Pete the Cat Felt Board Story

This kids craft project is inspired by Pinterest and the illustrations found in the popular children’s book Pete the Cat.

As an early childhood educator who has been in the field for many years, it is always a good idea to stay current.  I have come to realize through the children, new teachers and practicum students that Pete the Cat by James Dean and Eric Litwin is fast becoming a very popular children’s book series. The books are fun, hip and carry good messages for children.

pete the cat felt board


How I Did This Project

Material Needed:

  • Felt material
  • Fabric Paint
  • Craft Glue
  • Scissors
  • Firm paper (in between paper and cardboard)

pete the cat felt activityTo make the felt story, I first created templates for the cat, shoes and eyes.  It took a number of tries to get the shape of Pete the Cat and his eyes just right. I used the image from Pinterest I was inspired by as well as the book illustrations. After the template was drawn and cut, I placed the template onto the felt material and cut out the pieces. I finished the project with fabric paint and glue.

What I like about this view of Pete the Cat is that it can be used for two separate books: Pete the Cat, I Love My White Shoes and Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by interchanging the felt pieces to match.

Pinterest Inspiration

This project was inspired by another Pete the Cat image I found on Pinterest.


About the Author: 

An early childhood educator, who runs her own website Circle of Ideas offering online workshops in early childhood education for professional development. I love making felt board stories which can be viewed on my blog Felt Board Ideas and my Pinterest boards.

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