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Horton Hears A Who Printable Puppet Craft [Free Template]

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Recently we’ve been making more than a few Dr. Seuss crafts for kids. Today, we’re sharing everyone’s favorite elephant, Horton!

This Horton Hears A Who printable puppet craft is a fun activity you can make during Read Across America week, on Dr. Seuss’s birthday or any time the mood strikes you.

We love how sweet and determined poor old Horton is and knew he’d make the perfect paper bag puppet.

He’s the newest addition to our growing collection of Dr. Seuss crafts for kids. If you’re ever in need of more easy, fun, and fast Dr. Seuss crafts, be sure to bookmark this page for later!

Check out our directions or watch our quick video tutorial to see just how simple Horton is to make with your kids or students.

Horton Hears A Who Craft

Horton puppet craft images with the words, “Horton hears a who puppet”

Brown paper bag puppets are a classic children’s craft idea and with good reason too!

They’re fun, simple and cheap to make. You probably already have everything you need to make it already in your craft closet.

And, paper bag puppets are fun to play with after you make them too! That’s a win-win for Mom or Teacher!

Supplies

Directions

Download the Horton craft template, print and cut out the pieces.

Hands holding Horton paper bag craft template

Measure out the bottom portion of the brown paper bag and cut out a rectangle from the colored card stock in the same size. Glue at the bottom part of the paper bag.

Hand gluing blue paper to brown paper bag

Place Horton’s trunk at the bottom portion of the top flap of the paper bag. Glue in place.

Hands gluing paper elephant trunk to paper bag

Glue Horton’s face on top of the trunk and on the flap.

Hands gluing Horton face to paper bag

Place Horton’s eyes just below the eyelashes and glue in place.

Hands gluing eyes to Horton puppet craft

Position Hortons ears on either side of the paper bag and glue on the backside of the bag.

Hands gluing ears to back of Horton paper bag craft

Isn’t that a simple craft for kids to make?

We can definitely see this craft being made at home, at school, daycare and even the library!

Related: Sam I Am Puppet Craft

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Horton Hears A Who Day

If you’re really looking to amp up the fun, why not make a whole afternoon of Horton?! We’ve got a few ideas listed below that would work great with older toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten children.

horton hears a who printable puppet craft

Depending on how much time you have, you can start by reading the book or watching the movie. Add some snacks like popcorn or any of these Dr. Seuss snack ideas.

After that, teach kids the different parts of an elephant with this free Horton label worksheet.

If you’d like to add a STEM aspect to your Horton afternoon, try setting up this speck discovery lab!

Finally, finish it off with this fun Horton paper bag puppet that doubles as a toy.

Closeup of gray and blue horton hears a who craft

It’s sure to be an action-pack, fun-loaded day the kids will love!

More Dr. Seuss Ideas

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.

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.

Don’t forget to scroll down to the end of the page and enter your email in the form so you can get a copy of our free printable template.

Related: Handprint Thing 1 Printable Craft

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Horton Hears A Who Printable Puppet Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this cute and easy Horton Hears A Who printable puppet craft to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday!

Materials

  • Brown Paper Bag
  • Colored card stock (in blue or gray)
  • White card stock
  • Glue stick
  • Horton craft template (download form located at the end of this page)

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Download the Horton craft template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Measure out the bottom portion of the brown paper bag and cut out a rectangle from the colored card stock in the same size. Glue at the bottom part of the paper bag.
  3. Place Horton's trunk at the bottom portion of the top flap of the paper bag. Glue in place.
  4. Glue Horton's face on top of the trunk and on the flap.
  5. Place Horton's eyes just below the eyelashes and glue in place.
  6. Position Hortons ears on either side of the paper bag and glue on the backside of the bag.

Horton Craft Template

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