With Dr. Seuss’s birthday just around the corner, we’ve created this cute handprint Thing 1 printable craft to celebrate!
It’s a simple, quick and fun paper craft for kids that works well with preschool, kindergarten, and elementary children.
We’ve included the free printable template for this craft, so there are no artistic skills needed to recreate Thing 1’s iconic face!
Take a look at our directions below or watch our short video tutorial to see how simple this card is to make!
And don’t forget to check out all of our Dr. Seuss crafts for kids.
Dr. Seuss Card Craft Ideas
Handprint cards are tons of fun for children because they love seeing their little hands turn into a fun character they recognize, like Thing 1 or Thing 2.
Moms and teachers love them because they’re super simple and cheap to make. There’s no crazy materials needed to make them. In fact, you just need colored paper, glue, and scissors!
Not to mention, that the free printable template makes this Dr. Seuss craft easy and quick to make.
- Colored card stock
- White card stock
- Glue stick
- Thing 1 Template (enter your email in the form located at the end of the page to have the link sent to you)
Download the Thing 1 template, print, and cut out the pieces.
Fold a piece of blue card stock in half and place your child’s hand on it with the pinky or thumb along the fold line.
Trace your child’s hand and cut out the handprint.
Position the handprint with the fold line to the left and place the Thing 1 head in the middle of the handprint. Glue to secure.
Glue the red collar to the backside of Thing 1’s neck.
Open the handprint card and write your message inside.
We couldn’t love the look of this Thing 1 printable craft any more than we already do!
This activity is perfect for young children. It seems like all kids love Dr. Seuss and what kids don’t like Thing 1 & Thing 2?!
My kids love them because they’re crazy looking and a little bit naughty too.
Because of the simplicity of this craft, it’s great for making in the classroom. We bet they’d look so cool on a bulletin board outside the class. And, it fits in perfectly with Read Across America Day!
Thing 1 & Thing 2 Printable Craft Notes
Although these directions are for making this into a handprint card, if you simply want it to be a handprint craft, you can do that as well.
Instead of tracing your child’s hand along the folded paper, just trace it on a flat piece of paper and cut out.
We bet teachers would love receiving one of these cute Thing 1 cards to let know them know they’re doing a great job in the classroom. You could also give one to your favorite librarian!
Write a sweet note inside and surprise your favorite teacher with one.
Don’t forget to enter your email in the form at the end of the page to get your free printable.
More Dr. Seuss Fun For Kids
Reading to your kids is not only a good way to spend quality time with them, but it’s also a great way to help them improve their focus and vocabulary. Check out these fun Dr. Seuss books from the library or buy them from Amazon for 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!
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.
It’s amazing how many benefits there are to crafting. Not only does it help with fine motor skills, following directions and using scissors but also creativity! That’s why we love having kids craft!
Try out one or all of these fun Dr. Seuss crafts today:
Horton Hears A Who Paper Plate Craft – Kids will have fun making this Dr. Seuss day paper plate craft inspired by the lovable, fearless elephant Horton from the classic book “Horton Hears a Who!” This easy and creative project is great for kids of all ages!
Paper Bag Put Me In The Zoo Craft – Kids will love this easy Put Me in the Zoo craft. All you need is a paper bag, scissors, paper, and glue. Cut out all of the shapes and make the iconic and lovable creature today.
Cat in the Hat Craft – It’s Dr. Seuss day, which means it’s time to celebrate with a Cat in the Hat craft for kids! This simple project lets kids paint, cut and glue to end up with bright and cheery decoration!
Fox In Socks Paper Bag Puppet Craft – Looking for a fun and easy craft to keep the kids entertained? This paper bag puppet is perfect! All you need is a few basic supplies and our free template. Plus, it’s based on one of our favorite childhood books, Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss. Let the fun begin!
These Dr. Seuss color by number printables are perfect for a quick and easy no prep activity! Kids will love practicing their fine motor skills with these fun, themed pages. Plus, they’re perfect for celebrating Dr. Seuss Day!
Do your kids need a tshirt to dress up for Dr. Seuss Day? If so, check out our awesome Dr. Seuss shirts for kids!
This fun and colorful Dr. Seuss play dough kit is perfect for keeping kids entertained. It’s great for screen-free fun and includes a variety of colors to keep things interesting. Plus, it celebrates Dr. Seuss Day with some themed accessories!
Share With Us
Did you make this handprint craft with your child or students? We get super excited to see kids making these crafts, so we’d love to see your results!
Activities For Kids
- Colored card stock
- White card stock
- Glue stick
- Thing 1 Template (download form located at the end of the page)
- Download the Thing 1 template, print and cut out the pieces.
- Fold a piece of blue card stock in half and place your child's hand on it with the pinky or thumb along the fold line.
- Trace your child's hand and cut out the handprint.
- Position the handprint with the fold line to the left and place the Thing 1 head in the middle of the handprint. Glue to secure.
- Glue the red collar to the backside of Thing 1's neck.
- Open the handprint card and write your message inside.