To celebrate a very special birthday, we made a Dr Seuss Kids Craft this week. Our kids made this Original Wall Art for their rooms. (Great keepsake craft!)
Everyone has grown up with some type of “Dr. Seuss” in their lives. Whether it’s reading his books, watching classic movies, or wondering why on earth anyone would want to eat green eggs, “Seuss” is a name we all pair with some kind of memory.
Reading is a very important part of my families night-time routine. It’s where my husband and I enjoy watching our boys’ imagination take flight, transposing a regular story into an exciting adventure full of animation and giggles. Dr. Seuss is one of our favorite authors because it’s easy for my four-year-old to start reading while learning sight words, and keeps the attention of my two-year-old because of the rhyming. I have to admit, I love them all too!
One of our favorites is Put Me in the Zoo. Our house is a fine line between a zoo and a circus, and who doesn’t chuckle at seeing a yellow bear with colorful spots?! For our craft, we’re going to honor Dr. Seuss and celebrate his birthday with a spotted bear canvas for my kids to hang in their bedroom. And what can I say, all this talk about Dr. Seuss inspired some rhyming…Let’s make a canvas!
Let’s make a canvas!
Cute and so quaint,
We’ll use lots of colors!
And fun puffy paint!
We’re making a bear,
That wants in a zoo,
But belongs in a circus,
Some spots are so blue!
Our materials are simple,
Just paint, canvas, love
This will sure be a craft
You’re all so proud of!
This kids craft was a great opportunity to work with my children on exercising patience and staying in the lines. My 2-year-old was not as patient as my 4-year-old, but that was to be expected! As you can see by some the of smudging, his cute, chubby, little hands kept rubbing against the canvas! Just when we thought it was dry enough for him, he would touch more paint and giggle from the mess. But he was having tons of sensory fun playing with the paint and that’s all that matters. His little smudges make it his very own and that’s what makes it his. I try to always remember this when crafting with my toddlers!
DR. SEUSS KIDS CRAFT: ORIGINAL WALL ART
- A canvas. Any size you choose, we picked a standard 8×10
- Puffy paint in the following colors: red, blue, purple, black, green
- Paint brush
- Any household items to make a big circle for its face, and two little circles for ears. We used a cereal bowl and small sauce bowls
Step 1: Paint canvas yellow, let dry.
Step 2: Trace face and ears with a pencil to ensure the shapes project a nice, round circle. Use black puffy paint to color over the penciled tracing. You can also add eyes and a cute bear nose with the black paint.
Step 3: Now is the really fun part! Let your children’s imaginations run wild as they add different colored spots all over the face and ears. I had each of my kiddos tell me every color they were using to reinforce knowledge of them all, especially for the youngest.
Step 4: Let dry and hang in their room or art wall!
Thanks for reading,