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Horton Hears A Who Paper Plate Craft [Free Template]

Read Across America Day is coming up really soon! And with that, children all over celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday!

Join in on the festivities as your child makes this Horto Hears A Who paper plate craft! It’s a fun Dr. Seuss craft that’s simple to make.

Grab your craft supplies and watch our quick video tutorial to see how to make this project with your kids!

Paper Plate Horton Craft

horton craft image collage with the words paper plate horton in the middle

Supplies

  • Paper plate
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Gray or blue paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Black marker
  • Pencil
  • Horton template (enter your email in the form at the end of this craft to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the Horton template, print, and cut out the pieces you need. The ears and trunk will be printed directly on colored paper so only 1 paper plate will be needed to make Horton.

Paint a paper plate in 1-2 thin coats of gray or blue paint. Let it dry completely before moving in.

hand painting paper plate blue

Place the head template in the middle of the paper plate, trace it, and cut it out.

Glue the eyes near the middle of the head, then use the black marker to draw on the eyelashes, under eye circles, and eyebrows.

hand gluing eye onto paper plate horton craft
hand drawing eyelashes onto paper plate horton craft

Glue the ears, one on each side, to the front of the paper plate.

hand gluing ear onto paper plate horton craft

Finish off by gluing the trunk just below the eyes.

hand gluing trunk onto paper plate horton craft

That’s it! Can you believe how simple this Horton craft is to make?

hand holding paper plate horton craft

More Dr. Seuss Ideas For Kids

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!

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.

2 paper plate horton crafts

For more Dr. Seuss craft ideas, try out this paper bag Put Me In The Zoo craft or this Cat in the Hat craft.

If handprint crafts are more your child’s style, try out this handprint Thing 1 printable craft or this Horton Hears A Who handprint craft.

paper plate horton 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.

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hand holding paper plate horton craft

Horton Hears A Who Paper Plate Craft

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 12 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this fun Horton Hears A Who paper plate craft for Dr. Seuss Day!

Materials

  • Paper plate
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Gray or blue paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Black marker
  • Pencil
  • Horton template

Instructions

  1. Download the Horton template, print, and cut out the pieces you need. The ears and trunk will be printed directly on colored paper so only 1 paper plate will be needed to make Horton.
  2. Paint a paper plate in 1-2 thin coats of gray or blue paint. Let it dry completely before moving in.
  3. Place the head template in the middle of the paper plate, trace it, and cut it out.
  4. Glue the eyes near the middle of the head, then use the black marker to draw on the eyelashes, under-eye circles, and eyebrows.
  5. Glue the ears, one on each side, to the front of the paper plate.
  6. Finish off by gluing the trunk just below the eyes.

Free Horton Template

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Charline J Smith

Wednesday 31st of March 2021

Cute project!

Sam T

Wednesday 31st of March 2021

Thank you!

bridget

Monday 8th of March 2021

May I have the templates please

Sam T

Wednesday 10th 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 ?

chris

Monday 1st of March 2021

horton hears a who template please

Sam T

Monday 1st 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 ?

jenny

Thursday 25th of February 2021

very cute idea

Sam T

Thursday 25th of February 2021

Thanks!

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