There are many classic literary texts that children enjoy listening to as read-alouds. Dr. Seuss is counted as one of those familiar and famous authors that students love to read books from. Mixing literacy with art can be fun since it incorporates multiple subjects simultaneously. See our list below and find a list of 28 Dr. Seuss art projects that are fun activities you can do with your class or children at home.
1. Horton Hears a Who Sock Puppet
Paper plates, socks, and construction paper can make this craft. You can make this adorable puppet after reading the classic book Horton Hears a Who. Each child can make their own or you can create one for the entire class to use. This craft supports the text.
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2. Green Eggs and Ham
This adorable craft idea takes very few supplies and very little time. Creating a bunch of ovals with permanent markers or washable black markers is just the first step. You will need to buy or save some corks to make this project happen.
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3. Cat in the Hat Handprint
A craft like this is a fun idea for even the youngest learner. Painting and then stamping their hands on cardstock or white construction paper will kick off this craft. After waiting a while for it to dry, you can add on the face or the kids can do it!
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4. The Lorax Toilet Paper Roll Craft
A lot of teachers tend to save their recycling over time to use the items for crafts in the future. This craft project will definitely use up your toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls if you cut them in half. What a cute craft to do after reading.
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5. DIY Truffula Tree
Are you starting a planting or gardening unit? Mix literacy with environmental science with this activity. These DIY truffula trees are tree crafts that do not require any attention after they are "planted". The bright colors of the truffulas are incredible!
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6. One Fish Two Fish Popsicle Stick Craft
Think of all of the puppet plays that could be put on with these One Fish Two Fish crafts. These cute ridged tail fin puppets are a great idea for retelling the story that you just read or making up your own story altogether. Simple crafts are all that is required sometimes.
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7. Pencil Holding Cup
Using materials that you probably already have laying around in your house or classroom can be used to craft this literary pencil holder. Wrapping the yarn around the cup multiple times to build stripes is how this craft is done. Use up those saved cans!
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8. Party Lights
Using small twinkle lights and cupcake liners, you can design these Dr. Seuss party lights for a low cost. Hanging up these lights in the kid's craft room is a fantastic idea as well! It is also the perfect craft to involve the kids in too.
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9. Fox in Sox Handprint
Fox in Sox is a popular book written by Dr. Seuss. Having students create their own version of the fox in this book will be a silly and hilarious experience for them. You can bind all the creations to make a book of handprint crafts afterward.
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10. Oh, The Places You'll Go! Hot Air Balloon
This craft requires basic quilling skills. It is a beautiful Dr. Seuss craft idea that is a fun keepsake and can be accomplished with a few simple steps. Follow up a read-aloud of this book with this craft and have students design their own hot air balloon.
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11. Thing 1 & Thing 2 Hand Print and Tube Roll Craft
These two crafts are spectacularly fun to make and create. Your students can pull these off by painting the rolls themselves, painting and stamping their own hands, and recreating the faces of the creatures after their handprints have dried.
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12. Yottle in my Bottle
This book is fantastic for teaching students about rhyming words. They will put together a pet of their own when they make a Yottle in a Bottle. This book teaches rhyming identification and this craft will help them always remember this lesson.
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13. Blow Painting
Starting with an outline drawn by the instructor would be the best way to start this activity. Having students draw the outline itself might delay the start of this craft. Have your students experiment with blow painting to create Thing 1 and Thing 2's hair!
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14. Bubble Painting
There are so many fun applications that this craft can be used for. You can include Andy Warhol and his pop art creations as part of this lesson. A stencil or predawn outline for the students would be very helpful that the instructor can do prior to the activity.
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15. Aquarium Bowl Truffula Trees
This craft would make a beautiful display piece. These DIY fun trees are colorful and creative. This art project would add to any Dr. Seuss read-aloud, but it especially would support a read-aloud of The Lorax the most.
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16. Paper Plate Craft
17. Daisy Headband
Do your students love making flower crowns with dandelions outside? This daisy headband is the perfect art project to follow your reading of Daisy-Head Mayzie. It is a simple project that only takes up a little bit of time and only requires a few materials.
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18. The Lorax Finger Puppet
This is a finger puppet that your students or children can create that will allow them to act as the Lorax themselves. Including this character in a reader's theatre activity would be an excellent idea as well. Everyone will want to be him!
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19. Felt Hearts
20. Fun Glasses
Reading this book would be so much more hilarious if the students were listening to it with these silly Seuss glasses. It would be made even more funny if you were wearing them too! Celebrate Dr. Seuss by wearing these glasses!
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How cute are these masks? Your children or students can actually put their faces right in the middle hole of these paper plates. You can take so many interesting photos of them wearing their masks as well. It will be unforgettable!
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22. Family Foot Book
This project can be altered to suit the needs of your classroom by calling it Our Classroom Foot Book, for example. Binding the pages or laminating them will take this project to the next level and enhance it.
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23. Photo Props
A classroom photo booth would be an amazing idea! You can create these props or your students can help you. They will attach long sticks to make these creations into props. You could provide stencils. The photos and memories will be priceless!
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24. Origami Fish
This project uses simple shapes but some students might need adult support to aid with the folding and pressing, especially if you are incorporating this activity in a lesson in a classroom of young learners. It turns out beautifully, however.
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25. Tissue Paper Balloon
You can use this activity to enhance many different types of lessons. Art, literacy, growth mindset, and more. The tissue paper technique the students will be using create a beautiful design. They can customize it however they like.
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26. Eye Masks
A class photo with everybody wearing these would be priceless and a forever keepsake. Felt, markers, and some string are all that are needed to craft these masks and then the students can try reading with their eyes shut, just like in the book!
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27. The Lorax Scene
An additional Lorax activity is this scene. Cupcake liners are the main component of this project to make the body and tree tops. It is colorful, engaging, and creative. Your students can customize it with more features as well.
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28. Truffula Tree Painting
A different kind of paintbrush, watercolors, and crayons are the items that are needed for this project. It creates such a cool and interesting effect! These truffula trees are unlike any other.
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