Putting Together The Witch's Cat

This is a cute twist on Pin the Tail on the Donkey.


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Making a black cat may be the next stunt/game for your Halloween Party.

A large black cardboard cat is cut into as many pieces as there are players.

Each child is given a piece and one by one, as they are blindfolded, they try to pin the pieces of the cat in correct position on a sheet or curtain.

If the party is a large one, there may be two teams, and the team that succeeds in putting together the most anatomically correct cat is the winner.

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