This week we are back with the Virtual Book Club for Kids sharing fun book-inspired crafts and activities. The official day for the book club is Thursday buuut…I kind of got carried away with Dr. Seuss Crafts this week! Today’s post features 3 Lorax-Inspired crafts. Stay turned for more ideas this week, and of course I am including some affiliate links so you have easy access to all the books and materials!
The Lorax has been the most inspirational book of the Seuss collection so far. We have really only just started reading Dr. Seuss books over the past year, aside from the Dr. Seuss board books, that is. The board books are a bit abbreviated so they were better for our kids as toddlers. Now that my daughter is 4 she’s totally ready for the full hard cover versions though.
Today’s activities include a Lorax finger puppet modeled off our popular Itsy Bitsy Spider puppet, a Truffula Tree Sticky Window and a super fun, super easy Lorax mustache, which we modeled off our Mooseltoe Mustache.
All three crafts were big hits with both kids. My 4 year old loves pretend play so she loved the finger puppet and my 2 year old loves anything contact paper, so the Truffula trees were his fave. I’m a sucker for those mustaches so I’ll take that one when the kids aren’t looking!
I could see all of these being a lot of fun in a Dr. Seuss birthday party or on Lorax day at school!
Dr. Seuss Crafts
Lorax Finger Puppet
You can see him right up at the top of the post. Cute, right?! And so easy too! I happened to have some craft foam pumpkin shapes left from Halloween, but orange craft foam sheets are fine.
Cut your Lorax body out of the craft foam…he’s described as a peanut shape so that was what I went for. Using the pumpkins I trimmed them like this:
My pumpkin made my Lorax about 6 inches tall. I’d make it about 4-5 inches tall next time.
Next take the point of your scissors and poke 2 small slits about half inch from the top of his head, about half inch apart for the eyebrows to come out. About an inch below that, poke 2 more slits about 1/4 inch apart for the mustache to poke through. Use your wire cutters to cut a 2 pipe cleaners in half. Take three of the pieces and thread them through the mustache holes. Take the remaining pip cleaner piece and cut it in half again. Use those two pieces for the eyebrows, threading them through the same way. The back or your Lorax will look like this:
All that is left is to cut out finger holes about 3/4 inches from the bottom and glue on the orange pom pom nose and the two googlie eyes! Ta-da! Lorax finger puppet!
Truffula Trees Sticky Window
Cut a length of clear contact paper to fit your window. Remove the paper backing from the top edge, tape the top edge to the window securely, stick side facing you. Pull off the rest of the paper backing. Set out the straws and pom poms. Done and done!
Lorax Mustache Prop
This was just super simple and I couldn’t resist. We had a lot of fun with our Mooseltoe Moosestache and this was just as fun. Use it for story retelling, role play or even a fun Lorax Birthday party favor!
Cut pipe cleaners in half. Glue the pom pom to the tip of the clothespin. Have your child place the pipe cleaners into the clothespin and you are good to go!
So those are our Dr. Suess crafts for the Lorax! If you like them please pin your favorite one! What Lorax Crafts have you done? I’d love to hear about them in the comments! Be sure to check out these other Seuss-inspired posts:
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