Now I’m not one to normally toot my own horn, but we’ve outdone ourselves on this one for Dr. Seuss Day. This Cardboard Roll Cat in the Hat Craft is absolutely adorable! And, we even have a Free Printable Template.
We have even more Cat in the Hat crafts, too! In fact, these Cat in the Hat Pencil Toppers were one of our very first crafts posted on this site. This Cat in the Hat Paper Bag Craft is really cute, too.
To make our Cardboard Roll Cat in the Hat Craft you will first need to print our Free Printable Template on white cardstock. The rest of the supplies include clean toilet paper size cardboard rolls, acrylic paint in black and white, more cardstock in black and red, a black sharpie, scissors, and a glue stick.
Cardboard Roll Cat in the Hat Craft
- Printable Template
- Cardboard roll
- Acrylic paint – black, white
- Cardstock – white, black, red
- Black sharpie
- Glue stick
Begin by painting the cardboard roll.
The entire roll will need to be painted black first. Let dry.
Then paint the front of the cardboard roll white like the picture above. Let dry.
Now, print the template on white cardstock. It should be printed on white cardstock, because you can use the hat, ears, and white circle face pieces as is. Trace the jagged edge piece on black cardstock and the bow tie on red cardstock. Cut out.
Cut 5 rectangle strips from red cardstock, as well.
Glue the strips going up the hat.
You will also want to outline the outside of the hat with a black sharpie.
On the white circle, use the black sharpie to draw eyes, nose, mouth, and whiskers.
Glue the white circle to the center of the jagged black piece.
Position the hat on top. Then glue the ears to the face, with the tips poking over the brim of the hat.
Now, make a snip on both sides of the cardboard roll.
Insert the glued together face and hat piece into the slits.
Finally, use the black sharpie to make outline and detail the bow tie.
Glue the bow tie to the top of the cardboard roll.
That Cat in the Hat. He sure does know a lot about that. What we know is that we truly adore this Dr Seuss craft, and hope you do, too!
Be sure to find more Dr. Seuss crafts at Our Kid Things!