I bet you’re a Cat In The Hat fan? Dr Seuss books are firm childhood favourites for families across the world. I grew up with them, my kids grew up with them and no doubt when the time comes their children will love them just as much too! One of the most widely recognised Dr Seuss characters is of course the inimitable The Cat In The Hat and all his antics! With plans for Dr Seuss’s Birthday and World Book Day well under way it seemed the perfect time of year to make our own Cat In The Hat Handprint Crafts to celebrate.
These easy Dr Seuss craft ideas are super cute and great for kids big and small. We’ve got a cheeky Cat In The Hat handprint craft and a Fish handprint craft too. Make them as a canvas to display on the wall or cut them out and glue them onto popsicle sticks to make your own Cat In The Hat puppets. So fun!
Handprint crafts are always irresistible aren’t they and make such adorable keepsakes? Before we get busy with our Cat In The Hat Handprint Crafts here are a few other Dr Seuss and handprint art ideas you might like to save for later too. Click on the photos to go to the posts.
Cat in the Hat Handprint Crafts Tutorials
The Cat in the Hat Handprint Canvas Supplies
Instructions For The Cat in the Hat Handprint Art
(Scroll down for the Fish instructions.)
1 – We create the Cat in The Hat handprint craft by painting his head and hat with one handprint and and then his body with another. To begin, paint the palm of your hand with a big white circle with a black border, this will be his face. Then paint your fingers with red and white stripes leaving the thumb clean.
2 – Press your painted hand onto the canvas or cardboard to create a print.
3 – To create Cat In The Hat’s body paint your hand with a big white circle surrounded by black, and with black fingers and thumb.
4 – Spin the canvas around and make a second print joining on to the first but with the fingers going in the opposite direction to make the cat’s legs and arms. (Older children will be able to spread their thumb and little fingers out to the side for the arms.)
5 – Use a painted fingertip to add black ears.
6 – Use a painted fingertip to add a red bow tie.
7 – Once the paint is dry you can sketch on your Cat In The Hat’s face with pencil and then go over it with black Sharpie. Grab yourself a copy of The Cat In The Hat book to get more ideas for facial expressions.
Doesn’t he look fantastic?
Instructions For Dr Seuss Fish Handprint Art
2 – When the paint has completely dried use something round like a plate to draw around with a pencil to create the fish bowl. Sketch in the flat bottom of the bowl and the opening at the top.
3 – Sketch in Fish’s face and the water with pencil and then go over it with black Sharpie when you’re happy with your design.
4 – Thin down some blue paint to create water inside the fishbowl.
We love how these Dr Seuss handprint crafts turned out. So fun! Wouldn’t they look great hanging in a bedroom or reading nook? Let us know how you’re using your Cat In The Hat Handprint Crafts. We love hearing from you, leave a comment below, come and chat on Facebook or sign up to our email updates
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