20 Lorax Crafts for Kids

Calling all Lorax fans! Get ready to craft, create, and celebrate the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss with these 20 Lorax-inspired crafts for kids.

These activities are perfect for all ages and skill levels, making them ideal for a rainy day, an Earth Day celebration, or simply a fun way to spark creativity.

Whether your child is a painting pro or a glue-wielding warrior, there’s a Lorax craft waiting to be made!

Let’s Speak for the Trees with Low-Prep Crafts:

Paper Plate Lorax:

This classic craft is a great introduction for younger children. Use construction paper to create the Lorax’s features and glue them onto a decorated paper plate. Bonus points for adding a fuzzy pipe cleaner mustache!

Handprint Lorax:

This adorable craft captures a special moment while celebrating the Lorax’s message. Make colorful handprints on construction paper, then add details like eyes, a mustache, and a Truffula Tree “hairdo.”

Toilet Paper Roll Lorax:

Upcycle cardboard rolls into a delightful Lorax! Paint the roll orange, add construction paper features, and top it off with a yarn wig for that signature Lorax look.

Fork-Painted Truffula Trees:

Transform a simple fork into a Truffula Tree painting tool! Dip the prongs in different colors and create a vibrant forest on paper.

Salt Dough Lorax Charm:

Create a long-lasting Lorax keychain or necklace with air-dry clay (salt dough). Mold the Lorax shape, bake or air-dry it, then add paint and a keyring for a unique Lorax token.

Let’s Get Crafty with Paper Crafts:

Printable Lorax Template:

Find a Lorax template online and let your child’s creativity run wild! Color, cut, and assemble the Lorax for a quick and easy craft.

Paper Bag Lorax Puppet:

Craft a talking Lorax with a paper bag puppet! Decorate a brown paper bag with the Lorax’s face, add pipe cleaner arms, and put on a show!

Quilled Paper Truffula Trees:

This craft takes a bit more patience but yields stunning results. Use colorful strips of paper to create beautiful, spiraled Truffula Trees for a unique Lorax landscape.

Lorax Corner Bookmark:

Encourage reading with a Lorax-themed bookmark! Cut out a Lorax shape from construction paper, laminate it for durability, and clip it onto your favorite book.

Papercraft Lorax and Truffula Trees:

Create a 3D Lorax scene complete with Truffula Trees! Find printable papercraft templates online and carefully assemble the Lorax and his colorful forest.

Time to Get Messy with Fun Techniques:

Puffy Paint Truffula Trees:

Make your own puffy paint with shaving cream and glue for a fun sensory experience. Squeeze the paint onto paper and create fluffy, textured Truffula Trees.

Tie-Dye Coffee Filter Truffula Trees:

Science meets art with this vibrant activity! Dye coffee filters with bright colors and watch them transform into whimsical Truffula Trees.

Lorax Playdough Fun:

Let your child sculpt their own Lorax world with colorful playdough. Create the Lorax, Truffula Trees, and other characters from the story for imaginative play.

Fingerprint Lorax:

This craft is perfect for little hands! Use different colored paints to make fingerprints for the Lorax’s body, face, and mustache.

Sock Puppet Lorax:

Repurpose an old sock into a playful Lorax puppet! Decorate the sock with Lorax features, add buttons for eyes, and put on a show with multiple Lorax sock puppets.

Upcycle and Repurpose for Creative Fun:

Cereal Box Lorax:

Don’t throw away those empty cereal boxes! Cut and paint them to create a Lorax standing tall or a fun Lorax house for other small toys.

Lorax Milk Carton Feeder:

Upcycle a milk carton into a bird feeder fit for the Thneedville birds. Decorate it with a Lorax face and fill it with birdseed to attract feathered friends.

Lorax Plant Pot:

Breathe new life into a plain flower pot with a Lorax makeover! Paint it orange, add Lorax features, and plant colorful flowers for a cheerful decoration.

Lorax Costume Extravaganza:

Transform your child into the Lorax with a fun costume! Use an orange shirt or sweatshirt as a base, add felt eyebrows and a mustache, and create a Truffula Tree hairpiece with pipe cleaners and colorful craft yarn. Don’t forget the signature bushy eyebrows!

Lorax Friendship Bracelets:

Create colorful friendship bracelets with the Lorax theme! Use embroidery floss in orange, black, white, and other bright colors. Find a simple friendship bracelet braid pattern (like the forward braid) and incorporate the Lorax’s color scheme or create a Truffula Tree pattern with alternating colors. These bracelets are a fun way to share the Lorax message with friends and spread environmental awareness.

These 20 Lorax crafts are just the beginning! With a little imagination and these inspiring ideas, you and your child can create a world of Lorax fun. Remember, the most important part is to have fun, get creative, and spread the message of taking care of our planet.

Bonus Tip: While crafting, take some time to read Dr. Seuss’s “The Lorax” together. Discuss the environmental message of the story and how your Lorax crafts can be a reminder to take care of the Earth.

Sohaib Hasan Shah

Sohaib's journey includes 10+ years of teaching and counseling experience at BCSS School in elementary and middle schools, coupled with a BBA (Hons) with a minor in Educational Psychology from Curtin University (Australia) . In his free time, he cherishes quality moments with his family, reveling in the joys and challenges of parenthood. His three daughters have not only enriched his personal life but also deepened his understanding of the importance of effective education and communication, spurring him to make a meaningful impact in the world of education.

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