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Dr. Seuss Crafts for Kids

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Celebrate National Reading Month in March and Dr. Seuss’s birthday with this these easy and fun Dr. Seuss crafts for kids.

Who Is Dr. Seuss?

Dr. Seuss, born Theodor Seuss Geisel, transformed children’s literature with his vivid imagination and unforgettable characters.

Starting as a cartoonist, he soon found his true calling in writing books for kids.

He introduced us to the mischievous Cat in the Hat, the compassionate Horton, and the environmentally-conscious Lorax.

Through these characters, he not only entertained but also imparted lessons in creativity, kindness, and perseverance to generations of young readers.

Dr. Seuss Crafts for Kids

Ways to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

Dr. Seuss’s birthday offers the perfect opportunity to bring his stories to life and here a few ways you can do this.

Consider dressing up as your favorite character, and if you don’t have such an outfit, consider just adding a paper hat – we have a few ideas below.

Watching a movie inspired by his books could be a cozy way to spend the afternoon.

For those who love to draw, illustrating a scene or character from Dr. Seuss’s books may be a fun idea.

Each activity is a gateway to celebrating the whimsy of Dr. Seuss’s world.

Paper plate trufulla trees craft

Paper plate trufulla trees craft

Creating the truffula trees will brighten any space.

Preschoolers will love the burst of color each tree brings.

Manipulating tissue paper not only entertains them but also aids in the development of their fine motor skills.

This activity, ideal for both classroom crafts and fun educational activities at home, offers a tactile experience.

Crumpling, and sticking the paper, kids craft their unique version of these iconic trees, enhancing their creativity and dexterity.

Shape Cat in the Hat craft

Shape Cat in the Hat craft

Every preschool educator knows how crucial understanding shapes is.

This shape Cat in the Hat craft will have served its educational purpose.

Preschoolers can master circles, triangles and rectangles through this engaging activity.

They’ll cut, sort, and paste various shapes to form the beloved character.

It’s not just any craft, it’s a bridge between literacy and math.

If you’ve searched for an ideal way to merge creativity with basic geometry, your answer lies here.

Dr Seuss paper hats with free printable

Dr Seuss paper hats with free printable

Teachers will find these paper hats to be fantastic additions to any Dr. Seuss party in the classroom.

Parents, meanwhile, can encourage their children in coloring these headbands before watching a movie inspired by Dr. Seuss’s books or reading their favorite story.

Thing 1 and thing 2 craft for kids

Thing 1 and Thing 2 craft

With just paper, googly eyes and our easy template, crafting Thing 1 and Thing 2 becomes a breeze for preschool crafts and fun educational activities alike.

Imagine the burst of color and energy these characters will add to your school’s hallways once you’ve displayed them.

One fish two fish red fish blue fish paper plate craft

One fish two fish red fish blue fish paper plate craft

Inspired by the vibrant world of ‘One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,’ this is an activity perfect for toddlers.

It starts with a simple paper plate that will be transformed into a colorful fish.

This craft will help toddlers and preschoolers work on their fine motor skill.

The Lorax craft for kids

The Lorax craft

If The Lorax holds a special place in your heart, creating this fun paper craft has never been easier.

With the available printable template, kids can bring their favorite mustachioed crusader to life through a series of simple steps.

Ideal for both home and classroom settings, this activity not only boosts fine motor skills but also serves as an engaging learning material that celebrates the timeless messages of Dr. Seuss.

Cat in the Hat paper hat craft

Cat in the Hat paper hat craft

This Cat in the Hat paper hat project calls for creativity and fun, as you alternate red and white paper strips to embody the essence of this iconic character.

The free printable template simplifies the process, ensuring that kids and adults alike can enjoy making this craft together.

Ideal for classroom activities, homeschool resources, or just a rainy day at home, this craft not only celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday but also enhances fine motor skills.

Green eggs and ham craft

Inspired by ‘Green Eggs and Ham’, this craft will be hit among preschool crafts.

