Every March we have fun 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 recycled craft for The Lorax would be fun for Dr. Seuss’ birthday, or even as an Earth Day craft this April!
I think the Lorax would definitely approve of this recycled craft.
Cardboard Tube Lorax Craft
- Cardboard Tube
- Orange and Yellow Construction Paper
- Googly Eyes
- Scissors and Glue
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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