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Handprint Thing 1 Printable Craft [Free Template]

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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

Collage of Thing 1 handprint craft images with the words thing 1 card craft in the middle

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.

Related: Free Printable Dr. Seuss Hats For Kids

Supplies

Directions

Download the Thing 1 template, print and cut out the pieces. Hands holding Thing 1 craft template

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.Hands folding piece of blue paper in half

Trace your child’s hand and cut out the handprint. Adult hand tracing child hand on blue paper

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. Hands gluing Thing 1 face onto blue handprint

Glue the red collar to the backside of Thing 1’s neck. Hands gluing Thing 1 collar onto handprint Thing 1

Open the handprint card and write your message inside. Hands writing message on inside of Thing 1 craft

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!

Two Thing 1 handprint crafts

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.

Hand holding Thing 1 handprint craft

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.

Two handprint Thing 1 crafts

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 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.

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.

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!

Take a quick picture and post it on our Facebook page wall or join our private Facebook group and show us in there.

Two handprint Thing 1 crafts

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Hand holding Thing 1 handprint craft

Handprint Thing 1 Printable Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this easy handprint Thing 1 printable craft to celebrate Read Across America Day!

Materials

  • Colored card stock
  • White card stock
  • Glue stick
  • Thing 1 Template (download form located at the end of the page)

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Instructions

  1. Download the Thing 1 template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. 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.
  3. Trace your child's hand and cut out the handprint.
  4. 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.
  5. Glue the red collar to the backside of Thing 1's neck.
  6. Open the handprint card and write your message inside.

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Amy

Sunday 7th of March 2021

Thank you, looking forward to doing this with my class!

Sam T

Monday 8th of March 2021

You're welcome! Hope they love it!

roseanna Alcaraz

Thursday 4th of March 2021

can I get the template please?

Sam T

Friday 5th of March 2021

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

Toni Kuzmicz

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

I’m excited for my daycare kiddos to make these today!

Sam T

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

Yay! I hope they love them!

Cindy

Monday 1st of March 2021

Thanks for sharing Looking for the Lorax headband Pls

Sam T

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

No problem! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you ?

Mandi

Monday 1st of March 2021

This is such a cute idea! I cannot wait to make these with my students.

Sam T

Monday 1st of March 2021

Thanks! Glad you can use them!

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