Love Dr Seuss? Then you’ll love making this Paper Plate Cat in the Hat Craft! Easy enough for beginner crafters and needs only basic supplies!
Imagine someone comes home to entertain your kids while you’re out. He messes up the place real bad, but just before you get home, he cleans it all up and makes it better than before. Would you love him or hate him?
If it’s someone as interesting as the Cat in the Hat, you have no option but to be in awe of him! After all, not everyone can create a humongous mess and clean it up in a matter of hours, all while you have a disapproving fish in the picture!
Today we celebrate the quirkiness of this popular Seuss character with a Cat in the Hat craft. This one uses paper plates and craft paper and is super easy to put together. Be sure to read the book too – it’s one of those books that never gets old!
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Paper Plate Cat in the Hat Craft
Supplies required for the Paper Plate Cat In The Hat Craft:
- Paper plate
- Googly eyes
- Craft paper in different colors
How to make the Paper Plate Cat in the Hat Craft:
1. Cut out the basic shapes needed to make the cat in the hat. A hat shape out of white paper, red stripes and black triangles.
2. Stick the red stripes on the hat, leaving some white space in between.
3. Turn the paper plate upside down. Color in the outer edge of the paper plate with a black marker pen.
4. Continue till you’ve covered the entire border of the plate.
5. Stick the hat on top of the paper plate with glue.
6. Stick on the googly eyes on the paper plate. Draw eyebrows and a nose with the black marker.
7. Using the same marker, draw a smile and whiskers.
8. Stick on the triangles on either side of the hat. Your cat in the hat is ready!
Seriously, how easy is this craft! Toddlers can help with the sticking, while preschoolers can help with cutting out the pieces. This activity also helps kids learn about using shapes in different ways, as well as how they can convert plain things into something with a personality.
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What is the moral of the Cat in the Hat?
The lesson: Don’t despair when things don’t seem to be going your way. Look for an alternative – everything will turn out just fine!
What grade level is Cat in the Hat?
Interest Level Grades K – 3
Reading Level – Grades 1 – 3
Word Count – 1621
What age should read Cat in the Hat?
Children 4 and older will love it!
Why is the cat in the hat so popular?
Upon publication in 1957, The Cat in the Hat was an instant hit and made Dr. Seuss a world-renowned children’s book author.
Is the Cat in the Hat a good book to read?
It has rhymes with a rhythm and repetitions that enable the kids to understand each word and learn to pronounce it correctly. The Cat in the Hat is a wonderful read-aloud and a rollicking good time for kids and grown-ups alike.
More Dr. Seuss Inspired Crafts
Not only is this a great book to read with children, but the paper plate cat craft I’m sharing today is tons of fun so it really pulls everything together. And as usual – it’s simple, inexpensive, and fun for all ages. You can’t go wrong with a large paper plate and tissue papercraft!
So what are you waiting for? Let your child’s imagination go wild and craft this up with your favorite little crafter today. Then grab the book to read in celebration of what you have done and really make a fun afternoon out of it!