Do your kids enjoy reading the Pete the Cat book series? Then they'll love this fun fingerprint Pete the Cat ornament idea! Plus, see more book-inspired ornaments at the bottom of this post.
Fingerprint Pete The Cat Ornament Tutorial For Kids
This craft is fun for preschoolers, kindergartners, and first graders to make with your help or by themselves. We used a fillable plastic ornament, but you could use any plain ornament instead.
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- plastic fillable ornaments
- black, blue, yellow, and white paint
- Mod Podge
- tissue paper squares
- black marker
Use Mod Podge to paint the inside of the ornament. Stick on the tissue paper squares going back over it with more Mod Podge as you go. Let dry.
For the paint, we prefer to use enamel paints. Otherwise you can use acrylic paints and a clear sealant.
Paint the pointer finger with blue. Add on two triangle ears, 2 arms, 2 feet, and a tail.
Once dry, paint on Pete's eyes (use the book or a photo online for reference). Add a small black dot inside each yellow eye. Add an even smaller white dot inside the black dots.
Paint on a white nose. Let dry.
To finish your Pete the Cat fingerprint, use a permanent marker to add a few whiskers.
Optional: add a Christmas themed ribbon around the sides of the ornaments using hot glue. (we used Glue Dots for ours). Don't forget to add a ribbon/string for hanging the finished Pete the Cat ornament on the Christmas tree!
Pete The Cat Saves Christmas
This is a really cute book that we picked up at the Scholastic book fair one year at the kids' school. Santa becomes sick the day before Christmas so he calls Pete to deliver all the presents to the kids. He uses his red minibus instead of a sleigh for the reindeer to pull, which of course he thinks is totally groovy.
It has the message of giving and giving your all, no matter how small.
You can buy the book here. You may also enjoy the Pete the Cat Footprint Craft we made for Christmas a few years ago.
More Book Themed Christmas Ornaments
This fun fingerprint Pete the Cat ornament is part of the annual 10 Days of Kid Made Christmas series featuring ornaments inspired by books. Stop by Mama Miss to see all the ornament crafts. Here's a few from this year's series:
- Grinch Spoon Ornaments by The Joy of Sharing
- Nativity Star Ornaments by Happy Brown House
- Christmas Tree Truck Ornaments by Mama.Papa.Bubba.
- Plastic Heart-shaped Penguin Ornaments - We made these for our other blog!