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 Dr. Seuss.
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. Older children should be able to cut the pieces themselves. And if you have kids ages 6+, check out these Dr. Seuss activities for older kids.
For each Cat in the Hat craft you will need:
- 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