The craft showcases two green eggs and ham, arranged on a plate with a fork – ideal for bringing stories to life.

Put Me in the Zoo paper plate craft

Put Me in the Zoo paper plate craft

With just a painted paper plate and colorful pom poms, you can make a fun craft to go along with the book “Put Me in the Zoo”.

This preschool activity not only helps little ones with the fine motor skills development but the outcome is a beautiful paper plate craft to display in the classroom or at home.

Pom pom painted Cat in the Hat craft

Pom pom painted Cat in the Hat craft

Dr. Seuss crafts, especially ones inspired by The Cat in the Hat, offer endless fun for kids.

A pom pom painted Cat in the Hat craft stands out for its simplicity and the delightful texture it brings to life.

First, gather your supplies: red and white paint, a large sheet of paper, and of course, pom poms attached to clothespins for that unique dabbing effect.

Dip pom poms into paint and dab away to form the iconic red and white hat stripes.

Thing 1 and Thing 1 art project

Thing 1 and Thing 1 art project

For this craft you’ll need paper, paint, and straws .

Begin by dolloping paint where their hair would sprout.

Next, with a straw in hand, you blow gently, guiding the paint this way and that, mimicking the chaotic hair of these beloved characters.

This blow painted hair technique not only brings their wild hairstyles to life but also offers a fun, somewhat unpredictable way to engage with art.

The Lorax paper plate craft

The Lorax paper plate craft

Bring your favorite character to life with this easy craft that comes with a free printable.

Start by painting a paper plate orange.

Once dry, the big yellow mustache, a hallmark of the Lorax, gets added, transforming the plate into a beloved character.

Put Me in the Zoo handprint craft

Put Me in the Zoo handprint craft

You will love this craft if “Put Me in the Zoo” is among your favorite Dr. Seuss books.

It starts with tracing your kid’s hand on yellow paper.

This activity not only celebrates a classic book but also encourages kids to get creative with their handprints.

Fox in Socks puppet

Fox in Socks puppet

With just paper, you can craft your very own fox puppet.

It pairs perfectly with storytelling, adding a delightful visual element.

Oh, the Places You'll Go paper plate hot air balloon craft

Oh, the Places You’ll Go paper plate hot air balloon craft

An easy and beautiful balloon craft has emerged from a simple paper plate.

Paper plate crafts are preferred by both kids and adults for their sturdiness and the opportunity to turn paper plates into anything.

Oh, the Places You'll Go paper plate hot air balloon craft

Oh, the Places You’ll Go hot air balloons

This craft is an invitation to paint and decorate paper plates with tissue paper and colorful pom poms.

It can be a beautiful and easy Dr Seuss craft to make with toddlers and preschoolers.

Paper cup Horton craft

Paper cup Horton craft

This craft starts with a simple paper cup painted gray

Once dry, you can add the elephant’s large ears and elongated trunk, cut from gray paper.

The final touch, a small pom pom, serves as the delicate dust speck, central to Horton’s story.

Ten Apples up on Top paper hat

Ten Apples up on Top paper hat- Pinterest

The ‘Ten Apples Up on Top’ paper hat craft invites a celebration of numbers and fruits.

Kids can practice counting while creating a beautiful paper crown.

For this project, you will need a sturdy paper or cardstock.

Let your children dip half-cut apples into red, green, or yellow paint to create apple prints, stacked up one on top of the other.

Once the apple prints have dried, they can use markers to add numbers from one to ten on each apple, mirroring the counting theme present in ‘Ten Apples Up on Top’.

Oh, the Places You'll Go! decoration

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! decoration

This is such a beautiful decoration to make for your classroom if you are a teacher.

Easy to make, it uses simple materials you already have in your household: a paper plate, a paper bowl and a paper roll.

Paper plate Horton craft

Paper plate Horton craft

Turn a paper plate into the famous elephant, using the free printable.

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