It's Dr Suess' birthday on Sunday, so our week has involved a lot of crazy and bizarre crafts, including a living room full of 'Truffula Trees', elephant painting and yes, Cats in Hats. Here are two simple paper plate crafts we made on the Cat in Hat theme. I realise, in retrospect that I didn't take many pictures, but if you need more instructions, you can find them here and here.
For the these two crafts, you'll need a variety of paper:
- Red paper
- White paper
- Black paper
- Paper plates
- Googley eyes
- Marker Pen
Let's make the hats first.
First, fold your paper plate in half. Draw a rectangle down the centre of one half and cut around the outline, keeping one end attached and the other cut, so that when you unfold it, the centre of the plate stands up, like top hat.
Take strips of red and glue them to the white rectangular bit, and cut the red bits to be flush with the white.
Fold the top hat bit forward, and there you have your hat.
Next, we make the paper plate Cats.
Glue strips of red paper to a white rectangle for the Cat's hat.
From the black paper, cut thin rectangular strips, two triangle ears and a circle nose.
Glue these to the paper plate, and add the eyes.
Glue the hat to the top of the plate.
Alternatively, cut holes for the eyes and nose, add elastic to the sides, and use this as a mask.
Happy birthday Dr. Seuss!