Each March we have fun celebrating and crafting with some fabulous Dr. Seuss books. This year The Lorax stole my son’s heart. Right away he asked if we could make a diorama for it and a few other favorite Seuss books. (He actually called it a “box thing,” but I knew what he meant.)
This simple craft for The Lorax would be fun for Dr. Seuss’ birthday, or even as an Earth Day craft this April!
Cardboard Tube Lorax Craft
Recycle a cardboard tube to make your own Lorax. (I think the Lorax would definitely approve of recycling with cardboard tube crafts!)
After measuring the toilet paper tube, cut orange construction paper to the correct height and glue it around the tube. (If you don’t want to use a toilet paper tube, you can easily cut a paper towel tube down to length!)
Draw a circle (2 inches in diameter) on orange paper to become The Lorax’s head.
Also cut out two orange arms, yellow eye brows and a mustache from construction paper.
Glue all the items into place (like the picture above). Finally, add some googly eyes.
Of course you can’t have a scene with The Lorax without some colorful Truffula trees!
To make your trees, snip pipe cleaners into various heights and then simply push one end into a colorful pom-pom.
We used our cardboard tube Lorax and Truffula trees to make a diorama. You can do this by covering the bottom of a shoe box with blue construction paper and adding green paper to one side as grass.
Tape the Truffula trees in place to create a happy home for your cardboard tube Lorax.
My son also added a pond with a red fish and blue fish. (Can you guess which Dr. Seuss book he was thinking of?) He has plans to make Horton and a few other favorite characters as well. I love watching him get so excited about a project!
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