On Dr Seuss Day, let’s celebrate the father of wit & wisdom with these simple Seuss Crafts for kids! As he says, “These things are fun and fun is good!”
Walk into any book store or log on to an online one and you’ll find a wide range of categories to choose from. Of course there are the genre-wise categorization, but a more general one is adults and kids’ sections. However, there are some books that stand out – because they belong to both!
These are the books that grow with you – they make sense at any age. Maybe that’s why they’re called evergreen classics, and the most popular ones have got to be the Seuss books! What appears to be utter nonsense on the surface actually hides a lot of depth, making these books truly unique.
And since it’s the author’s birthday on March 2nd, it’s only right that we pay tribute to the father of fun with some crafts that are just as enjoyable! These crafts are excellent to get kids to fall in love with reading, and will encourage them to check out other titles too. “Oh the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind!”
20 Easy and Fun Dr Seuss Crafts for Kids
The Cat in the Hat is the first Seuss book I read, and it’s also the first Seuss movie I watched. The Cat and the things he does is just hilarious, and there won’t be a kid who doesn’t laugh on reading this! Resourceful Mama has an easy Popsicle stick craft to recreate the cat’s iconic red and white hat.
Good ol’ Lorax wants to protect the Truffula Trees from greedy people, and it’s an important lesson that kids need to learn about our environment. Make your own truffula trees with paper straws and pom poms – it’s a craft that’ll be over in 15 minutes!
If you’re ever in need of some serious tongue twisters, you needn’t look much farther than the Fox in Socks! This craft from 30 Minute Crafts brings alive the Tweetle Beetles inside the bottle which looks quite realistic with the water splashing out and everything!
Horton is a kind-hearted creature who understands the very basic truth that ‘a person’s a person; no matter how small’. Our cardboard roll Horton here isn’t as big as the original one, but he’s just as kind, holding tight to the clover of Whoville!
Love Teaching Kids shows us how to make these beautiful Seuss-theme magnets, which would make a perfect gift for a bibliophile. You may need a trip to the craft store to get the supplies, but the extra effort is totally worth it!
Who can forget Thing 1 and Thing 2 from The Cat in the Hat? Their entry in the story just takes it to another level of crazy! These Thing-theme bookmarks from Red Ted Art are ideal to mark your place in any book, not just a Seuss one!
Crafty Morning features a Lorax craft with very detailed features using construction paper and a toilet paper roll. The Lorax’ eyes and bushy mustache are perfectly captured in this craft – he also looks suitably shocked at the goings-on around him!
The One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish book by Dr Seuss has everything an early learner needs – words, numbers and colors! Pair up this all rounder book with an Origami craft featuring fish in a calm underwater scene.
Yertle the Turtle is a literal example of the saying ‘Pride comes before a Fall’, and is as good a moral story for kids as any! Kiwi Co turns the story into a fun game of toppling turtles with cute little turtles made out of bottle caps and felt.
If you know someone who is feeling stuck in life or discouraged, gift him or her this book – it’s sure to change their perspective! Free yourself from the “The Waiting Place” by flying away in a colorful balloon made of paper quilling strips!
This project from Chica Circle mixes icons from two popular Seuss books – the hat from The Cat in the Hat and the Truffula trees from The Lorax. The hat turns into a pencil holder, while the Truffula trees are made from pom pom topped pencils.
Simple Everyday Mom has the perfect project to fulfill any wish you’ve ever had of being a Seuss character – printable Seuss hats! Just download, print and turn into your favorite Seuss character!
Which book has been among the top 15 in major book lists around the world? Which book has inspired a famous musician’s name? Which book has been referenced by District Court Judges and Senators? The answer to all these questions is – Green Eggs and Ham! Glued to My Crafts makes a simple craft based on this iconic book.
Most Horton-theme crafts tend to focus on the large-hearted Horton, but here is a craft that puts the focus on Whoville instead! Horton holds on tightly to a paper quilled clover Whoville, keeping its inhabitants safe.
If you have a pocket, it’ll be incomplete unless there’s a Wocket in it! 30 Minute Crafts shows us how to make a nice little Wocket who’ll comfortably fit into your pocket, making others go green with envy!
A Mom’s Impression has an easy fish craft that’s great for preschoolers. You can either use plain cupcake liners and paint, or you can opt for colored liners, or you could simply cut circles out of colored paper to make the fish.
A black cupcake liner and white card stock are all you need to create this cute Cat in the Hat from I Heart Crafty Things! Young kids will enjoy putting the pieces together, and you end up with a cheery looking cat!
This project from Gina Tepper looks just like it popped out of the Seuss book! This craft is great as room decor for a kid’s room, or as a centerpiece for a Dr Seuss party. Check out the full video tutorial on how to make this.
Want to create your own crazy fun with Thing 1 and Thing 2? Then you must make these puppets from Must Have Mom! The template is available for free download, and you just need a paper bag and craft foam along with the usual supplies.
Sugar Bee Crafts has a Dr Seuss project that’ll require a bit more effort but are just gorgeous. You can take it up as a family project for a long weekend. You can get plain wooden blocks in craft stores, and all you have to do is add the details. Perfect gift for beginning readers.
With so many ideas, you’ll have enough to keep you busy all through Dr Seuss Day and beyond! You can also use some of these to plan a Dr Seuss-theme party, which works for kids and even grown ups, if you plan it right. As Dr Seuss says, “It is fun to have fun but you have to know how!“