Teaching shapes: pumpkin-style is a fun way to put a Halloween/Fall twist on learning shapes. If you child is old enough have them draw the shapes, but if they are too young you can cut out different shapes and ask them to put them on the pumpkin. If you want to go the more messy, more expensive, injury-inducing, ER visit style you can use real pumpkins and a real knife.
For the Cat: Start with a triangle and fold into three more triangles like the picture to the left. Then turn it over and draw a face.
For those who are more dog lovers like me, here is how you fold the paper for the dog.
For the Dog: Start with an upside bottom triangle and fold the bottom like the picture below. Then fold two triangle ears down toward the folded bottom. Flip over and draw a face.