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17 Dr. Seuss Preschool Crafts Kids Will Love

Kids love Dr. Seuss stories. There’s something appealing about the silly names, unique characters, and the rhyming structure found in Dr. Seuss’s books.

Another thing kids love is crafting, so let’s combine Dr. Seuss stories and crafting through fun Dr. Seuss crafts!

“It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how.” – The Cat in the Hat

I’ve compiled a list of 17 Dr. Seuss preschool crafts that are perfect for preschoolers since they are now able to cut out simple shapes, glue, and manipulate crayon/pencils/pens well enough to draw and color.

Each craft is designated by difficulty level. I recommend hard crafts be completed by a grown up with preschoolers helping along the way.

1. Cat in the Hat Cupcake Liner Craft

Cat in the Hat Cupcake Liner Craft
Photo Credit: I Heart Crafty Things

Difficulty Level: Easy

Materials Needed: Black cupcake liners, red and black markers, googly eyes, glue, scissors, and cardstock (white, black, and blue).

This Cat in the Hat cupcake liner craft is something that kids can do with minimal adult supervision – and the finished product is adorable!

Check out the step-by-step tutorial from I Heart Crafty Things.

2. Cat in the Hat Paper Plate Craft

Cat in the Hat Paper Plate Craft
Photo Credit: Glued To My Crafts

Difficulty Level: Easy

Materials Needed: Paper plate, white cardstock, black tissue paper, black and red markers, stapler (recommended adult supervision), glue, and safety scissors.

Transform a simple paper plate into a fun craft project for the kids. As The Cat in the Hat said, “From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!”

Your kids will love how simple and easy this craft is. With their ability to use safety scissors, they can pretty much make this craft on their own. Yay for independence!

Glued To My Crafts has step-by-step instructions on how to make this Cat in the Hat paper plate craft.

3. Cat in the Hat Toilet Paper Roll Pop-Up Craft

Cat in the Hat Toilet Paper Roll Pop-Up Craft
Photo Credit: Stuff by Ash

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Materials Needed: Toilet paper roll, white cardstock, red paper, dowel, safety scissors, glue, crayons/markers, and the Cat in the Hat Pop Up template from Stuff by Ash.

This Cat in the Hat toilet paper roll pop-up craft may be moderately difficult to make, but it sure is fun to play with and will keep little hands busy!

Stuff by Ash has step-by-step instructions on how to make this Cat in the Hat toilet paper roll pop-up craft.

4. Dr. Seuss Hat Crafts

Dr Seuss Hat Crafts
Photo Credit:Simple Everyday Mom

Difficulty Level: Easy

Materials Needed: White cardstock, scissors, glue, and coloring materials (if you’re going to download the black-and-white template)

Making Dr. Seuss hats is one way for kids to show just how much they love Dr. Seuss stories.

Simple Everyday Mom has a set of printable hat templates that feature The Lorax, Thing 1 and Thing 2, and Horton from Horton Hears a Who. You can print out the colored or the black-and-white version.

5. Dr. Seuss Magnet Craft

Dr. Seuss Magnet Craft
Photo Credit: Love Teaching Kids

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Materials Needed: glass marbles, mod podge, magnets, small photos of Dr. Seuss characters, and a brush.

Magnet crafts are great because you end up using them on the fridge, and this is an inexpensive project, so you don’t have to worry about spending a lot.

This Dr. Seuss magnet craft is perfect as a gift for teachers or as a present for your child’s Dr. Seuss-loving friend.

Read Love Teaching Kids’s step-by-step instructions on how to make this Dr. Seuss magnet craft.

6. The Lorax Fork-Painting Craft

The Lorax Fork-Painting Craft
Photo Credit: Our Kids Things

Difficulty Level: Easy (with adult supervision)

Materials Needed: orange cardstock, orange pom poms, yellow acrylic paint, a fork, googly eyes, and glue.

Now that your preschooler can grasp objects with more stability, working with a fork is easier for them. This fork-painted Lorax craft is the perfect activity to put their fine motor skills to practice.

Watch the video tutorial by Our Kids Things and learn how to make this fork-painted The Lorax craft.

7. Fox in Socks Paper Bag Puppet Craft

Fox in Socks Paper Bag Puppet Craft
Photo Credit: Mombrite

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Materials Needed: brown paper bag, Fox in Socks paper bag puppet template from Mombrite, cardstock in blue, orange, and white, glue, and safety scissors.

“Look, sir. Look, sir. Mr. Knox, sir.
Let’s do tricks with bricks and blocks, sir.
Let’s do tricks with chicks and clocks, sir.”
– Mr. Fox

Dr. Seuss books are filled with rhyming words and tongue twisters. Make reading more fun with this Fox in Socks paper bag puppet craft. The puppet can read to, and with, your kids!

While this craft isn’t brick and blocks, or chicks and clocks, your kids will have a great time making it anyway.

Learn how to make this Fox in Socks paper bag puppet craft by reading the step-by-step instructions from Mombrite.

8. Green Eggs Paper Plate Craft

Green Eggs Paper Plate Craft
Photo Credit: Glued to My Crafts

Difficulty Level: Easy (with adult supervision)

Materials Needed: paper plate, silver craft paint, white, gray, and green cardstock, foam paintbrush, glue, safety scissors, and a stapler.

Green eggs are uniquely fun, and your kids will love having their own green eggs. Serve up a paper plate of green eggs with this adorable craft project.

Glued to My Crafts has step-by-step instructions on how to make this green eggs paper plate craft.

