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The Lorax Inspired Hand Print Craft

Are you looking for a simple Dr. Seuss Activities for Kids to do after reading his books? The Lorax Inspired Hand Print Craft is an easy-to-make craft for kids based on the story, The Lorax.  


The Lorax Hand Print Craft


The Lorax Inspired Hand Print Craft:

The Lorax is a whimsical story with an important message about the dangers of cutting down trees, pollution, the effects of not taking care of the environment. You can add this creative and cute craft to a unit on taking care of the planet, recycling, or Earth Day.


The Lorax Craft


Why Should Kids Make Crafts?

Creating crafts can be a fun way for kids to develop their fine motor skills, hand and eye coordination, muscle strength, and much more.


These developmental skills are important for pre-readers, because they will help children be able to hold a pencil, write, and even turn pages in a book.


How To Make The Lorax Inspired Hand Print Craft:

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What’s Needed:

  • The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  • Paper Plate
  • Orange Paint
  • Large Googly Eyes
  • Orange Pom-Pom
  • Yellow Construction Paper or Card Stock
  • Paint Brush
  • Glue
  • Scissors


Not only is this paper plate craft easy for kids to create, but it’s also inexpensive so you can make it with your class or homeschool co-op. You can get all of the supplies that you need to make this craft from the Dollar Tree


How To Make The Lorax Inspired Hand Print Craft:

To begin making this book-inspired craft, your students will paint a paper plate with orange paint. If you want to save time, you can buy orange paper plates at most party supply or dollar stores.


Dr. Seuss Craft for Kids


After the paint dries, they will glue the orange pom pom on in the center of the plate for the nose.


Paper Plate Craft


Next, your students will glue googly eyes on above the pom pom. If you don’t have googly eyes, you can create eyes out of white and black paper.


Book-Inspired Craft for Kids


While the glue dries, they will fold a sheet of yellow construction paper or card stock in half. Your students will then trace their hand.


Hand Print Craft for Kids


Next, they will cut their hand out. Your students will then unfold the paper and glue their hands onto the paper plate for the mustache.


Dr. Seuss Activities for Kids


After gluing on the mustache, your students will cut two ovals out of yellow construction paper or card stock. They will then cut small, thin slits on one end of each oval and bend them up and down. Finally, your kids will glue the ovals above the googly eyes for the eye brows.


Extend The Learning:

You can do an entire unit on The Lorax and taking care of the planet. Here are just a few ideas other activity ideas:

  • Science: Plant a tree or set-up a recycling system in your classroom
  • Snack: Make a Lorax snack by using an orange for the head; cheese for the nose, mustache, and eyebrows; and raisins for the eyes.





Book-inspired activities like The Lorax Inspired Hand Print Craft encourage children to read and makes learning fun! It’s also a fun way for children to celebrate reading month and Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2nd.



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The Lorax Hand Print Craft


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