With the new Lorax movie coming out about the classic story from Dr. Seuss, we’re having fun getting crafty to celebrate. We’ve made a fun Truffula Tree frame and a Bar-ba-loot snack. Today we’re making a fun furry hand puppet, perfect for little ones to act out the character.
My kids are saying, “I speak for the trees” all over the house with this puppet! SO fun.
Here’s how we made our fun furry Lorax puppet:
- yellow sheet of felt – 6×8 inches or larger
- hot glue (for adults) or white craft glue for kids
- 2 googly eyes
- yellow yarn
1. If this puppet if for a child, take their arm and measure the length and width you’d like. You can use a whole sheet of felt, the kind they sell in the stores in sheets, or cut it down to measure the size of the child’s arm.
2. Either draw around the arm and hand with a pencil or you can print out a hand puppet template from Kids Domain. Cut out two of these shapes, one for the back and front.
3. Once your puppet shape is cut out, it’s time to glue both pieces together. Add glue around the entire edge, except for the bottom where the hand will go through. Let the glue dry. If it’s hot glue, it should dry almost instantly.
4. Now it’s time to add the googly eyes and eye brows. I cut out two small rectangles of felt for the Lorax’s bushy eye brows.
5. For the mustache, the best part, tie 15-20 pieces of 4-5 inch long yarn together at the center. Glue it on under the eyes.
Now you’ve got your fun furry Lorax, who you can play pretend with and “speak for the trees”!
For more crafts and activities, visit Marie over at her blog Make and Takes.