Pete the Cat is the coolest children’s book character around. He has a fun personality that naturally draws kids in.
Since we love him so much, we decided to create this Pete the Cat headband craft for kids. It’s really easy but captures the essence of Pete.
If you’ve seen the Pete the Cat show on Amazon Prime, then you’ll notice that this craft is based more closely on the design of the new, cartoon Pete.
And side note, if you haven’t watched it with your kids, go do that! It’s such a cute show that parents will actually enjoy letting their kids watch!
Whether you’re making this headband craft with your own kids, with children at daycare, the library, or in the classroom, there’s a headband option that will work for everyone.
Read on below or watch our quick video tutorial to see how we created this Pete the Cat craft.
Pete The Cat Craft Idea
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Black marker
- Tape or stapler
- Pete the Cat headband template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Related: Pete The Cat Paper Bag Puppet Craft
Download the headband template, print and cut out the pieces. Inside our template we have three options:
- a full color option – just print, cut and you’re all set
- a black and white option -print and let the kids color it in
- a craft option – make your own Pete the Cat headband
The rest of the directions below are for making the craft version of this headband.
Glue the black eye piece to the inner corner of the yellow eye like in the picture below. Then glue the white eye piece to the center of the black piece. Repeat this for both eyes.
Take the completed eyes and glue them to the base of the headband so they’re centered. Next take the small, white nose and glue it below the eyes in the center of the headband.
If you want to give the eyes a little more detail, take a black marker and outline the top rim of each eye.
Take the extender pieces and tape or staple them to each side of the headband base. Wrap it around your child’s head so it fits a little loosely then tape, staple or paperclip it into a full circle.
This is such an easy craft for kids to make! And, if you’re making this with a big group of students, like in a library or classroom setting you can make it super simple by printing off the black and white version for kids to color in.
Have them use markers or crayons to color in their own unique headbands! The one cat on the left of the picture was colored in with these markers.
More Children’s Books Ideas
A unit study is a great way for kids to learn about a particular topic in a fun and engaging way. By using children’s books as the basis for the unit, you can ensure that your kids are learning about the subject matter in an age-appropriate way.
Additionally, kids will enjoy the characters and illustrations that are found in most children’s books. Just browse through our favorite ideas below to get one pulled together in a snap!
Fun Children’s Books
Reading to kids is not only a great way to bond with them, but it also has a number of important benefits for their development.
Children’s books expose kids to new vocabulary and concepts and help them to develop critical thinking skills. As they follow along with the story, kids learn to make predictions and inferences and to understand cause and effect.
Reading also helps kids to build their attention span and concentration, as well as encourages them to be creative and imaginative. And of course, reading is also a great way to wind down before bedtime and get some quality snuggle time!
Try adding in more with these fun children’s books:
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie – This classic children’s book is still a favorite of kids today! It’s a silly story that kids will love and parents will remember!
Can I Be Your Dog? – This is the cutest storybook about a dog named Arfy who’s a homeless dog. Follow his journey to finding the right family to adopt him!
The Kissing Hand -This sweet book will not only have kids captivated but may also help with separation anxiety. We definitely recommend adding this one to your collection!
Children’s Book Crafts
Kids love getting crafty! It’s a great way for them to learn new skills and express their creativity. And it’s not just about making pretty things – crafting can also help kids develop important life skills like patience, concentration, and problem-solving.
Add in some of these fun children’s book crafts:
Handprint Pigeon Craft – This fun handprint pigeon craft is a great way to keep the kids busy and entertained. Based on the popular children’s book by Mo Willem, this activity is perfect for a rainy day or just some simple family fun.
Mouse Headband Craft – This mouse headband craft is so much fun for kids and perfect for If You Give A Mouse A Cookie fans. It’s easy to make and requires very few materials, making it the perfect last-minute craft project.
Llama Paper Plate Craft – It’s time to get crafty! This fun paper plate llama is great to use when reading the popular children’s book, Llama Llama Red Pajama. Get your little one excited about reading with this easy and adorable craft.
Children’s Book Activities
If your kids the fun book, The Gruffalo and you want to get the kids to be more active, these Gruffalo kids yoga activities and printables are a fun way to achieve that!
These Pete the Cat printable activities are a fun way to practice memory, sequencing, colors, fine motor skills, and more.
Kids can’t get enough of Laura Numeroff books? Then they’ll love these If You Give A Mouse A Cookie counting mats. They’re great for practicing number identification and formation.
More Fun Kids’ Activities
- Colored card stock (in blue, yellow, black and white)
- Glue stick
- Black marker
- Tape or stapler
- Pete the Cat headband template
- Download the Pete the Cat template, print and cut out the pieces.
- Glue the black part of the eye almost to the innermost corner of each eyeball.
- Glue the white part of the eye in the center of the black part.
- Take the completed eyeballs and glue them in the center of the headband base.
- Glue the white nose just below the eyes.
- Take a black marker and trace the upper rim of both eyes.
- Attach as many headband extenders as needed to fit your child with tape or staples.