Horton heard a Who, the Grinch stole Christmas and the Cat wore a hat! Theodor Seuss Geisel, who wrote about these unforgettable characters under the pen name Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2nd, and that day has become known as Read Across America Day in honor of the author’s legacy of activism encouraging early childhood reading. Students and teachers at schools and libraries across the country will be spending the occasion sharing countless numbers of books that are guaranteed fun for young readers, many of them written by Dr. Seuss himself. Celebrate this literary genius’s birthday by reading about all his wacky illustrated characters, snack on some green eggs and ham and create a fun Cat in the Hat headband craft with the kids!
This post was written, styled and shot by Tara at Spot of Tea Designs. To see how she gets in the spirit for every occasion!
Supplies you will need:
- Black wide headband
- Red paper cup
- Hot glue (adult assistance required)
- Cat in the Hat Headband template
First, download and print the Cat in the Hat template for each child. Allow the child to practice their scissor cutting skills by cutting out the stripes and ears shown on the template. Make sure they know to cut on the solid lines, not the dotted lines which are used for folding guides.
Use a glue stick to apply glue on each of the three stripes and wrap around the cup. This helps create the Cat’s iconic striped look.
Have an adult attach the striped cup to the center of the headband using hot glue to secure.
The child can use a glue stick to apply glue to the back of one of the ears.
Wrap it around the headband and fold along the dotted lines. Match up and glue the ends of the ear piece together. Repeat with the other ear.
Your Cat in the Hat headband is complete!
This wearable craft would make a great classroom project to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday!