Dr. Suess’ birthday falls on March 2nd, and -because of this- March 2nd is officially celebrated by literature lovers everywhere as “Dr. Suess Day!” But really, March 2nd is just the beginning. Many who love this classic children’s author consider March to be Dr. Suess month! Because we love Dr. Suess around here, we’ll be bringing you a few fun ideas to get crafty and whimsical in true, Seuss-y fashion throughout the month of March–starting with this fun and easy Cat in the Hat-inspired craft!
Because it’s not a party without party hats, this craft is the perfect activity to kick off your celebration of Dr. Seuss Day! One thing that I love about this DIY party hat is that it’s made out of super easy to find items! You may even have everything you need at home, already.
What You’ll Need to Make Your Own:
- White masking tape or duct tape
- Red party cups
- White dessert plates
- Elastic cording
- Hole puncher
How to Make it:
This is a really simple craft, which makes it fun to use with any age! To get started, trace the opening of the party cup onto the top-center of a white, disposable dessert plate.
Use this as a guide to cut a slightly-smaller circle slightly smaller than the one that you traced. This will allow you to slide the Solo cup right into the hole to create the desired hat-shape.
And then all you have to do is add a little bit of tape to keep it in place!
To the brim, you’ll add the elastic to help the hat stay on! For smaller children, punch a hole on each side of the inner circle for the elastic cording. For older children, punch the holes on the outer rim of the plate. Attach a length of elastic cording to each side of the plate.
Now you have a stovepipe hat, and all that’s missing are the whimsical stripes! Simply wind the white masking tape around the red cup to create two strips and -voila – a hat fit for a cool,, Suess-y, cat!
Do you plan to celebrate Dr. Suess Day (or month?) If so, what are your favorite things to do in honor of this beloved children’s book author?