9. Horton Hears a Who Styrofoam Cup Craft

Horton Hears a Who Styrofoam Cup Craft
Photo Credit: I Heart Arts N Crafts

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Materials Needed: Styrofoam cup, gray paint, gray cardstock paper, green pipe cleaner, pink pom poms, googly eyes, glue, and a black marker.

Here’s a cute Horton Hears A Who craft made with a Styrofoam cup that’s a perfect activity to go along with the book.

Check out the step-by-step instructions from I Heart Arts N Crafts.

10. Oh, The Places You’ll Go Centerpiece Craft

Difficulty Level: Hard

Materials Needed: paper plate, paper cup, paper bowl, cardboard, tissue paper, a wood skewer, acrylic paint in gold, green, yellow, pink, and purple, hot glue gun, and scissors.

Make this Oh, the Places You’ll Go centerpiece with materials that you may already have.

This is a great craft to make as a colorful centerpiece for a party or to simply decorate a kid’s room or classroom!

Watch Gina Tepper’s video tutorial on how to make this Oh, The Places You’ll Go centerpiece craft. She also has free downloadable text instructions for this project!

11. Family Foot Book Craft

Family Foot Book Craft
Photo Credit: Mom Endeavors

Difficulty Level: Easy

Materials Needed: white cardstock, tempera paint, paintbrush, glue, and marker.

This project is inspired by Dr. Seuss’ The Foot Book story.Include the whole family in making this foot book craft by taking footprints of each member of the family.

A few years from now, you can all open the family foot book again and take a look at how much everyone has grown!

Mom Endeavors has the instructions on how to make this family foot book.

12. Sam I Am Paper Bag Puppet Craft

Sam I Am Paper Bag Puppet Craft
Photo Credit: Simple Everyday Mom

Difficulty Level: Easy

Materials Needed: yellow or brown paper bag, cardstock in yellow, cream, and red, black and brown markers, glue, safety scissors, and the Sam I Am Template (must sign up to an email list to access).

Sam I Am is a remarkable character in Green Eggs and Ham, and your kids will love having him as a puppet to play with.

This is an easy project that’ll take just 15 minutes to finish. The instructions and a free downloadable template are from Simple Everyday Mom.

While you do need to sign up for Simple Everyday Mom’s email list to access the template, she promises not to spam your inbox!

13. The Lorax Paper Plate Craft

The Lorax Paper Plate Craft
Photo Credit: Natural Beach Living

Difficulty Level: Easy

Materials Needed: paper plate, orange paint, glue, paintbrush, safety scissors, and The Lorax printable template.

Another whimsical character in Dr. Seuss’s world is the forest-dwelling Lorax. But your kids can take him out of the forest and into your home with this Lorax paper plate craft.

This is one of the quickest and easiest Dr. Seuss preschool crafts that only requires basic supplies and is great for children of all ages.

Check out Natural Beach Living for the instructions on how to make this craft. You can also download their free template.

14. The Lorax Toilet Paper Roll Craft

The Lorax Toilet Paper Roll Craft
Photo Credit: Crafty Morning

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Materials Needed: toilet paper roll, yellow and orange construction paper, glue, a black marker, and safety scissors.

Are you looking for a project that’ll keep your kids entertained and busy? This project is cheap and fun. It requires a lot of cutting, so make sure that your kids are using craft scissors appropriate for their age.

Crafty Morning’s step-by-step instructions will teach you how to make this Lorax toilet paper roll craft.

15. Thing 1, Thing 2, and Thing 3 Handprint Craft

Thing 1, Thing 2, and Thing 3 Handprint Craft
Photo Credit: 123 Homeschool 4 Me

Difficulty Level: Easy

Materials Needed: white cardstock or canvas, red, white, and blue tempera paint, a paintbrush, and a black marker.

Kids like projects that involve paint because they’re easy to make and oh-so-fun, and this Dr. Seuss-themed Thing 1, Thing 2, and Thing 3 handprint craft is no exception.

Use this craft project with toddlers, preschoolers, and those from grades 1 – 4.

123 Homeschool 4 Me has step-by-step instructions on how to make this handprint craft.

16. Truffula Trees Pencil Craft

Difficulty Level: Moderate (with help from a grown up)

Materials Needed: yarn in different colors, paper straw, a small empty box, glue, a needle, and thread.

Truffula trees are the beautifully-colored trees found in Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax. The story teaches kids to take care of the environment – a fun and relevant craft to make!

Watch Rhonda Greene’s video tutorial on how to make truffula trees paper straw craft. Certain steps will require a grown up to do them, but it’s still a fun craft to do together!

17. Yertle the Turtle Bottle Caps Craft

Yertle the Turtle Bottle Caps Craft
Photo Credit: KiwiCo Corner

Difficulty Level: Hard

Materials Needed: bottle caps, felt in blue and green, googly eyes, glue, and craft scissors

Inspired by Dr. Seuss’s Yertle the Turtle, turn bottle caps into turtles and have fun stacking them until they topple over!

This is such a fun project and the whole family will enjoy playing the toppling game with the finished product. Get the step-by-step instruction from KiwiCo Corner and make this Yertle the Turtle bottle cap craft today.

I’ve designated this one as “hard” simply because the felt will be cut into small shapes that may be challenging for preschoolers.

“But that is not all. Oh no. That is not all!” – The Cat in the Hat

Aside from Dr. Seuss preschool crafts, there are so many more themed crafts for you and the kids to enjoy. Explore my posts on kids’ crafts and you won’t run out of ideas – ever!

For example, take a look at these 18 paper bag puppets any kid can make!

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