|"The Cat in the Hat" Dr. Seuss Kids Craft|
Who doesn't love that crazy cat created by Dr. Seuss? The Cat in the Hat is a cherished character that is always up to no good- but means well. Create a three-dimensional Cat in the Hat kids craft using a milk jug, tissue paper and your child's imagination.
Classified: Easy and would be best suited for Kindergarten to Second Grade independently. I created this with my 3.5 year old (we worked together).
What you need:
- Gallon milk jug
- Black and white tissue paper
- 2 sheets of white paper 12x18"
- Red paint
- Glue and water mixture (or decoupage glue)
- Sponge brush
- Black construction paper (scraps if you have them)
- Cat in the Hat books by Dr. Seuss:
What to do:
Prep: read to your child/children The Cat in the Hat books by Dr. Seuss. Wash out a gallon milk jug. Tear pieces of black and white tissue paper up.
1. Pre-draw 4 stripes on one of the large sheets of white paper horizontally to create The Cat's Hat. Have your child/student paint every other space red. Set aside to dry.
|To help my preschooler, I marked the three stripes that should be red.|
2. Draw an outline on the milk jug as to where the Cat's face should be.
3. Lightly paint the glue-water mixture where you want the black tissue paper to be. Place the torn black tissue paper on top and generously paint over it with the water-glue mixture (or decoupage glue).
4. Repeat the same above for the Cat in the Hat's face, this time using white torn tissue paper.
5. Dry over night.
6. Using a black marker add details to the cats face.
7. Cut out two ears using black tissue paper and glue onto either side of the Cat's head.
8. Cut a large "doughnut" out of white paper to make the rim of the Cat's hat. Place over the top of the gallon milk jug. Roll the striped paper to form the hat and staple. Take the center of the white "doughnut" and glue to top of the hat.
9. Generously apply glue to the top of the gallon milk jug to hold the hat into place. Center hat and allow to dry.
This was so easy to make and would be an awesome class project!