Halloween Ideas

Black Cat Outdoor Halloween Decoration

Create an arched-back black cat cut-out for your front yard to give trick-or-treaters and Halloween guests a fright.

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Materials Needed:

  • 2 'x 2' piece of plywood
  • jigsaw
  • fine-toothed wood-cutting jigsaw blade
  • electric drill with an extra-large drill bit
  • 18" wood landscaping stakes two
  • pneumatic nail gun and nails

Print and Cut Out Template

To create an oversized cat, have a local copy shop print out a 2' x 2' version of the cat template. Using scissors, cut out pattern.

Tip: If you'd prefer, you can create smaller versions of the cat using templates printed onto standard printer paper.

Trace Template

Use a pencil to trace the cat template onto a 2' x 2' piece of plywood.

Cut Cat Out

Use a jigsaw equipped with a fine-toothed wood-cutting blade to cut the cat out by slowly following your pencil lines.

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