Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday, Read Across America Day, and World Book Day with The Lorax activities including crafts and treats.
Note: This project was originally created for Hewlett Packard’s MyPrintly website however that site has been taken offline. You can still find some of the MyPrintly projects on the HP YouTube channel.
Days to celebrate The Lorax
There are several days that are perfect for making crafts, fun treats, and doing The Lorax activities with the kids. Here are the main ones:
- March 2nd: Dr. Seuss’s Birthday
- March 2nd: Read Across America Day
- April 22nd: Earth Day
- April 23rd: World Book Day
The Lorax activities
You can celebrate all and get kids into the spirit of reading, with their favorite Dr. Seuss books and these fun candy treats and DIY shirts inspired by The Lorax.
- The Lorax quote t-shirt transfer (download the printable)
- HP Printer
- HP Iron-On Transfer paper
- Yellow candies for melting
- Mustache lollipop mold
- Lollipop sticks
- Plain white t-shirt
This is going to be in two parts; the first for the t-shirt, and the second for the lollipops.
How to make The Lorax t-shirt
Download the free printable quote from The Lorax, onto t-shirt transfer paper. No need to do anything but print, I’ve already created the PDF in a mirror image so that when it’s ironed on it’s the correct way around.
Follow the directions on the HP Iron-On Transfer paper packet for correct ironing times.
Peel back the transfer paper once ironing time is complete, and there you have it, a fun new shirt to wear to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday
How to make The Lorax mustache candy lollipops
Place your candies into a microwave-safe bowl, microwave on 50% power (or the defrost setting) for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each until completely melted.
Add a lollipop stick into the mustache mold, and then spoon the melted candy into the mustache section of the mold, ensuring it covers the end of the lollipop stick too. Put the mold into the refrigerator until set, and then pop out the candy lollipops.
There you have it! A fun candy mustache and shirt inspired by The Lorax, and perfect for celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday.
More fun inspired by The Lorax
Are you looking for more fun activities inspired by The Lorax? Take a look at these:
- The Lorax party table and fun food
- Mustache photo prop
- Truffula tree watercolor art
- The Lorax and Truffula tree cardboard crafts
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