Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Storytime Swap

For our first ever Storytime Swap, I decided to make Pete the Cat with a twist.  We have a family literacy program coming up in March and I was looking for ways to make flannelboards more accessible.  I saw somewhere online where a teacher created pizza box flannelboards and my Pete the Cat idea was born.

I started off with a 10x10 pizza box.  You can try asking your local pizza places for empty boxes or you can buy them in bulk at Gordon Food Service.  I now have 47 empty pizza boxes waiting for a fun idea.  I cut a piece of felt to fit the top of the box and used Tacky spray glue to attach it.  Next time I would probably use a darker color as the flannel background.

 
Next, I took a pattern that I created in April and shrunk it down to fit the 10 inch pizza box.  (If you would like your own pattern, please send me a message.)
 
 
Here is Pete the Cat.
 
 

Oops, he stepped in strawberries and now has red shoes. 
(If you read the story, he also has white, brown, and blue shoes.)
 
 
Here is Pete with his four groovy buttons.
 
 
Pete's ready for a little baseball coming in his new book         
Pete the Cat: Play Ball (February 2013).
 
All of these cool costumes are stored in plastic baggies inside the pizza box.  I am running a little behind on getting this to the post office, so my swap partner will get this sometime next week.

24 comments:

  1. Love it!

    What a creative idea to use pizza boxes for portable flannel boards! My mind is going 1000 miles a minute thinking of soooo many ways to use this idea. :o)

    Thank you for sharing in our First Annual Storytime Swap. I am looking forward to seeing everyone's treasures.

    Happy New Year!
    ~ K ~

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    1. I would love a temple of all the pieces for pete the cat please. brenphelan@hotmail.com

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    2. I would love a temple of all the pieces for pete the cat please. brenphelan@hotmail.com

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  2. Is it possible to get your template for Pete the cat?

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    1. Absolutely! I just need your email.

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    2. sara.devinbe@rcsdk12.org - Thank you!!

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    3. Sara-that email bounced back. Could you double check or do you have another?

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    4. Sorry made a typo, my email is sara.devine@rcsdk12.org

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  3. Could I please get a copy of your template? You did such a good job! dwils48072@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks! It should be in your email now.

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  4. I would love a template of your Pete the Cat please!

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    1. Hi Beth-Could you send me your email and I will get it to you? lisaslibraryland at gmail.com

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  5. I too would like the template for Pete the Cat. It is one of my daughter's favorites
    audrey.jacobsonthrockmorton@palmbeachschools.org

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  6. Hello...... I was wondering if I could get your template for Pete the cat as well. I am student teaching this year and I wanted to give the book "Pete the Cat Too Cool For School" along with a felt story set as a gift to the teacher whose class I am in just to say thanks, but I am having such a hard time finding anything! So when I came across this post I was very excited!!! *fingers crossed* that you'll see this! I'd love the template please!!!! I am going to try your email as well!

    Thanks again!

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  7. Love this. I would love a copy of the template, for my end of the year project! Thanks

    bcrosson@wls4kids.org

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  8. I would also like a copy of your Pete the Cat baseball template. This is such a cute idea for the kids. Thanks so much.
    My email is sawdustshack@gmail.com

    Thanks again

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  9. This is a great idea. I would love your template. You can email me at rusha@usd413.org. Thank you in advance.

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  10. Hi, I just saw your Pete the Cat felt board post...it is awesome! If you are still sharing the patterns/templates, I would love to create a pizza box board. Thanks so much!! Lil at angellover33@comcast.net....:)

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  11. I would love a copy of your template. It's a great idea! jfran624@gmail.com

    THANKS!!

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  12. I would love a copy of your template too: nicoleta.pasca1@yahoo.com. My toddler I going to adore this!

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  13. I would love a template of your Pete the Cat outfits please! j.fulbright75@gmail.com

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