Thursday, March 1, 2012

Lorax & Truffula Tree Puppet Set - Toddler Art Project

Tomorrow is Dr. Seuss' Birthday so we will be reading some of his books at Story Time. With the movie opening tomorrow, images of the Lorax are all over the place. I thought the kids might like to have a Lorax and a Truffula Tree of their own to play with, so I came up with this project.

Lorax and Truffula Tree Puppet Set

Age: 18 Months - 5 Years (younger ones need more supervision)

Time: 15 min (+ Prep)

Theme: Dr. Seuss

Books: The Lorax

Construction Paper (orange or brown, yellow, and whatever color)
Craft (popsicle) sticks
Glue Sticks
Adults get to use Scissors

Prep: Cut out Lorax bodies from the orange/brown paper, mustaches from the yellow and a truffula tops from whatever color you choose (see picture below). By folding a full sheet in quarters like an M you should be able to make 8 bodies per sheet. All are cut with the fold at the top.

Activity: Each child gets a body, a mustache, a truffula top, 2 sticks, 2-4 feathers and a glue stick.

For the Lorax: Put glue on the ‘inside’ of his body, then fold over the stick. Glue his mustache on his face. The dual fold can be set a little askew to make the mustache look bigger or the top layer can be left loose to give it a 3D effect.

For the Tree: Put glue on the inside of the tree top then fold over the stick. Glue 2-4 feathers on for truffula tufts.

Notes/Tips: Having the pieces twofold so they wrap around the stick isn’t essential, but it makes them more durable for play.

1 comment:

  1. A fun kids craft activity. Dr Seuss is a favourite, I love his books.