Pete the Cat Toilet Paper Tube Craft for Kids: Four Groovy Buttons

pete the cat toilet paper tube craft for kids

 My son is just absolutely obsessed with Pete the Cat and I have to admit – he’s pretty darn cute!! It all started when his kindergarten class read “Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons” and the craziness hasn’t ended yet! A few weeks ago we made this DIY Pete the Cat T-shirt tutorial and now we’ve moved on to this Pete the Cat Toilet Paper Tube craft! Remember you can always cut down paper towel tubes if you’re squeamish about using toilet paper tubes!

 You’ll Need:

Toilet paper tube or these craft tubes

Yellow paper

Blue paper

4 groovy buttons

tape/glue

yellow and white paint

black marker

yellow paper on toilet paper tube

Cut a piece of yellow construction paper down to size and wrap it around your toilet paper tube. Then tape secure.

4 groovy buttons on toilet paper tube

Glue on four groovy buttons. There are no special buttons for this craft – we just found four bold and colorful happy looking buttons to add! Roylco has a fantastic set of bold primary color large buttons that work well for this Pete the Cat craft.

pete the cat paper head and tail

For the head and tail we used blue card stock paper and cut out a tail and a cat head. This doesn’t have to be perfect – as you can see our kitty head is pretty crooked which I think goes along pretty well with Pete! Remember you’ll need to leave a “neck” on the cat head so that you can stuff it inside your tube! If you’re working with younger children I recommend cutting out some Pete the Cat heads before your activity.

pete the cat toilet paper tube craft for kids

Paint yellow eyes onto your cat’s head and add some black rings onto the eyes once your paint has dried. Don’t forget the little white nose! That’s it! It was easy enough for my son to make his own awesome groovy Pete the Cat toilet paper tube craft! You can even revamp this idea and add a Pete the Cat onto a large craft stick if you want and turn him into a shadow box puppet!

DIY Pete the Cat Tshirt Tutorial

Check out our DIY Pete the Cat Tshirt Tutorial!

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  1. My buttons, my buttons, my four groovy buttons…. Yes! We love Pete the Cat too. My son will love to make this next week. This is so cute. And it will make reading the books that much more fun!

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