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Dr. Seuss is one of our absolute favorite authors (Hop on Pop was the first book that Gibbs wanted to read repeatedly), and March 2 just happens to be his birthday. Many communities across the country also celebrate “Read Across America Day” on March 2 (no coincidence there). Even as a college student, I joined in the fun by volunteering at local elementary schools where I read to the students and participated in book-related activities. This week, in anticipation of the upcoming “holiday,” I am continuing the celebrations in my own house!

Dr. Seuss Lorax Truffula Tree Craft

As I mentioned, we love Dr. Seuss, and The Lorax is definitely one of our favorite books (and movies). As a result, it was only natural to begin our week-long celebration of Dr. Seuss by creating our own Truffula Trees!

Gibbs with Lorax Book

This was one of the easiest crafts that we’ve done yet. You will only need:

(1) Some green playdough (see this post for my easy homemade recipe, although store bought would work great too)

(2) Pipe cleaners

(3) Large pom-poms

I picked up these “sparkle pom-poms” at Michaels, and Gibbs helped pull out the largest pom-poms from each bag.

Pom Poms

My love:

Gibbs

Once we had our supplies spread out on our table, we just poked a pipe cleaner into each pom-pom – no glue required!

Pipecleaner on pom pom

Then we stuck our “trees” into the green playdough.

Put tree in dough

Tree in dough 2

And within a few minutes, we had an entire Truffula Tree forest!

Truffula Trees Craft

Truffula Trees

Our celebration continues all week, so stay tuned for more Dr. Seuss fun!

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