21 Creative and Quirky Dr Seuss Crafts and Activities for Kids

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

August 22, 2022

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Packed with colour and fun, these creative Dr Seuss crafts and activities guarantee lots of giggles! Pair your craft session with story time, reading some of your favourite Dr Seuss books to get those creative juices flowing!

From the signature red and white stripes of The Cat in the Hat, to the vibrant colours of the Truffula trees in The Lorax, or how about some Grinchy green? The bestselling and ever-popular Seuss tales are brought to life in a new way with these imaginative crafts suitable for preschoolers and older kids.

Dr Seuss Crafts and Activities

Truffula Trees

truffula tress for Dr Seuss crafts and activities

Dr Seuss’s The Lorax was the inspiration for About a Mom’s fun and simple Truffula Trees craft. Using lollipop sticks, craft paper and tissue paper, this is suitable for young Seuss fans.

While this ccraft is suitable for any time and makes a great accompaniment craft to reading The Lorax, you could also makes this truffula tree craft as an Earth Day activity.

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Handprint Painting

thing 1 handprint for Dr Seuss crafts

This fun Dr Seuss craft idea from Must Have Mom takes two favourite characters, Thing 1 and Thing 2, and turns them into adorable handprint art. Even better, this craft project doubles as a keepsake or gift idea.

Horton Hears a Who Craft

Horton craft for Dr Seuss crafts

A favourite Dr Seuss book and subsequent movie, Horton Hears a Who! is the endearing tale of an elephant to listens to and rescues Whoville – a tiny town full of tiny people named ‘Whos’ that is a speck of dust on the top of a pink clover.

Now you can make your own Horton with this fun craft idea from Artsy Craftsy Mom.

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One Fish Two Fish Fishbowl Craft

One Fish Two Fish Fishbowl for Dr Seuss crafts

Fans of One Fish Two Fish will enjoy making this fun fishbowl craft from Mrs Thompson’s Treasures. Cut the top off of a paper plate and tape it to the bottom. Paint the base and the ‘tank’, and leave to dry, then glue some goldfish crackers or paper cut-outs to make your fishbowl!

Dr Seuss-Inspired Clear Slime

Dr Seuss Clear Slime for Dr Seuss sensory and crafts

Book inspired crafts are always a lot of fun, and that’s because they aren’t just a fun way to keep your little one busy and engaged in something creative, but it also inspires them to read more books and develop a love for them.

If your little one loved Dr Seuss’s Put Me in the Zoo, this clear slime recipe from Craft Play Learn is a must try – especially if you want to try a hands-on, sensory activity.

Painted Rock Grinch Craft

Painted rock grinch craft for Dr seuss crafts

This idea for a painted rock Grinch craft from Homemade Heather is a fun and easy project to do with the kids, and lots of fun around Christmas to give to friends and family.

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Flower Pots

Dr Seuss craft ideas

Crafting Cheerfully created this quick DIY Dr Seuss flower pot craft, using the fun and whimsy of Thing 1 and Thing 2. And a bright blue boa was the perfect choice for the blue hair looks sticking out of the pots!

Lorax Puppet Craft

Lorax puppet craft for Dr Seuss crafts

Not only is this The Lorax-inspired craft from ABCs of Literacy easy to make, but it is inexpensive too. If you don’t have card stock, you can always use construction paper or paint some recycled cardboard. Instead of using the googly eyes and pom pom, you can use construction paper to make the eyes and nose too.

Dr Seuss Corner Bookmarks

These cute Dr Seuss bookmark corners from Red Ted Art are the perfect Dr Seuss craft for young fans.

Partner your new craft project with your favourite book, and the cheeky little faces and distinctive blue hair of Thing 1 and Thing 2 will pop out to mark your page!

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go Hot Air Balloon Craft

This Dr. Seuss-inspired Oh, the Places You’ll Go hot air balloon craft from Our Kid Things is absolutely adorable. Each balloon with a child’s picture riding in the basket, off on their own adventure!

Make your own keepsake craft with full step-by-step photo instructions and cut out template.

Wocket Pocket Real and Nonsense Word Sort

wocket pocket word sort for Dr Seuss crafts

After reading There’s A Wocket in My Pocket, this early reading and word sorting activity from ABCs of Literacy will help your child to practice identifying real and nonsense words.

Not only are Dr Seuss’s books entertaining and fun to read, but many of them can be used to teach things such as rhyming, parts of speech, and real and nonsense words.

