Crafting with Kids: Thing 1 and Thing 2

It’s Read Across America day this coming Saturday, March 2.  It’s also Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

The kids have been busy making Dr. Seuss crafts at school and will be visiting their pen pals at a local middle school to read books this coming Friday.

We will be celebrating all week at home too, reading lots of books, and making fun crafts to celebrate Dr. Seuss.

Seeing as this is a site for multiples, and that we are talking about Dr. Seuss, it’s only fitting I guess that we make a Thing 1 and Thing 2 craft to share with you.

thing1 and thing 2

What you need:

  • Paper rolls
  • White card stock
  • Red paint (and a paintbrush)
  • Black pencil
  • Scissors
  • Blue yarn (and a pom-pom maker if you have one)
  • Elmer’s school glue

Step 1: Begin by painting the paper roll with red paint and set aside to dry while you continue with the next steps.

paper roll craft

Step 2: Using either a pom-pom maker, or alternatively 2 pieces of cardboard cut into donuts make two blue pom-poms.  You don’t want them to be thick and full pom-poms though, you want to be able to make them look a little like messy hair.

how to make pom poms

Step 3: Using a stencil or cookie cutter, cut out four circles from white card stock; you need two circles per paper roll.

paper crafts

On two of the circles using a black pencil, write THING 1 and THING 2.  On the other two circles draw faces.  I found it handy to open up a website for Marisol to copy the wording and faces.

Step 4: Assemble your Thing 1 and Thing 2 paper rolls using Elmer’s glue.  Place a thin layer over glue around the top of the paper roll to attach the pom-pom hair, and then add a little to the back of each white circle and attach those too.

dr seuss birthday

How are you celebrating Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday?

If you have any crafts or activities, link them up in the comments below, I’d love to take a look.




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