We spent last week celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday. We have a small collection of Dr. Seuss books, and I do mean small collection. We read Hop on Pop, Red Fish Blue Fish, The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, and Are You My Mother.
While most of our crafts didn’t focus on any of those books Belle still enjoyed making them and learning about other Dr. Seuss characters. We started with Horton Hears a Who. This was a super easy one to make. I cut out an elephant trunk from white paper and let Belle color it gray. We glued the trunk onto a blue construction paper and then glued on a pipe cleaner and made it look like Horton was holding the stem. Finally we glued a pink pom pom to the top of the pipe cleaner as the puff that the Who’s live on. I added the phrase “A person is a person no matter how small.”
Our next craft was Cat in the Hat. Belle knows cat in the hat very well and he went along with our reading of The Cat in the Hat Comes Back.
We painted a paper plate black. It was only supposed to be the rim but Belle felt like the whole plate needed to be painted.
While waiting for it to dry we glued on the red stripes to his hat. Once the paint was dry we began gluing our cat together. We glued on his hat and ears, his eyes, a nose and whiskers, and Belle drew on a mouth with a black marker, pretty hard to see with the black paint.
The next one I found was Fox in Socks. We made a puppet of our friend fox. This one was another easy and quick craft. I printed out a fox head and had Belle color it with markers.
When she was done coloring I cut out the head and she glued the fox’s socks to the bottom of a brown paper bag. We glued on a tongue under the flap of the paper bag and the fox’s head to the top of the flap. I wrote Fox in Socks on the fox’s belly. Belle had fun playing with her new puppet.
Our last craft is my favorite. We made Thing 1 and Thing 2. This one came out really cute. I painted Belle’s hands white and blue. The palms white for their faces and blue for their hair. We then washed her hands and painted them red for Thing 1 and Thing 2’s arms and legs. We skipped painting the middle finger.
When Thing 1 and Thing 2 were dry we glued on white paper circles onto their bellies, one saying Thing 1 and the other Thing 2. We added eyes and a nose and a smile.