Why is it important to use nonsense words with kids? They may just seem like silly, made-up words but nonsense words can help kids learn phonics skills such as encoding and decoding.

Fizzing Green Eggs Science Experiment

green eggs science fun for Dr Seuss sensory activities

No, you can’t eat these fizzing green eggs, but they make a super fun preschool science project from Preschool Powol Packets that partners well with reading Dr Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham.

How do you make these fun green eggs? Simply mix 1/2 cup of baking soda with 9 drops of green food colouring and a tablespoon of water. You should have a soft dough that holds together when you squeeze it, but falls apart if any extra pressure is added. Form the dough into four eggs, and place them in a foil tray or dish in a bed of white “egg whites” (baking soda).

Now, give them to your preschooler with a cup of vinegar and a dropper so they can make their own fizzy green eggs and develop their fine motor skills too!

Lorax Moustache Match Activity

This moustache matching activity from The Iowa Farmer’s Wife, posting at No Time for Flashcards, is a great one for preschooler fans of The Lorax.

Create a variety of moustache shapes in a mix of sizes and colours, with corresponding cut-out shapes on a master card sheet. You could use paper, card or felt for this, and even attach small magnets to the back of the moustaches if you want to create a board that will be reused time and again. Now let your preschooler match the moustaches while you read or watch The Lorax.

Grinch Bath Salts

Grinch bath salts for dr seuss crafts

These fun Grinch bath salts from Ruffles and Rain Boots are a fantastic DIY gift for yourself or someone else – and perfect for Christmas.

See how easy this all-natural spa gift is to make with kitchen essentials, thanks to full instructions, materials list, and ideas on how to package it up for gifts.

Cat in the Hat Slime

cat in the hat slime for Dr seuss sensory activities

The Cat in the Hat is a classic children’s book every kid should read or have read to him/her. This Dr Seuss The Cat in the Hat slime from Little Bins for Little Hands would also make an awesome Cat in the Hat party idea!

Creating both a white glue slime and a clear glue slime gives a unique look to this fun Dr Seuss slime, and it can last for quite a while, even months, with the right storage method.

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Pom Pom Bookmark

pom pom book mark for dr seuss crafts

One Krieger Chick had a creative idea to create poufy pom pom bookmarks that resemble the trees in The Lorax or the fluffy hair-dos in many Dr Seuss books…plus, pom poms really are so stinkin’ fun!

All you need is some yarn, scissors and about 15 minutes to make your own pom pom bookmark. Then wrap it around your favourite book and enjoy!

Put Me in the Zoo Handprint Craft

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This adorable Dr Seuss handprint craft from Our Kid Things is inspired by Put Me in the Zoo.

For this Put Me in the Zoo handprint craft you will need yellow cardstock, colourful small poms, a black sharpie, small googly eyes, scissors, and a glue stick.

Dr Seuss Pen Holder and Truffula tree pencils

Turn a recycled can into a cute Dr Seuss hat pencil cup and, as a bonus, add in some Truffula tree pencils!

Club Chica Circle used the simple wrapped yarn technique on the outside of the can to create the iconic Dr Seuss hat pattern.

If you decide to add some Truffula tree pencils, choose some fun patterned or colourful pencils and glue some large glittery pom poms to the top your own little Truffula trees!

Cat in the Hat Pizza

cat in the hat pizza

Celebrate a love for literacy with this Cat in the Hat pizza recipe from Homemade Heather! Creating a unique character pizza is super easy and makes meal time fun.

You could add in your favourite toppings, or keep it simple with some pepperoni stripes.

The Lorax Finger Puppet

Lorax finger puppet for dr seuss crafts

Using some craft box staple items, Lalymom made this fun and simple Lorax finger puppet, which is sure to inspire your child’s creativity and imagination. A popular addition to play time for your little ones!

One Fish Two Fish Origami Craft

One Fish Two Fish Origami for dr seuss crafts

Create your own fishy scene with some brightly coloured origami fish, inspired by Dr Seuss’s book One Fish, Two Fish, Green Fish, Blue Fish.

Artsy Craftsy Mom shows you just how to fold your origami fish to create a cohesive look that you can then style with seashells, glitter, pebbles, sand, and an occasional sea creature!

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Published On: August 22nd, 2022 / Categories: Things To Do / Last Updated: April 24th, 2023 / Tags: , , , , /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily Manning
Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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