Supplies provided by Tombow USA as a perk of being a Brand Ambassador, but the ideas and opinions are my own. Good Morning Y'all! We are celebrating Read Across America Week with a project inspired by Dr. Seuss! I have always loved the rhythmic cadence mixed with the whimsical subject matter of Dr. Seuss’ books, so I have created a Cat in the Hat Pencil Holder with Thing 1 and Thing 2 Pencils inspired by my favorite book and my favorite characters! The perfect reward for your superstar kiddo for reaching a milestone reading goal!
Dr. Seuss Inspired Cat in the Hat Pencil Holder with Thing 1 and Thing 2 Pencils
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Here's what you will need to make a Cat in the Hat Pencil Holder:
- Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive
- MONO Multi XL Liquid Glue from Tombow
- Tombow MONO Zero Eraser
- MONO Drawing Pencil 3H from Tombow
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens – #493 and #835
- MONOTWIN Permanent Marker from Tombow
- MONO Aqua Liquid Glue from Tombow
- Americana Acrylics by DecoArt – Santa Red
- Design Master ColorTool Spray Paint – Primer Grey
- Pencils – Dollar Tree
- Wiggle Eyes – Dollar Tree
- Rubber Bands – Dollar Tree
- Feather Boa – Turquoise (the PERFECT color!)
- Cardstock – White
- Painter's Tape (or Washi will work)
- Scissors – I LOVE my Fiskars!
- Metal Ruler
- Bone Folder
- Oatmeal Container – or similar sized cardboard tube
- Cardboard Scrap – think cereal or cracker box!
Here's how to create Cat in the Hat inspired crafts:
Cover the eraser end of pencils with painters tape. In a well-ventilated area (or outside), base coat pencils with Primer Spray Paint let dry. Topcoat with red paint. Apply Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive to scrap of chipboard. Place pencils, standing up, in the adhesive to dry.
TIP: If you don't want to mess with spray paint, simply sand the pencils lightly and apply two coats of Santa Red.
Remove painters tape and then apply Tombow MONO Multi XL Liquid Glue to ferrule/eraser end of the pencil, tightly wrap a 4″ section of blue feather boa and secure with a rubber band until dry.
Carefully remove the rubber bands. Apply 2 small dots of Tombow MONO Multi XL Liquid Glue to the center of feather head and then place wiggle eyes in the glue. Set aside to dry.
Here is a close up of the Thing 1 and Thing 2 pencils! Each one is unique and they turned out so stinking cute!
Cut a 12″ by 7″ piece of white cardstock to cover the oatmeal container. Using the Tombow MONO Drawing Pencil 3H, draw four pencil lines at 1 3/8″ intervals, creating five sections. Color in the top, middle and bottom sections with Tombow Dual Brush Pen #835. Outline, in a scribbly fashion, with Tombow MONOTWIN Permanent Marker to resemble the illustration style in the Cat in the Hat book. Draw an 8″ circle on white cardstock, cut out and then outline in the same scribbly fashion, to use as the hat brim.
Flip striped cardstock over and apply Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive, remembering to roll to apply then swipe at an angle to end the adhesive. Attach cardstock to the oatmeal container. To secure, burnish ends with a bone folder.
Apply Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue to the bottom edge of the oatmeal container. Attached hat brim circle to the oatmeal container, set aside to dry.
Measure and cut strips of white cardstock 1″ wide by 8″ and fishtail both ends. Outline with scribbly lines using Tombow MONO Permanent Marker. Using Tombow Dual Brush Pens #835 and #493 fine tip write the first half of the quote “Why fit in when you were born to” on one side in blue and using the brush tip, write the other half of the quote “stand out?” in red. Apply Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive, then wrap around the pencil. To secure, burnish with a bone folder.
Here is a close up of the completed pencils with the quote tags, which I just LOVE! Such an important message for our kiddos to hear from us!
I hope that you have enjoyed my Dr. Seuss inspired Cat in the Hat Pencil Holder with Thing 1 and Thing 2 Pencils. Use this project as a jumping-off point to showcase YOUR creativity TODAY!
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For more Cat in the Hat inspiration, click through to check out my Norval the Fish Candy Bucket I created for my Niece for Halloween.
Thanks for stopping by!