My little artist loves crafts. So any excuse she gets to craft her little heart out and she’s happy. To celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, I have put together 3 crafts inspired by The Lorax you can do with your child. Some of these crafts even use upcycled items, one of our favorite things to do!
Lorax Pencil Can
We are going to dip into the recycling bin for this next craft and create a Lorax pencil can. Use a clean vegetable or fruit can that has all of the rough edges smoothed down. Wrap the can in orange paper and secure with tape. Then glue on googly eyes, cut a mustache and eyebrows from yellow paper and secure with glue.
If a pencil holder is not something you would use around the house, you could also do this with a terracotta pot, which is of course already orange so you could skip the paper, and use craft foam for the mustache so it would hold up to weather if you are going to place him outside.
Lorax and Me Puppets
Draw The Lorax free-hand on craft foam or study colored card stock. Add googly eyes and glue to a large craft stick. Next, cut out a full body photo of your child and let them glue the photo to card stock, and then to a large craft stick. These Lorax and Me Puppets can be used for puppet shows, in a sensory bin and for all sorts of creative play.
Truffula Tree Waterless Snow Globe
For this upcycled craft, we can also rescue a lonely little jar from the bin. A mason jar, spaghetti jar or pickle jar would be perfect for this project. Start by painting a skewer, lollipop stick or stick from the yard bright colors – this will be the trunk of your truffula tree. Hot glue the stick to the jar lid, then hot glue a large pom pom to the top of your trunk.
On a small paper write the word “Unless” and cut it out. Then glue it to a second stick and glue that to your jar lid. Fill your lid with glitter for colorful “grass.” Place the lid on a flat surface and place the jar over the lid and screw on to secure. If you want to make sure it stays closed (so your little one doesn’t sprinkle glitter throughout the house), add a thin layer of glue inside the lid and allow to dry.
Leave your waterless snow globe on a counter or shelf where you are sure to see it and be reminded that: