Cat in the Hat Craft
When you hear the Cat in the Hat you automatically think Dr. Seuss. At least I do, it’s one of my most beloved books from my childhood and of my kids too.
With National Read Across America Day coming up, as well as Dr. Seuss Day (better known as Dr. Seuss’ Birthday) I wanted to offer you a series of Dr. Seuss crafts. With a cookie recipe in there for good measure!
Read on for the full step-by-step guide for the Cat in the Hat craft.
Things You Will Need:
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Select red, black and white cardstock papers for this craft. Trace the shapes from the given template, on the selected cardstock papers.
Take the rectangle and the 4 strip cutouts; these are the patterns for the hat. Stick the 3 red strips on the rectangle cutout, keeping an even distance between each strip, on the rectangle.
Now stick the longer strip cut out on either side (width) of the rectangle to complete the hat pattern.
Grab the 2 round cutouts along with the rest of the cutouts. Stick the small round shape on the middle of the big round shape (this will be the head of the cat).
Stick the 2 (relatively smaller triangles, which are the ears of the cat) on the top side of the head (round shapes). Glue the pointy sides of the 2 other triangles on the small round shape to make a bow pattern. Stick the bow on the bottom side of the head.
Take the cardstock hat from step 3 and stick it on the top side of the head pattern. Make sure that the ears (triangles) are popped out of the hat.
Use a black sharpie or black gel pen to draw the face of the cat.
The Cat in the Hat
Knows a lot about that, right?
With this craft, your kids or students can have their own wild adventures with the Cat in the Hat.
Mimi loved making this craft because she is the Cat in the Hat’s biggest fan. I looked high and low (mind you this was in 2010) to find this Cat in the Hat plush. She begged and begged for it and I finally found it. So, this craft has a soft spot for me!
Like This Craft, Try These:
- Thing 1 and Thing 2 Sugar Cookies
- Thing 1 and Thing 2 Craft
- Truffula Tree Craft
- One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Craft
- Horton Hears a Who Craft
Have you read the Cat in the Hat?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist and editor of lifestyle blog Whispered Inspirations. A social media junkie, a travel-lover with insatiable wanderlust and an aficionado for fun gadgets, good eats, and entertainment. You can find her on Instagram and everywhere else under @WhispersInspire.