Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pete the Cat (part 2) Groovy Button Board Craft

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy ButtonsPete the Cat loves his four groovy buttons in Pete Litwin's Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons. As Pete loses each of his buttons, the reader leads the kids in subtraction facts-- but in a fun way.  And, even though Pete's buttons fall off, one by one, does he cry?  "Goodness, no!  Because buttons come and buttons go"!  There's a great message behind the story, as well!

The project in the video uses cardboard (or chipboard) inside for stability, but the buttons on the back are simply sewn onto the fabric.  The stitching around the outline of the shirt is a backstitch, and the stitching around the button holes is a blanket stitch. I'll add the pattern for the yellow shirt later on today.  Thanks for watching!


  1. Hi Lynn!
    I love your button board and how you used it with the book!
    You are so talented, thanks for sharing.

  2. I love this idea. Mind if I use it for my classroom My children need to practice their fine motor skills and they love Pete the Cat books. Very Very Very nice project.