Pete the Cat Saves Christmas* is a good book for kids to read for Christmas and has fun-looking illustrations. We love to do activities that go along with the books (see our book-themed crafts category here). I love the way the cover looks and thought it would be cute to recreate our own version inspired by it. We came up with a Pete the Cat Saves Christmas footprint craft that is pretty easy to make in less than an hour.
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How to make the Pete the Cat Saves Christmas Footprint Craft
- black, white, and yellow paint
- construction paper
1. Start by painting the foot with black paint and making a print in the center of the page.
2. Next, paint just the palm black. Make a print on top of the heel. This will be Pete’s head.
3. Add ears, a tail, and arms.
4. When it has finished drying, make yellow eyes with black and white parts in the center of each.
5. Draw on a Santa hat.
6. Draw and color presents.
7. Write, ‘Pete the Cat!’
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas Book Review
You may have already read a book from the Pete the Cat series. This one is about how Santa gets sick on Christmas Eve so he calls Pete to save Christmas. He helps Santa by delivering toys in his red bus. The book touches on ‘giving it your all for Christmas,’ – even though Pete felt so small when reading Santa’s list.
It’s a cute Christmas book for preschoolers through early elementary aged kids. We got ours from my son’s Scholastic book order from school. The Pete the Cat series was often used with his past teachers so he is familiar with many of the books.
What book-based crafts have you done in the past? Have you done activities for any of the Pet the Cat books?