First character that pops into my head when I think of Dr Seuss’s books is the Cat in the Hat. It’s my favorite. It’s the hat, smile and tricks. Because we can’t have Thing 1 and Thing 2 without the Cat in the Hat, today I’ll share a paper roll Cat in the Hat craft. It’s simple and cute.
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I love a good recycled craft and paper roll crafts are so fun. We create with paper rolls year around, from penguin windsocks to apples. If you don’t feel comfortable handling paper rolls, you can replace them with paper tower rolls. You can also find craft paper rolls to buy. These are especially created for crafting and they are sturdier than the regular paper rolls.
Paper roll Cat in the Hat
- paper roll
- red, black and white construction paper
- small black pom pom
- black marker
- googly eyes
Step 1: Begin by covering the top of the paper roll with red construction paper. Make sure that the paper overlaps in the back of the paper roll. Glue the paper to the paper roll.
Step 2: To make the brim, place the paper roll on the red construction paper and trace it around with a pencil on the paper. Trace also another bigger circle. Cut out the two circles. Slide the brim up the paper roll till it reaches the hat. You don’t have to glue it.
Step 3: Cut 2 long stripes of white paper and glue them around the hat to make the red and white stripped hat pattern.
Step 4: Glue the googly eyes under the hat.
Step 5: Cut 2 long and thin stripes of black paper and use them to make the whiskers. Glue the pom pom on top of the whiskers.
Step 6: Use a black marker to draw the mouth.