Every March we have fun with some fabulous Dr. Seuss crafts & activities.
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 cardboard tube The Lorax craft would be a fun craft for Dr. Seuss’s birthday, or use it as an Earth Day craft in April.
The Lorax is one of Dr. Seuss’s brilliant books that has a message. It would be perfect to read with the kids for Earth Day.
I think the Lorax himself would 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.
Truffula Trees Craft
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 kids get so excited about a project!
If you liked this Lorax craft, you’ll also enjoy:
- Lorax-Inspired Mocktail
- Funtastic Dr. Seuss Inspired Math Activities
- Dr. Seuss Activities for Older Kids
- The Cat in the Hat Craft