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Fun Lorax Truffula Tree Craft Fork Painting for Kids

Looking for fun and easy Lorax Truffula Tree craft ideas? This fork painting project is the perfect Dr. Seuss activity for preschool!

We love craft ideas for kids like this Dr. Seuss Truffula Tree craft. Pair it with a reading of The Lorax for a fun afternoon or as part of a day full of Dr. Seuss activities.

One blue painted truffula tree and one pink with pom pom centers. Each has a chevron striped straw for a trunk.

Encourage young readers while celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day with this fun Truffula Tree painting.

Looking for more painting projects for preschoolers? Check out these bottle print flowers.

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Fun Lorax Truffula Tree Painting Craft

This is a super easy Dr. Seuss craft to do with your toddlers or preschoolers and was inspired by the always popular Lorax book and movie.

Since our kids love this movie, this fork painting activity is an easy way to get them excited about having a fun Dr. Seuss themed afternoon reading the book as well as making Lorax trees!

This Dr. Seuss craft activity is one that is perfect for preschool and kindergarten children. It’s made for little kids to learn new skills and have fun creating something beautiful with ease.

The fork tines give a great texture. Plus using something other than a paint brush is fun for the kids!

All of the steps of this activity are easy to manage, it’s a great way for them to follow directions, use hand-eye coordination and focus on creating something fun in the process.

Gather your supplies and have fun letting your kids get creative!

Lorax Truffula Tree Craft Supplies:

Acrylic paints, pom poms, chevron paper straws, plastic fork, and tacky glue laying on paper.
  • Craft Paints (Truffula trees are pink and orange in the Lorax movie, but use what you like!)
  • Plastic forks
  • White paper
  • Paper towel
  • Paint palette or paper plate
  • Paper straws (stripes or chevrons)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pom Poms (optional)

How to Fork Paint Truffula Trees

These truffula trees are made by painting with a fork. You can use a regular fork or plastic ones.

While the original Lorax Truffula trees were orange and pink, you can use any color paint.

You can also use this as an opportunity to teach your kids about colors by mixing them together to create something fun and new.

Fork in yellow paint in middle of small white paint palette.

Squeeze a drop of each paint color you would like to use onto a paper plate or a paint palette. Rub the backside of the fork in the paint.

Orange plastic fork rubbing yellow paint onto white paper.

Brush the fork against the paper in a circular motion, kind of pushing the tines outward.

Once you have created one Lorax Truffula Tree, wipe the fork with a paper towel and repeat using a second color.

Note: If you have a large group of children participating in this Lorax Truffula Tree Craft (either at home or in the classroom), set out one paper plate or paint palette for each color paint and its own plastic fork.

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!

Yellow, blue and pink fork painted Truffula trees with matching pom poms in the center.

Cut the paper straws to length and glue them onto the paper to make Truffula tree trunks.

Use pom poms to make your Truffula Tree craft fun and more dimensional. The kids will enjoy working with mixed media plus they can practice color matching at the same time.

Carefully glue the pom poms to the center of the Truffula Tree.

Finish this project with a fringe of green construction paper along the bottom to look like grass.

Finished Truffula trees fork painting with yellow, blue, and pink trees and green paper grass at the bottom.

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 or preschool classroom.

More crafts for kids:

Toddlers and preschoolers will have fun painting with forks. These can be flowers for a spring activity or Truffula Trees for little Dr. Seuss fans.

Fork Painted Truffula Trees Dr. Seuss Craft

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Fork painting is a fun way to create Truffula Trees in this Dr. Seuss craft for preschoolers and kindergartners.


    1. Squeeze a drop of each paint color you would like to use onto a paper plate or onto a paint palette.
    2. Rub the backside of the fork in the paint.
    3. Brush the back of the fork on the paper, pushing or dragging the tines outward to make the trees look fluffy.
    4. Cut and glue decorative straws for the tree trunks.
    5. Glue pom pom in the middle of the trees.
    6. Cut a strip of green construction paper and cut fringe on one side. Glue it to the bottom to look like grass.
    7. Let everything dry completely.


If you have a large group of children participating in this Lorax Truffula Tree Craft (either at home or in the classroom), set out a paper plate with each color paint and its own plastic fork.

Did you make this project?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

Collage of two completed truffula tree fork paintings with text overlay.

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Monday 13th of June 2016

Those are adorable - what a fun project for kids!! Thank you for sharing it with us at the #HomeMattersParty

Darcy Zalewski

Thursday 16th of June 2016

Thanks, Jamie! Great group activity too. :)


Monday 13th of June 2016

This is so adorable! I've been looking for easy things to try with my kids this summer. Definitely adding this to the list! Thanks for sharing at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link!

Darcy Zalewski

Thursday 16th of June 2016

My kids get very curious about how using alternative painting tools looks. It's fun!

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