Whether in the classroom with preschoolers, at the library for Dr. Seuss day or in the comfort of your home, our Fork Painted Lorax craft is sure to be a hit!
Lorax Fork Painting Project
Do you want to get creative with your kids? Are you looking for unique craft ideas that will keep them occupied, while also helping them learn something new? Then try this Fork Painted Lorax craft idea!
This fun and easy craft is perfect for all ages, from toddlers to school-aged children; not only does it encourage creativity and fine motor skills, but it also teaches about the importance of preserving nature – because who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss’s beloved storybook hero The Lorax?!
With just a few simple supplies like a plastic fork, craft paint and cardstock paper, plus a bit of imagination and inspiration, your kids will be transformed into little environmental stewards in no time!
Ready to make it happen, just in time for National Read Across America Day on March 2nd? Then keep on scrolling for the full tutorial from us! Happy crafting, my friends! Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this very post for even more FUN IDEAS to celebrate Dr. Seuss!
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This colorful and imaginative activity encourages your children’s creativity while they get the pleasure of painting their own art piece. It’s such a fun way to make a Lorax on paper!
- Plastic Fork
- Orange Craft Paint
- White Cardstock Paper
- Yellow Cardstock Paper
- Black Cardstock Paper
- Paper Scissors
- School Glue
- Large Googly Eyes
- First squirt some orange paint in the center of your white cardstock. You don’t need a lot. Maybe the size of a quarter.
- Have children take their fork – which is their “paint brush” and spread the paint ALL around to make the fur of their Lorax. Just make sure they keep the paint on the paper but they can move it anywhere and in any design/shape/angle they like.
- Once they are done creating the “fur” set it aside.
- Grab the remaining cardstock and scissors.
- Trace/cut out two handprint cutouts for the Lorax’s beard.
- At this point in time you should cut out his eyebrows and nose.
- Finally – the last step of this fork painted Lorax craft. Glue your cardstock pieces and wiggle eyes to the painted piece of paper. I suggest starting with the two handprint cutouts and then working from there.
- Set aside to let it dry completely before displaying proudly for all to see!
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