Create the easiest Craft Stick, Dr. Seuss Hat Craft, from my favorite book, The Cat In The Hat with the kiddos using limited supplies you probably already have in your stash. Quick and easy to make in about 30 minutes, you just have to be patient enough to wait for the paint to dry. Scroll all the way down for some fun quotes.
Popsicle Stick Dr. Seuss Hat Craft from the Cat in the Hat Book
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Here's what you need to make a Cat in the Hat craft from Popsicle Sticks:
- Wooden Craft Stick Jumbo, one – Dollar Tree
- Wooden Craft Stick Regular, fifteen – Dollar Tree
- Mini Clothespin, one – Dollar Tree
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens – 856 N15 452
- Americana Acrylics by DecoArt – Country Red and Titanium White
- Cardstock, White
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (or Liquid Craft Glue)
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Paper Trimmer
Here's how to create a Craft Stick Hat from the Cat in the Hat:
To begin the Dr. Seuss Hat Craft, gather all supplies and protect your work surface. Basecoat one jumbo wooden craft stick and six of the regular wooden craft sticks Titanium White acrylic craft paint. Basecoat nine of the regular wooden craft sticks with Country Red acrylic craft paint. Paint the mini wooden clothespin with Titanium White acrylic craft paint. Let paint dry and apply a second coat, if necessary. I love Americana Acrylics by DecoArt for their rich colors and one coat coverage on most surfaces, so no need for second coats!
Measure and cut a scrap of white cardstock 6” by 3.5”. On your work surface, dry-fit the regular craft sticks as follows: three red, three white, three red, three white, and three red. Place the single white jumbo craft stick at the bottom as the hat brim.
Attach the single white jumbo craft stick to the bottom of the cardstock with a glue gun and glue sticks. Continue to glue the regular craft sticks to the cardstock, alternating three red and three white until you reach the top of the hat. You can use liquid craft glue, you just have to wait for it to dry.
Measure and cut white cardstock into 3” by 5” rectangles. Pick out your favorite Cat in the Hat and Dr. Seuss quotes. This is the perfect opportunity to get the kiddos reading or you can research quotes online.
Using the bullet tip of Dual Brush Pens 856 and 452, hand letter your favorite quotes onto the 3” by 5” rectangles of cardstock. Outline with Dual Brush Pen N15 Lamp Black, using a loose and sketchy style, like the Cat in Hat illustrations. I love that the 856 and 452 Dual Brush Pens are a perfect Cat in the Hat color match!
To finish the Dr. Seuss Hat Craft, attach the hand-lettered quotes to the craft stick hat with the mini clothespin to create a fun display for Read Across America Week, which is March 1st through March 5th. In celebration of Dr. Seuss' Birthday!
Quick and Easy Popsicle Stick Cat in the Hat
I love being sneaky with my kids' crafts, so they are not only fun but educational too! This Craft Stick Cat in the Hat craft helps work on color recognition, counting, and writing skills while giving an opportunity to read with the kiddos, or have them read to you. We even got to meet the Cat in the Hat (social distanced, of course) on a recent trip to Seuss Landing at Universal Studios! Wasn't he nice to pose with my craft?
I am partnering up with my crafty bestie Laura from Laura Kelly's Inklings to share some fun Dr. Seuss Crafts and FREE Printable files this week. Click through to see her fabulous Dr. Seuss Preschool Fish Craft for Mr. McElligot's Pool and download three FREE Printables to go with this fantastic book.
We are celebrating Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss' Birthday which is coming up on March 2nd. My Thing 1 and Thing 2 Pencil Toppers are made with felt. Laura made Thing 1 and Thing 2 Cupcakes in jars, which are super cute. Laura also has a great post with FREE Printables featuring colors and feelings in the book My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss.
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