As you probably know, Dr. Seuss’s birthday is coming up this week – on March 2nd to be exact. We are really big fans of his work in our house and read his books almost every night around here. We have every book he’s ever written, so we definitely have a lot of his books to keep us busy. Today I wanted to share a fun craft that I made recently that was inspired by Dr. Seuss and one of our favorite books of his: A Truffula Trees Fork Painting from The Lorax. We seriously love The Lorax and since it is one of our all time favorites, I couldn’t resist a fun craft inspired from that book in particular. These Truffula Trees are really easy to make and I think it’s a fitting tribute to the works of such a brilliant man.
Here’s what you need:
- White paper
- 2 Shades of each green, blue, and pink craft paints
- Colorful paper straws
- Plastic forks
- Paper plate
- Hot glue/hot glue gun
Here’s what you do:
1. Turn your white paper lengthwise.
2. Cut 1-2″ inches off of each of your straws so they are different lengths and carefully hot glue them vertically them to your lengthwise paper.
3. Mix 2 shades of blue paint lightly together, 2 shades of pink paint, and 2 shades of green paint on a paper plate.
4. Dip a different fork into each color paint and press the fork onto your white paper around the top of each paper straw. Each straw will end up being a different color Truffula tree.
5. Let your Truffula trees dry and display.
I am really happy with how my Truffula Trees Fork Painting Craft came out and have it hanging on my fridge as as speak. Are you doing anything to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday this year? What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book?