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Make This Easy Dr. Seuss Truffula Tree Craft For Kids

The Lorax has to be one of our favorite Dr. Seuss books! Alongside the fun and silly rhymes, it also has an important message about taking care of our environment. 

One of the most iconic symbols from the book is the truffula tree. If your kids love these trees just as much as The Lorax does, then you have to make this simple Truffula tree craft for kids! It’s a great way to bring these colorful, fluffy trees to life.

Make this simple craft at home or in the classroom as a fun activity to go along with reading the classic story. It would also be a great way to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2nd! 

Just follow our simple instructions below and get ready to make your own truffula trees with your little ones.

Once you’ve made your truffula tree forest, check out our other Dr. Seuss crafts and activities to keep the fun going!

Easy Truffula Tree Craft

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To start, take the yellow popsicle sticks and use a black marker to draw wavy lines along the entire popsicle stick.

hand drawing wavy lines along yellow popsicle stick

Next, choose a vibrant color of embroidery floss and wrap the entire pack around three fingers. Your kids can get creative with their choice of colors and let their imagination run wild.

hands wrapping embroidery floss around 3 fingers

Once the embroidery floss is all wrapped up, help your kids slide their fingers out and tie the end in a double knot around the center.

hand tieing up embroidery floss

Now, it’s time to add some fluff to our Truffula trees! Guide your kids to carefully cut the loop on each side of the tied embroidery floss to make the delightful tree tufts.

hand cutting embroidery floss

Encourage your kids to repeat these steps for each color of embroidery floss they’ve chosen. This is where they can create a forest of vibrant Truffula trees full of personality and charm.

To make these Truffula trees stand tall and proud, grab a glue gun or some glue dots. Help your kids use these to secure the tree tuft to the top of the striped craft sticks.

hand gluing embroidery floss pom to popsicle stick

Isn’t it simple and easy to make? Check out our popsicle stick crafts to keep them entertained even longer.

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Making This Craft In The Classroom

If you’re planning on making this Lorax Truffula tree craft in the classroom, we’d suggest it for ages 8 and up.

If you do want to make this craft with younger kids, you’ll need to have adult assistance. Coloring the popsicle sticks is easy enough for children of any ages, but making the Truffula treetop is the trickier part.

You could always make these ahead of time and then just have the kids glue them on when they make the craft. Alternatively, you could use a large pre-made fluffy pom pom, cotton balls or even pipe cleaners.

Dr. Seuss Day Theme Ideas

If your kids are big lovers of Dr. Seuss and his books, why not celebrate his birthday with a fun theme day? You can incorporate crafts, activities, and reading into a day of learning and fun! Keep reading to discover some of our favorite Dr. Seuss Day theme ideas for kids.

Dr. Seuss Day Books

We can’t talk about Dr. Seuss without mentioning the best Dr. Seuss books! These are some of the top-rated ones. Grab them from your local library or add them to your home 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 and will soon become your kid’s new favorite book!

Dr. Seuss Second Book Collection– This boxed set 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.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss Crafts

Fox in Socks Paper Plate Craft – If you’re looking for some fun crafts to do with your little ones, this Fox in Socks activity is perfect! It’s simple to set up and is fun for kids of all ages. Make this craft to celebrate your favorite Dr. Seuss book or to use up any leftover paper plates – either way, it’s sure to be a hit!

Put Me in The Zoo Puppet Craft – This fun paper craft uses paper bags to create a puppet inspired by the book ‘Put Me in The Zoo’! Download our free template to make this craft even easier for little hands. Your kids can then use their imagination to create a polka-dotted creature just like the character in the book!

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Horton Hears a Who Handprint Craft – Here’s a great craft idea for all the Horton Hears a Who fans out there! Using their handprint and some simple supplies, your kids will have so much fun making their very own Horton. This is another craft that would be perfect for celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday or Read Across America Week.

Cat in The Hat Craft – This dot painting craft is a ton of fun and super simple to do! Using a Q-tip or pencil with an eraser, your child can create a Cat in The Hat-inspired masterpiece. It’s a great way to work on fine motor skills while also celebrating one of the most iconic characters in children’s literature!

Dr. Seuss Activity Ideas

These free printable Dr. Seuss hats are a great idea for a classroom or at-home activity. Just print the free templates, cut them out, and let your kid’s imagination run wild as they color and decorate their hat. With The Lorax, Thing 1 and 2, and Horton, there’s a hat for every favorite Dr. Seuss character!

For something a little more challenging, our Dr. Seuss color by number printables are a fun option. Perfect for both younger and older children, these printables will keep them entertained while practicing their number and color recognition skills. Print them out and watch as your child brings the colorful characters to life!

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Dr. Seuss is best known for his rhyming stories which kids love to read and listen to. If your kiddo is a fan of reading, they have to make these Dr. Seuss printable bookmarks! With different characters to choose from, your child will have a personalized bookmark to use while reading their favorite books.

I do not like green eggs and ham, I do not like them Sam-I-Am! If this sounds familiar, you’re going to love this green eggs & ham sensory bin. Your kids will have the best time as they scoop and pour through this activity! This tactile experience is not only fun but also great for developing fine motor skills.

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Dr. Seuss Truffula Tree Craft

Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Medium

Learn how to make this simple Dr. Seuss truffula tree craft for kids!


  • Yellow popsicle sticks
  • Black marker
  • Embroidery thread (in pink, yellow and blue)
  • Hot glue and hot glue gun or extra-strength glue dots


  • Scissors


  1. Place the yellow craft sticks on a paper plate and color thin wavy lines across each one. 
  2. Using one color of embroidery floss, wrap the entire pack around three fingers. 
  3. Slide your fingers out and tie the end in a double knot around the center. 
  4. Cut the loop on each side to make the truffula tree tufts. 
  5. Repeat for each color embroidery floss.
  6. Use the glue gun or glue dots to secure the tree tuft to the top of the striped craft sticks. 

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Gerri Yunker

Tuesday 22nd of February 2022

would love to make this with the preschoolers


Wednesday 15th of September 2021

What a great craft to make with my 2 autistic kids. Simple and yet a lot of fun. Thanks!!


Thursday 16th of September 2021

Hey Helen! I'm glad you like it!

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