Pete and Callie Valentine’s Day


This art activity shows children how to make a quick drawing of Pete the Cat and/or Callie the Cat, holding valentines.

Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool

Written by Kimberly and James Dean, this is a sweet story about how at first, Pete thinks Valentine’s Day isn’t cool. But then, he realizes all the special cats there are in his life.

Once Pete the Cat realizes how much fun Valentine’s Day can be, he decides to make valentine cards for his family and friends. But something happens when he realizes he’s forgotten to make a card for a very important cat.

This art activity shows children how to make a quick drawing of Pete the Cat and/or Callie the Cat, holding valentines.

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What You Need:

  • White sulphite paper (80lb), heavy drawing paper or poster paper. (9″ x 12″)
  • Construction paper.
  • Scissors and glue (sticks).
  • Black oil pastels or black crayons 
  • Liquid tempera paints
  • Paintbrushes (flat edge nylon or taklon, small and medium size).
  • Painting mats (large sheets of poster board) OR water and containers

What You Do:

Draw Pete (or Callie) on thick paper.

Next, you will decide which art supplies you will use to add color to the drawings.

We used liquid tempera for the painting.

Making the valentines is pretty simple. Make a heart the way you normally would by folding a sheet of paper in half, drawing half of a heart, cutting it out and unfolding it.

To make the doily frill around the heart, fold the original heart in half and lay it on a sheet of folded paper. Trace around the heart while drawing “bubble” shapes. Then, cut out the shape.

Glue the hearts down on the dry paintings.

To finish the paintings, draw circles at the edges of the valentines.

Then, fill them in with the appropriate paint colors.

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