1. Get inspired.
Look through the Seuss books or online to start your inspirational journey. Make notes on the colors, design elements and more that you can incorporate into your art / craft projects. Bookmark any sites you want to return to later.
2. Take a picture.
Create a Dr. Seuss photo booth. Make props or boards to put your face into so you can be in the picture. Use these pictures for display or to inspire your own Seuss story. Start by brainstorming items you can make for your photo booth.
3. Recreate Seuss.
Using materials you have on-hand, create a creature or other item from one of Dr. Seuss’ books.
“If you doodle enough, the characters begin to take over themselves.” Practice your doodling skills. What things do you see appearing in your doodles?
5. Hat fun.
The cat had a very special hat, but Bartholomew Cubbins had 500 hats. Make your own hat.
6. Decorate it.
Perhaps you’d like to create your own Who-inspired Christmas tree? Can you take your old shoe and make it look cool? How about altering a book to make it a piece of art? From flat printable sheets that you can draw on to actual items that can be recycled and reused for art, explore what you can “decorate” for more fun.
7. Cooperative creatures.
Divide a sheet of paper into threes. Have one person design the top of the creature, one the middle and one the bottom. Share your unique creations.
8. Beastie show and contest.
Sometimes you have your own design for a beast or a Who. Determine your own requirements and host a contest or create a zoo to discover the most ferocious, largest, smallest, loudest, quietest or other “est” you can imagine. Let others explore the beasties in your unique art show. Don’t limit yourself to drawings. Clay, paper mache and recycled materials can be used in this project.
9. Imagination creation.
Use items around your house and create something unique. Give it a name and a reason for being.
10. Seuss sayings.
Start with a Seuss quote and create art around it. You could simply use cool lettering and write it out. Of course, you could also change some of the letters into characters or creatures, add drawings or stickers, etc. Share your creation with others.
Look at the backgrounds in the Seuss books. Get out your paints and create your own backgrounds that you might be able to use for decoration or in a play based on Dr. Seuss characters.
Who doesn’t need a bookmark? Create bookmarks to coordinate with specific Dr. Seuss books. Remember, younger children may prefer those they can color while teenagers may want to design their own.
13. Birthday card.
Create the largest birthday card — ever! Then, challenge yourself to make the smallest one.
14. Online art and crafts.
Search the numerous sites online for additional art and craft ideas. Incorporate one or more into your own unique Seuss event.
- Three people create a unique creature by adding their own design for a head, body or legs.
- Four hats to decorate or make your own!
- Two Christmas trees to decorate or make your own!
Sites to Explore
To download a PDF of this badge program, click here: EP_Seuss Art