The kids and I decided to make some fun photo props. We made a Cat in the Hat hat, a Lorax mustache, and Thing 1 and Thing 2 crazy blue hair. Here’s everything you’ll need for these Dr. Seuss birthday activities.
Items needed for your Dr. Seuss crafts:
- Poster Board
- Paint – blue, red, black, and yellow
- Wood dowel rod
- Glue Gun
I began this project by sketching the props we would make onto the poster board, and then armed with paint brushes the kids set to work painting two coats of paint on each.
Note: It doesn’t matter if they go outside the lines for this project, so it is a perfect activity for the preschool and kindergarten children in particular. The sketching is just a guide for them to go by.
Once each prop is painted, an older child or parent will need to take over for a moment.
Using a thin brush and black paint carefully paint a line around each prop.
Once dry, carefully cut around the edge of each prop. Warm up your glue gun and apply glue to about two inches of the dowel rod and attach it to the back of each prop. Again, this should be done by an older child or adult as the glue gun gets very hot.
When you are done take some silly photos.
And of course we needed to take the token twin shot as Thing 1 and Thing 2.
Do you and your kids celebrate Dr. Suess’ birthday? What fun activities do you have planned? Are you game enough to try green eggs and ham? Let me know in the comments below.
Tonya Staab is a freelance writer, and the creative mind behind Create-Celebrate-Explore where she shares craft tutorials, recipes, party planning and travel tips. She has three kids (twin kindergarteners and a teen) and can often be found covered in flour and glitter.