The Lorax Paper Plate Craft is an easy-to-make craft for kids based on the children’s book, The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. 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. I love crafts for kids that are inspired by children’s books because it encourages children to read and makes learning fun.
Supplies for The Lorax Paper Plate Craft:
- Paper Plate
- Orange Paint
- Large Googly Eyes
- Orange Pom-Pom
- Yellow Construction Paper
- Paint Brush
Directions for The Lorax Paper Plate Craft:
- Paint the paper plate with the orange paint.
- After the paint dries, glue on the googly eyes and orange pom-pom for the nose.
- Fold the yellow construction paper in half and trace your child’s hand.
- Have your child cut the traced hand out of the construction paper. If your child is just learning how to use scissors, he or she may need hand-over-hand help.
- Unfold the paper and glue the hand onto the paper plate for the mustache.
- Cut two ovals out of the yellow construction paper.
- Cut small, thin slits on one end of each oval and bend them up and down.
- Glue the ovals above the googly eyes for the eye brows.
Extend The Learning:
- Science: Plant a tree or set-up a recycling system at your house
- Snack: Make a Lorax snack by using an orange for the head; cheese for the nose, mustache, and eyebrows; and raisins for the eyes.
Creating The Lorax Paper Plate Craft is a fun way for children to celebrate March is Reading Month and Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2nd.