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Cat In The Hat Craft [Free Template]

Dr. Seuss and his zany books have had a huge impact on children over the years! Every child we know loves them and always wants to learn more about this imaginary world his characters live in.

To celebrate Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Day, we’ve made this easy Cat In The Hat craft. It’s a simple Dr. Suess craft kids will have a blast making!

It’s part art, part craft, which means it’ll appeal to lots of different children.

All you need to do is grab some paper, paint, glue, and a few other supplies and you’ll be ready. Not only will this craft help keep the kids engaged, but it’ll also help with fine motor skills!

Download the free printable template and make it with preschool, kindergarten, and elementary children any time of year!

Printable Cat In The Hat Craft

cat in the hat craft image collage with the words cat in the hat painting in the middle

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Red paint
  • Q tip or pencil with eraser
  • Cat in the Hat template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the Cat In The Hat template and print it out on white cardstock.

hand holding cat in the hat craft template

Using the eraser side of the pencil or a q tip, dip in a small pool of red paint. Make dots all around the top, middle, and bottom portion of the hat.

After finishing the hat, make dots all along the bow tie as well. Let the paint dry completely before moving on.

hand painting dots on cat in the hat craft with back of pencil eraser

Once all the paint has dried, cut out the pieces.

Assemble the cat by gluing the body to the front of the cat’s neck.

hand gluing body to cat in the hat craft

Place the cat’s white fur in the middle of the body and glue it in place.

hand gluing white fur to cat in the hat craft

Position the bow tie in the middle of the neck and glue it down to secure it.

hand gluing bowtie to cat in the hat craft

Finish making the cat by gluing the hat to the top of the head. We pulled the ears forward, on top of the hat as well.

hand gluing hat to cat in the hat craft

Take the completed cat and glue it to a brightly colored piece of paper.

hands gluing cat in the hat craft to blue piece of paper

That’s it! Isn’t this so cute?

cat in the hat craft

More Dr. Seuss Fun

We’ve got lots of other fun and easy ways to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day! If you need more ideas, check them out below and pick your favorites.

We can’t talk about Read Across America Day without mentioning books, right?! There are so many awesome Dr. Seuss books. Read them during the week leading up to the big day, or just read them before bedtime.

These are some of the top Dr. Seuss books. Grab them from the library or buy them from Amazon to add to your home library collection.

Are You My Mother? is a cute book about a little bird who’s trying to find his mom in a big world!

Oh, The Places You’ll Go! – This book is a classic Dr. Seuss book about the ups and downs of life. It’s such a great read!

Dr. Seuss Second Book Collection– This boxed set of of five Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss—The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, Dr. Seuss’s ABC, Oh Say Can You Say?, Oh the Thinks You Can Think!, and I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! is a great addition to your home library.

hand holding cat in the hat craft

Want more craft ideas? We’ve got you covered there as well!

This handprint Thing 1 printable craft is one of our readers’ favorites! It’s simple and can be given to your child’s teacher as well.

If Horton is one of your child’s favorite characters, you have to make this Horton Hears A Who printable puppet craft. It’s great for pretend play after making it too!

Make this Dr. Seuss paper plate fish craft to go along with this Cat in the Hat craft.

Kids will actually want to take a bath when they use these Lorax bath bombs. Get ready for Dr. Seuss dress up day with this Dr. Seuss dress or these Thing 1 & Thing 2 shirts.

two cat in the hat crafts

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Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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Cat In The Hat Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 4 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This easy Cat in the Hat craft is a fun art activity for Dr. Seuss Day! Download the free printable template and make it with the kids at home or at school!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Red paint
  • Q tip or pencil with eraser
  • Cat in the Hat template

Instructions

  1. Download the Cat In The Hat template and print it out on white cardstock.
  2. Using the eraser side of the pencil or a q tip, dip in a small pool of red paint. Make dots all around the top, middle, and bottom portion of the hat.
  3. After finishing the hat, make dots all along the bow tie as well. Let the paint dry completely before moving on.
  4. Once all the paint has dried, cut out the pieces.
  5. Assemble the cat by gluing the body to the front of the cat's neck.
  6. Place the cat's white fur in the middle of the body and glue it in place.
  7. Position the bow tie in the middle of the neck and glue it down to secure it.
  8. Finish making the cat by gluing the hat to the top of the head. We pulled the ears forward, on top of the hat as well.
  9. Take the completed cat and glue it to a brightly colored piece of paper.

Free Cat In The Hat Template

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Sevil

Sunday 21st of March 2021

perfect

Sam T

Tuesday 23rd of March 2021

Thanks!

Jamie

Sunday 28th of February 2021

This is so cute! The only problem I'm having is the body isn't colored black on the template. I really don't want kids to have to color it with a crayon. Is there an updated template where the body piece is colored black?

Sam T

Monday 1st of March 2021

Thanks! No, we don't have it colored black so that it saves ink. We just print it on black paper and cut it out.

Kelli

Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

Please send me the cat in the hat template

Sam T

Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you ?

Jennifer Surin

Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

I can't wait to try this with my littles

Sam T

Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

Woohoo! Have fun!

Jennifer Surin

Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

this looks soooo fun

Sam T

Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

Thanks! Hope everything thinks it is too!

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