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Pete The Cat Paper Bag Puppet [Free Template]

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As a family, Pete the Cat books are one of our favorites to read! The kids love them and we, as parents, actually enjoy them too.

Pete is fun, modern and helps teach kids valuable life lessons. And he has really catchy songs!

That’s exactly why we made this Pete the Cat paper bag puppet craft.

It’s the newest craft in our large collection of paper bag crafts for kids (so if you’re looking for more ideas, be sure to check those ones out too!).

If your kids can’t get enough of all the Pete the Cat books and songs, why not make this fun craft to go along with everything else?

This Pete the Cat puppet goes along perfectly with Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons book!

We’ve made it super simple to recreate with a free printable template.

Read on below watch our quick video tutorial to see how to make this paper bag puppet with your kids at home or in the classroom!

Pete The Cat Craft

Pete the Cat paper bag puppet image collage with the words “Pete the cat puppet craft” in the middle

Supplies

Directions

Download the Pete the Cat puppet template, print out the pieces and cut each one out.

hands holding Pete the Cat craft template

Place the blue body piece just below the top flap and glue in place.

hands gluing blue onto paper bag Pete the Cat

Glue the yellow shirt piece on top of the blue body.

hands gluing shirt onto Pete the Cat paper bag craft

Position the collar on either side of the shirt and glue down.

hands gluing collar onto paper bag Pete the Cat

Place the three colored buttons down the middle of the shirt.

hands gluing buttons onto paper Pete the Cat puppet

Use the black marker to draw the four holes on the button.

hands drawing button holes on paper bag Pete the Cat

Glue the blue cat face to the top flap of the brown paper bag.

hands gluing Pete the Cat face onto paper bag

Place Pete’s ears behind the bag and glue in place.

hands gluing paper Pete the Cat ears onto craft

Assemble Pete’s eyes by gluing the black part onto the large yellow eye. Next, glue the white part on top of that. Flip over and trim off the excess.

hands assembling paper Pete the Cat eyes hands trimming paper Pete the Cat eyes

Glue Pete’s eyes in place in the middle of the paper bag flap.

hands gluing paper Pete the Cat eyes onto puppet craft

Position his white nose just beneath his eyes and glue down. hands gluing nose onto paper bag puppet craft

This Pete the Cat paper bag craft is so fun to make!

Because there are a few more steps than usual to make this puppet, we suggest making sure there is an adult to help with young children. Depending on their age, they made need help cutting out all the pieces or gluing them in place.

Related: Paper Bag Olaf Craft

Two Pete the cat paper bag puppet crafts

If you want to simplify this puppet, we have a few suggestions.

First, you can leave off the buttons. Even though the groovy buttons give Pete that classic look, they really aren’t 100% necessary. Or if you still want the buttons but don’t want the extra steps of cutting and gluing, you can use markers to draw on your own.

Two Pete the cat puppet crafts

Related: Pete The Cat Easter Eggs

Second, you can choose to forgo the collar. Instead, just glue on a yellow rectangle and call it good!

Do you really need the bare minimum for this Pete the Cat craft? If so, leave off the shirt entirely and instead glue on a long strip of dark blue to the bottom of the paper bag.

Finally, our last suggestion is to simplify Pete’s eyes. You’ll still need to use the yellow for the eyes, but you can use a black marker to draw in the next part of his eye. Finish it off with the white circle and you’ve cut out one more step!

One Pete the cat paper bag puppet
2 pete the cat paper bag puppet crafts

As you can see, there are lots of ways to modify this craft to make it even easier and younger child-friendly!

Share With Us

If you made this craft with your kids or students, we would love to see how they look!

Take a picture of your finished puppets, then post them to our Facebook page or join our private Facebook group and show them in there.

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Pete The Cat Paper Bag Puppet

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Medium

Learn how to make this cute Pete the Cat paper bag puppet!

Materials

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored card stock (in dark blue, yellow, dark yellow, black and button colors)
  • White card stock
  • Glue stick
  • Black marker
  • Pete the Cat puppet template (download form located at the end of the page)

Tools

  • 1" hole punch (optional)
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Download the Pete the Cat puppet template, print out the pieces and cut each one out.
  2. Place the blue body piece just below the top flap and glue in place.
  3. Glue the yellow shirt piece on top of the blue body.
  4. Position the collar on either side of the shirt and glue down.
  5. Place the three colored buttons down the middle of the shirt.
  6. Use the black marker to draw the four holes on the button.
  7. Glue the blue cat face to the top flap of the brown paper bag.
  8. Place Pete's ears behind the bag and glue in place.
  9. Assemble Pete's eyes by gluing the black part onto the large yellow eye. Next, glue the white part on top of that. Flip over and trim off the excess.
  10. Glue Pete's eyes in place in the middle of the paper bag flap.
  11. Position his white nose just beneath his eyes and glue down.

Free Pete The Cat Template

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