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Thing 1 and Thing 2 Recycled Planters

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Had you asked me seven years ago which was my favorite Dr Seuss book, I wouldn’t have been able to give you an answer because I had no idea who Dr. Seuss was. I had recently moved to the US and my American children’s literature knowledge was limited to authors like Mark Twain and J.D. Salinger, whom I had studied in school. Frankly I can’t find any online evidence that Dr Seuss was even translated into Romanian which is my first language, so my chances of reading any of his books as a kid were practically zero.

I started discovering Dr Seuss through my boys and with the help of the storytime program at the local library. Green eggs and ham was our favorite for a long time and because of our picky eater, you could often hear my husband and I tell our son “Try them, try them! You may like them.”

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Thing 1 and thing 2 recycled planters from milk carton. A book inspired craft for kids to make on Dr Seuss or Earth Day. | at Non Toy Gifts

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It is The Cat in the Hat that holds a fascination with my kids these days, especially as they got  Thing 1 and Thing 2 t-shirts which they absolutely love and helps them identify with the characters of the book. Inspired by Dr Seuss’ book I decided to make a couple of planters from milk cartons.

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Recycled Planters

This book inspired craft only requires a few materials: 2 milk cartons, red paint, 1 blue foam sheet,Thing 1 and Thing 2 signs, glue and 2 plants.

Thing 1 and thing 2 recycled planters from milk carton. A book inspired craft for kids to make on Dr Seuss or Earth Day. | at Non Toy Gifts

Cut the milk cartons and paint them red. I used this paint, left over from my cardboard car wash . Apply two coats for a good coverage.

Look online for Thing 1 and Thing 2 signs, print them out, cut and glue them at the bottom of the planters.

Cut out the hair from the blue foam and glue it to the top of the planters.

In just 3 easy steps you have your Thing 1 and Thing 2 recycled planters ready. All is left is to place your plants inside and enjoy!

Thing 1 and thing 2 recycled planters from milk carton. A book inspired craft for kids to make this spring or summer. It is also a great Earth Day activity. | at Non Toy Gifts

This post is part of a great series called Make it Read it, hosted by Emma Owl. Head over there to check out over 5o awesome children’s craft ideas themed around books.


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