Thing 1 and Thing 2 Craft
To celebrate Dr. Seuss Day and Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, I decided to compile my favourite Dr. Seuss characters and bring them to life with fun crafts for kids.
These paper crafts are so much fun and a great kids activity to do during National Read Across America Day on March 2nd.
Thing 1 and Thing 2 are always so mischievous. Especially in with all the shenanigans they get up to in The Cat in the Hat. I love them though, they’re fun and silly and a good reminder to let loose sometimes! The Cat in the Hat is one of my favourite Dr. Seuss books because of them.
Also, keep an eye out for Thing 1 and Thing 2 sugar cookies recipe, Truffula Tree craft, Cat in the Hat paper craft, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish craft, and Horton Hears a Who Craft as well!
Read on for the step-by-step guide for this Thing 1 and Thing 2 craft.
Things You Will Need:
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Print and cut out the pattern from the given template. Trace the template patterns on the selected cardstock papers. Trace the 2 circles on white cardstock papers and the rest of the patterns on red coloured cardstock paper.
Prepare 2 cm x 10 cm strips from blue cardstock papers (you can also use craft paper for this step).
Make quilled teardrop shapes with the blue paper strips. Make as many as you want for the hair of the Thing 1 and Thing 2.
Grab the cutout pattern, prepared in step 1. Place the rectangular cut out on a flat surface vertically. Stick the feet cutouts on the bottom side of the vertical rectangle.
Keep enough space on the top side of the vertical rectangle for the head (big circle) and stick the hand cutouts on 2 sides of the vertical rectangle.
Use a black sharpie or marker pen to draw the faces of the ting 1 and thing 2. Also, write ‘Thing 1’ and ‘Thing 2’ on the small circle cutouts.
Attach the head on the top end of the vertical rectangle. Then attach the small round cut out on the middle of the rectangle.
Apply craft glue along the top open side of the head.
Place the quilled teardrop shapes on the glued part, with their pointy side facing outside.
Add another layer of quilled teardrop shapes to the previous layer. Glue the second layer outside. Once you are done gluing the quilled shapes. Keep it on the flat surface until the glue is dried completely.
Wasn’t that fun and easy? Grab more papers and make Thing 1. Then, they’ll be ready for mischief!
These Things Will Not Bite You
After all, they just want to have fun!
Dr. Seuss has created so many stories that have stood the test of time and touched many generations. These are perfect for after-school crafts, Dr. Seuss birthday parties, and for teachers looking for school crafts!
Mimi loved making this craft, she says it reminds her of her beloved Thing 1 and Thing 2 plushies. So cute!
Try These Dr. Seuss Goodies:
- Thing 1 and Thing 2 Sugar Cookies
- Truffula Tree Craft
- Cat in the Hat Craft
- One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Craft
- Horton Hears a Who Craft
What is your favourite Dr. Seuss story?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.