I make sure to never run out of paper rolls in our home. They make great craft materials. Nothing beats a fun cheap craft that uses recyclables, right? So let’s put those paper rolls to good use and turn them into Lorax windsocks.
We made our first windsocks last year and we used cans back then. Paper rolls are a much kid friendlier choice. Besides, I hardly buy any canned food except for tomato sauce so we don’t have cans to use. But paper rolls are always to be found in any household.
I made the Lorax windsocks last week and hung them in one of our backyard trees. We had already a lot of snow, as you can notice in the photos, but it snowed even more since then. So now our Lorax has its streams buried in deep snow and has a snow hat, too. It looks so funny.
For more Dr Seuss craft ideas, check out these 24 Cat in the Hat crafts.
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- paper roll
- orange craft paint
- yellow paper
- black pom pom
- googly eyes
- crepe streamers (yellow or orange)
- paint brush
- hole punch
- black marker
How to make the Lorax windsocks
Start by painting the paper roll orange and set it aside for the paint to dry completely.
In the meantime you can draw on yellow paper the mustache and eyebrows. Cut them out and once the paint is dry, you can glue the mustache onto the paper roll.
Add the googly eyes above the mustache.
Glue the eyebrows, one on each side.
The pom pom goes just above the mustache.
Use a black marker to draw a little mouth.
Use the hole punch to make two holes at the top of the paper roll, one hole on each side of the Lorax. The holes should be across from one another so you could see through them.
Thread one end of the yarn through one hole and tie it up. Thread the other end of the yarn through the other end and tie it up.
Cut 8 pieces of the crepe streamer of the same length. We used yellow streamers but orange will work too. You can even combine the two colors. Glue the streamers at the bottom of the paper roll, on the inside.