This Pete the Cat paper plate craft is more than just your typical crafty project. It’s a fun mobile that you can hang in any room to remind you of the story of Pete the Cat and his White sneakers. Plus it combines a love for reading with the fun of doing arts and crafts. And be sure to check out our tip in step 1 to make this project easier an less messy if you are crafting with little ones or a group of kids.
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Paper plate (9-inch coated)
- Blue paint
- Large pompom
- White crayon
- Blue construction paper
- Glue stick
- Scraps of yellow, white and black construction paper
- Single hole punch
- White yarn
- Pete the Cat printable template
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Get the “Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes” book to go with this fun craft…
Pete the Cat Paper Plate Craft Instructions
Step 1: Paint
- Lay out some newspaper to manage the mess.
- Pinch the pompom with a clothespin to create a “paint brush”
- Squeeze out some blue paint and paint one side of the paper plate.
- Give a minute to dry and then paint the other side also.
*If you want to skip this step all together or you are crafting with a group of preschoolers, for instance, you may choose to purchase already blue party plates instead of messing with paint and waiting through the dry time.
Step 2: Use the Pete the Craft Printable Template
- Print out the Pete the Cat craft template and use it to cut out all of the pieces for your craft project.
- Be sure to cut 2 identical Pete the Cat heads since we are going to sandwich them together for the top of the mobile.
Step 3: Cut Out the Shoes
- Print the second Pete the Cat craft template (the shoes) and cut them out.
- It’s best to use cardstock if you have it, but regular printer paper will work too.
*If this is a Pete the Cat craft for preschool, you may want to precut some of the more challenging shapes. You know the abilities of your child.
Step 4: Put Together Pete the Cat’s Face
- Let’s put Pete’s face together.
- First use the glue stick to put his big yellow eyes in place. Then add the black center.
- Use the white crayon to add the center of the each eye.
- Last, glue Pete’s nose in place.
Step 5: Cut a Spiral
- Now that the paint has thoroughly dried on the paper plate, cut a spiral shape with the sections about 3 inches across.
- When you get to the center, fold up the middle.
- Also smooth out any sharp corners.
Step 6: Start Putting It Together
- Glue the decorated side of Pete’s head onto the tab that you have folded up in the middle of the paper plate.
- Then take the second cut out head and sandwich it onto the back, with the center of the paper plate right in the middle.
Step 7: Add the Shoes
- Now glue the white shoes in place too.
- For best results, hold the mobile up instead of leaving it flat on the table to decide where the best placement is for the shoes.
- You can fold them down a bit if you want to.
Step 8: Add a Hanger
- Last, let’s give the Pete the Cat mobile a hanger.
- Use the hole punch to put a hole right in the center of the head.
- Cut a length of white yarn about 12″ long and lace it through the hole.
- Last, tie a knot at the end of the yarn.
Now that you know how to do this Pete the Craft activity, what will you do with him? Maybe hang this fun paper plate craft in your room? Or give it to your teacher to hang up in the classroom? That would be a lovely surprise.