the paper.
  8. Fill your cone with your favorite candies and share it with a friend!


Helpful Hint: Use your cat cone as a place setting by writing a name on the front of the cone using a white paint marker.  

Ellen Dean has worked as an art educator in Thailand since 2005, working with both children and adults. She has also been a professional artist working in painting, sculpture and photography since 1996.