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Lorax Paper Cup Craft For Kids (Free Printable Template)

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss stands as a timeless classic, teaching us valuable lessons about the importance of preserving our natural world. Its vibrant characters and interesting storyline inspire children everywhere to care about the world around them.

After reading (or watching the movie) continue the conversation of how we can help while making this Lorax paper cup craft. They’ll use an everyday household item and transform it into this beloved character.

The crafting fun doesn’t have to stop at this paper cup craft! Find even more Dr. Seuss crafts like truffula trees that go along with The Lorax or crafts that complement other Dr. Seuss stories like The Cat in the Hat or Horton Hears a Who!

The Lorax Craft

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Making this craft is easy and fun. You’ll just need a handful of supplies and our free template to get started on this project. Read below for our step-by-step instructions to see how easily your children can make a plain paper cup become a masterpiece Dr. Seuss himself would be proud of.

Supplies

Directions

Begin by downloading the Lorax template. Print out the pieces and let the kids cut out the pieces they’ll need.

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Start the fun by helping your kids glue the eyes onto the Lorax one on each side, underneath the eyebrows.

hand gluing the eyes of the lorax paper cup craft

Now, onto that mustache! Encourage your kids to glue the mustache right below the eyes.

hand gluing the mustache of the lorax paper cup craft

Let’s not forget that adorable button nose! Place the nose at the top of the mustache, right in the middle of both eyes using glue.

hand gluing the nose of the lorax paper cup craft

Time to bring our Lorax to life! Help your kids glue the head to the top of the paper cup. We’re big fans of a glue dot or double-sided tape here because there’s no drying time, but a classic glue stick works well too.

hand gluing the lorax head to the paper cup

And finally, let your kids add some character with those stick arms! Finish up by folding a small portion of the stick arms backward, spread a bit of glue on that part, and stick them on both sides of the Lorax’s body.

hand gluing the arms of the lorax paper cup craft

Isn’t this such a cute idea? Be sure to check out our other paper cup crafts while you’re here!

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Dr. Seuss Ideas

Discover a world of learning fun inspired by the imaginative tales of Dr. Seuss! Find books, crafts, and activities that will ignite your child’s imagination while nurturing their love for learning.

These ideas will bring a variety of projects and activities inspired by his beloved tales into your home or classroom for a perfect blend of entertainment and education. Whether your little one is a fan of the mischievous Cat in the Hat or the gentle Horton, there’s something for every Dr. Seuss fan.

Read on below for some of our favorite suggestions for books, crafts, and activities that will be a hit with your little ones.

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Dr. Seuss Books For Kids

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.

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Free Printable Dr. Seuss Crafts

Handprint Thing 1 Craft – Transform your little one’s handprint into the famous character they adore. No artistic skills are required to make this fun craft — all you need are colored paper, glue, and scissors!

Dr. Seuss Paper Plate Fish Craft – Swim into the world of Dr. Seuss and create the famous fish from The Cat in the Hat using just a paper plate! Use simple materials and an everyday household item to make this project that’s both easy and fun.

collage of free printable dr seuss crafts

Fox In Socks Puppet Craft – Get crafty and create a Fox in Socks puppet out of a paper bag! Once kids have crafted their puppet, it’s time to join Mr. Knox in the ultimate tongue-twisting story. Use your puppet to retell the story and challenge friends to say those tricky tongue twisters, too!

Horton Hears A Who Handprint Craft – Kids will use their own handprints to make Horton’s ears in this fun and easy craft. They’ll bring this lovable character from Dr. Seuss’s whimsical world to life with just a few simple supplies.

Dr. Seuss Activities For Kids

Add some color to your favorite Dr. Seuss characters with our Dr. Seuss color by numbers worksheets! In this printable pack, you’ll find four lovable characters from his stories where kids will match colors to numbers to complete the pictures.

These sheets will help improve number recognition, enhance fine motor skills, and encourage concentration and focus. So grab the crayons and this set of printables for some coloring fun!

Parents and teachers can celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America with our free printable Dr. Seuss headbands!

Kids can enjoy crafting full color templates together or personalizing black and white versions with their own unique flair before assembling. It’s a fun and creative way to honor Dr. Seuss’s legacy while fostering a love for reading and creativity in children!

collage of dr seuss activities for kids

Always find where you left off with our Dr. Seuss printable bookmarks! The bookmarks feature characters like Horton, Thing 1, The Lorax, and The Cat in the Hat. Kids can color them in and celebrate Dr. Seuss every time they crack open a book. This is a fun and simple activity to have ready for the kids to do on Dr. Seuss’s birthday March 2nd!

For some Seuss-tastic fun, grab this free printable Dr. Seuss bingo game This set features all your favorite characters like Cat in the Hat, Sam-I-Am, Horton the Elephant, the Lorax, the Grinch, and more.

It includes ten unique cards perfect for parties and playdates. Bingo is fun for all ages, and the calling cards even include character names for easy identification.

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Share With Us

Did you make this activity with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s project featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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Lorax Paper Cup Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Step into the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss with this delightful Lorax-themed craft. Transform ordinary paper cups into colorful characters inspired by the beloved story.

Materials

  • Paper cup
  • Colored cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Double sided tape or glue dots (optional)
  • Lorax Template

Instructions

  1. Download the Lorax template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Start by gluing the eyes, one on each side, underneath the eyebrows
  3. Next, glue the mustache below the eyes.
  4. Place the nose at the top of the mustache, in the middle of both eyes using glue.
  5. Glue the head to the top of the paper cup We like to use a glue dot or double-sided tape here because there’s no drying time, but you can also use a glue stick.
  6. Finish up by folding a small portion of the stick arms backward, spread glue on that part, and glue them on both sides of the Lorax’s body.

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Andrea McGuire

Sunday 25th of February 2024

May I have template for Lorax

Sam

Monday 26th of February 2024

Since you’re a subscriber, you just need to click the “Click Here To Get Your Freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form. After that, it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

Cathy

Sunday 25th of February 2024

Love it

Sam

Monday 26th of February 2024

Thank you so much, Cathy!

Jane

Sunday 25th of February 2024

I would like this to make with my class. We are doing a Lorax unit.

Sam

Monday 26th of February 2024

Oh, perfect! Since you’re a subscriber, you just need to click the “Click Here To Get Your Freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form. After that, it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

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