We love Dr. Seuss craft ideas like this one to not only teach the kids about a great kids book author but to help them have fun using their imagination. Gather your supplies and have fun letting your kids get creative with a fun new fork painting project!
Dr. Seuss Craft Truffula Fork Painting
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This is a super easy Dr. Seuss craft that is ideal for creating with your toddlers or preschoolers. Since all of the parts of this craft are easy to manage, it’s a great way for them to follow directions, use hand-eye coordination and focus on something fun in the process.
These Truffula pictures are inspired by the always popular Lorax book and movie. Since our kids love this movie, this craft is an easy way to get them excited about reading the book as well as making a fun craft inspired by the stories of our favorite Dr. Seuss!
- Craft Paints (Truffula trees are pink and orange in the Lorax movie, but use what you like!)
- Plastic forks
- White paper
- Paper towel
- Paper plate
- Paper straws (stripes or chevrons) Glue Scissors Pom Poms (optional)
These truffula trees are made by painting with the plastic fork.The fork tines give a great texture and using something other than a paint brush is fun for the kids! This Dr. Seuss craft activity is one that is made just for little kids to learn new skills and have fun creating something beautiful with ease. While the original Truffula trees were orange and pink, you could use any colors or even teach your kids about colors by mixing them together to create something fun and new.
Squeeze a drop of each paint color you would like to use onto a paper plate. Rub the backside of the fork in the paint.
Brush it against the paper in a circular motion, kind of flicking the tines outward. Once you have created one tree, wipe the fork with the paper towel and repeat using a second color. This is tons of fun for kids who like getting messy with paint, and parents who prefer less mess and more structure in craft time. If you are a daring mom, before you let the paint dry, you could even sprinkle with glitter to make your Truffula trees shine!
Note: If you have a large group of children doing this at one time, set out a paper plate with each color paint and it’s own plastic fork.
Cut the paper straws to length and glue them onto the paper for the tree “trunks.” Decorate with pom poms if desired! Your Dr. Seuss craft can be finished with a fringe of green construction paper along the bottom to look like grass.
Making a fun Dr. Seuss craft like these cute Truffala Tree Fork Paintings is just another great way to feature one of your favorite authors in your daily routine. Fun crafts, movies and books can go together easily to create a Dr. Seuss themed day in your home.
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