Get ready to unleash your creativity and take part in a fun-filled Lorax Paper Plate craft activity! Not only is this craft a blast to create, but it also offers an exciting way to introduce kids to the vital topic of environmentalism.
Through this craft, kids can learn about the significance of protecting our planet and preserving our environment in a fun, hands-on way. And best of all, they’ll have a super cute Lorax handprint keepsake to cherish and remind them of the importance of taking care of our planet!
So, gather your crafting supplies, and let’s dive in and make something beautiful together!
How to Make The Lorax Paper Plate Craft
Before diving into the craft, it’s essential to gather all the necessary materials. Here are the items you will need:
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- Paper plate
- Orange paint
- Paintbrush (we love these paint brushes’ for younger kids)
- Yellow paper
- Orange pom pom
- White paper
- Black marker
Now that you have all the necessary materials, it’s time to get crafting! Follow these simple step-by-step instructions to create your own Lorax Paper Plate craft:
Begin by painting your paper plate with orange paint. Make sure to cover the entire plate and let it dry completely.
Once the plate is dry, fold a sheet of yellow paper in half. Trace your child’s hand horizontally on the bottom of the paper.
Draw a smaller version similar to the traced hand on the top of the paper to create the Lorax’s eyebrows. You can also add some bubbles above the eyebrows to give him a whimsical look.
Cut out the handprint mustache, making sure to keep it connected, and they eyebrows.
Apply some glue on the back of the mustache and eyebrows and place them on the paper plate.
Cut out two circles from white paper to create the Lorax’s eyes.
Glue the white circles onto the paper plate, below the eyebrows.
Draw in the pupils of the eyes with the black marker.
Finally, add a small orange pom pom to the center of the handprint for the Lorax’s nose.
And there you have it! Your very own Lorax Paper Plate craft is complete.
Ideas for Using the Lorax Paper Plate Craft
This Lorax Paper Plate craft is not only fun and easy to make, but it can also be a great educational tool for kids. Here are some ideas for using this craft in your teaching or parenting activities:
Environmentalism: Use the craft to start a conversation about the importance of taking care of our planet. Talk about how the Lorax is a symbol of environmentalism and discuss ways that we can all do our part to protect the environment.
Handprint Memorabilia: The Lorax Paper Plate craft is a great way to create a handprint keepsake that you and your child can look back on for years to come. You can even write the date and your child’s name on the back of the paper plate to remember when it was made.
Storytelling: Before making the Lorax Paper Plate craft, read the Dr. Seuss book “The Lorax” with your child. Use the craft as a visual aid to help your child follow along with the story and engage with the characters.
Classroom Activity: If you’re a teacher, this craft can be a great classroom activity for a lesson on environmentalism or Dr. Seuss. Display the finished crafts in your classroom to create a fun and colorful bulletin board.
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