Dr. Seuss Day, or National Read Across America Day, is coming up soon on March 2nd. We’ve already shared a Fox in Socks Handprint Craft that is so fun to make along with the book. We also have Cat in the Hat Pencil Toppers that we made a few years back. Because when you think of Dr. Seuss, one of the first books that come to mind is always Cat in the Hat. Thus, we also have this super cute color-in Cat in the Hat Paper Bag Puppet Craft to share today, too!
To make our Cat in the Hat Paper Bag Craft easier, we also have a Cat in the Hat Free Printable Template for you to download and print. Then, once printed, the kids get to color their own puppets! You can go traditional or make your Cat in the Hat in crazy colors.
Then, it’s mostly a matter of cutting out the pieces and gluing into place.
Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Paper Bag Craft
- white & black cardstock
- Cat in the Hat Free Printable Template
- black paper bags
- xacto knife
First, download and print the Cat and the Hat template.
Invite the kids to color in the template with traditional colors or let them give it their own artistic touch. Cut out each piece of the template.
An adult must do this step! Use an xacto knife to create a slit in the top hat. (refer to the photo) Slip the Cat’s head into the hat and glue in place.
Glue the head onto the black paper bag. Make sure to glue the head onto the bottom of the bag, the part that flaps up. Cut a white oval from cardstock and glue onto the black paper bag. Glue the bow onto the bottom of the Cat’s neck.
Glue the hands onto the arms and then glue the arms onto the paper bag. Glue the legs to the bottom of the paper bag.
Cut a long thin strip from black cardstock. Cut the strip into small pieces and glue onto the Cat’s face where his whiskers would be. Turn the paper bag over and glue the tail into place.
How fun is that? A perfect way to celebrate Dr. Seuss! What book will you be reading on National Read Across America Day? Be sure to find more of our Dr Seuss crafts at Our Kid Things!