Do you know which children’s author has a birthday on March 2? Dr. Seuss!
During the years I taught language arts, I loved finding ways to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read across America each March with my students.
I’ve since had the pleasure of introducing my own little ones to some fun Dr. Seuss crafts & activities to go with his amazing books.
In honor of Dr. Seuss, we decided to decorate the house with this simple Cat in the Hat craft.
This Cat in the Hat paper plate craft is perfect for toddlers through kindergarten-aged children.
For toddlers I suggest having all the pieces cut out ahead of time for this kids craft.
Older children should be able to cut the pieces themselves. And if you have kids ages 8+, check out these Dr. Seuss activities for older kids.
Cat in the Hat Craft
- White paper plate
- Top hat cut from white paper
- 3 red strips cut from construction paper
- 2 black triangles (ears)
- 4 thin strips of black construction paper (whiskers)
- 1 small black triangle (nose)
Glue the red strips of construction paper to the white hat to make the stripes on The Cat’s hat. You can trim the red paper to fit the hat once it is glued.
Glue the top hat to the top of the paper plate.
Add the cat’s triangle ears, nose and whiskers.
Use a black marker or crayon to draw eyes on The Cat in the Hat. Also add a cat smile.
Finally, add fur details around the cat’s face.
My toddler was very proud of his Cat in the Hat. He couldn’t wait to hang it up.
My daughter flipped her paper plate around and did her face on the opposite side. They both turned out cute!
We love celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday each year! If you liked this Cat in the Hat craft, you may also like a few of our other Dr. Seuss activities.
- Activities for Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You
- I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today Craft
- Activities for Hop on Pop
- Yertle the Turtle Math Game
- Daisy-Head Mayzie Craft
- 25 Dr. Seuss Crafts
this is a great craft..especially for Dr. Seuss….a birthday celebration Cat in the Hat!
What a good idea here! I want to try this with my kids too…Thanks a lot!
I love that idea!! So cool
Thanks! The bonus was that it wasn’t too hard to do and got our minds off of being sick.
Making Our Life Matter says
I miss those days when my kids were into Dr. Seuss. What a great craft! Have a terrific week!
Have you linked this up to our Ultimate Dr. Seuss Linky Party?? 🙂
Can’t wait to see all of your other activities 🙂
No, I hadn’t (limited computer time right now while trying to heal the family up…), but heading that way now!
Thanks for telling me!
My youngest that is in 2nd grade gets to wear her pjs to school on Friday and bring in some of her favorite books to read out loud to her classmates to celebrate Read Across America. She is so excited!!!
So fun! Love that they get to wear their p.j.’s – those days are always fun ones for the kids!
dumb mom says
fun way to celebrate such an awesome story teller!
Thanks – they had fun doing it and my son loves to show his cat to people.
Very cute! Love this! Thanks for sharing! Visiting from SITS.
Thanks so much for stopping in! I will be visiting your site soon!
Cindy deRosier says
I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your craft! You can see it here:
If you have other kid-friendly crafts, we’d love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!
Thank you for letting me know you featured it! Looking forward to checking it out!
This looks easy enough that even I could do it:) Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.