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Dr. Seuss – Truffula Tree Paper Craft

Truffula trees in green, teal, and purple on a yellow and white background with pink hearts surrounding them.

Truffula Tree Paper Craft

What I love about truffula trees is that they remind me of the Lorax. It is also a reminder to treat Mother Earth with love and respect.

It is the reason the Lorax is one of my favorite stories of all time. To celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and the official Dr. Seuss Day, this is a nod to the truffula tree. The very ones you see throughout his tale of the Lorax!

This makes for a great craft for teachers to do with their class or a fun after school craft for the kids. We’re big Seuss fans, so make sure you try our other crafts and goodies.

Look for Thing 1 and Thing 2 sugar cookies recipe, Thing 1 and Thing 2 paper craft, Cat in the Hat craft, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish craft, and Horton Hears a Who craft as well!

For now, read on for the step-by-step guide to making your very own truffula trees! Just make sure that your truffula trees are admired, not for making Thneeds!

Supplies needed to make truffula trees. Different strands of paper shaped like a rainbow, construction paper, glue stick, and scissors.

Things You Will Need:

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Setting up the base with a brown construction paper stem and blue circle for tree base.

Step 1:

Cut out a strip and a round shape from thick craft papers. The round paper will be the base for the truffula tree and the strip will be the trunk of the tree.

Light blue strips of paper, ready to be quilled.

Step 2:

Prepare 6 inches long quilling strips for quilling the shapes for the truffula tree.

Blue tear drop quilled and cylinders that are quilled as well.

Step 3:

Use the slotted quilling tool to coil the strips. Prepare 7 loose coils and 12 teardrop shapes.

Adding the quilled cylinders to the circle which is the top of the truffula tree.

Step 4:

Take the round cut out and glue one of the loose coils on the center of the round cut out.

Quilled cylinders glued to center of circle of truffula tree.

Step 5:

Glue the rest of the loose coils around the center loose coil, on the round cut out.

Now the quilled tear drop paper are being glued on side ways to make the Truffula tree top.

Step 6:

Grab the teardrop shapes and glue them around the loose coils; glue each teardrop between 2 loose coils from the previous layer. You can glue 6 teardrop shapes in this step.

All quilled coils are glued onto circle for top of the truffula tree.

Step 7:

Now glue the rest of the teardrop shapes between the previously glued teardrop shapes.

Top of truffula tree is glued to the brown construction paper trunk.

Step 8:

Now simply glue the strip at the back side of the quilled round pattern.  Allow the glue to dry.

Final product of 3 truffula trees on a white and yellow background. Green, purple, and light blue.

I Speak for the Trees

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” Isn’t that the truth? This is the message that I love about the Lorax.

The truffula represents all of that! Just remember, to recycle the paper you use, reuse it or keep it forever!

Looking for more inspo? Try these!

Do you like the Lorax?

Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!

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Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday and the official Dr. Seuss Day, with this truffula tree paper craft. The very ones you see throughout his tale of the Lorax! #DrSeuss #DrSeussDay #DrSeussCrafts #TheLorax
Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday and the official Dr. Seuss Day, with this truffula tree paper craft. The very ones you see throughout his tale of the Lorax! #DrSeuss #DrSeussDay #DrSeussCrafts #TheLorax

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  1. I want to take a stab at making these with recycled paper, in lieu of quilling strips. Might turn out neat (or may look nowhere near as nice as the ones you’ve created here! LOL).

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