Crafty Dr. Seuss Ideas – Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss‘s birthday! He would have been 106 years old in 2010. Don’t you think the man who wrote Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat in the Hat (and one of my favorites, but much lesser known Mr Brown Can Moo! Can You?) would have enjoyed a whimsical party? Celebrate this beloved author’s birthday with these fun activity and snack ideas! (Or use these ideas to celebrate Dr. Seuss all year long, or on your child’s birthday!)


Thing 1 and Thing 2 Cupcakes
by Kitchen Dough Dough:
Mmm, these red velvet cupcakes with cotton candy tops look sooo good. What a brilliant idea!

Green (Key Lime) Cupcakes by Kara’s Party Ideas:
Kara made these cute cupcakes for a baby shower, and three other kinds of Dr. Seuss-themed cupcakes.

Green Eggs & Ham:
When I was a kid, the cafeteria at my grade school served Green Eggs & Ham once a year – I wonder if it was on Dr. Seuss’s birthday? If you want to serve the titular meal from Dr. Seuss’s most famous book, I think all you need is food coloring and some ham and eggs cooked your favorite way. Of course, that doesn’t sound very appetizing OR particularly healthy. How about getting your kiddo to eat some extra veggies by making the GREEN part out of spinach, like in this food network recipe that uses Spinach Pesto.

Or Paint some Toast green to look like ham.

Green Deviled Eggs by So Wonderful, So Marvelous
Okay, brilliant combination of green eggs and deviled eggs! Love this idea, and they look so cute! Michelle made these for her son’s 2nd birthday party. She doesn’t give a tutorial but she says “green deviled eggs dyed green” so I think that’s everything you need to know! :) You can also use these for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day!

Green Jello Eggs by RootsAndWingsCo:
Find out how to make these out of blown egg shells! Cool! Another activity you can also use for St. Patrick’s Day or even Easter.


Green Egg Cookies by My Paper Crane:

Frosted sugar cookies with candy egg yolks!


Thing 1 & Thing 2 Pegs by Zakka Life:
Oh my goodness, is this not the cutest thing? You can always count on great projects from Zakka Life.

Truffula Trees (The Lorax) Craft by Craft Jr:
My friend Wendy came up with this adorable craft, and I absolutely LOVE the use of stripey chenille stems (aka pipe cleaners). So cute, simple, and fun!

Cat in Hat’s Hat by No Time For Flash Cards:
Here’s a fun and simple craft for kiddos using a paper plate as the brim of the Cat’s famous hat!

Thing 1 & 2 Pencil Toppers at Skip To My Lou:
These are yet another cute craft with the Thing 1 & 2 theme… they might just be my favorite characters for craft and food!

There’s A Wocket in My Pocket Activity at Make & Takes (by Alison):
Let your kids draw pictures of items, and hunt for pictures in catalogs to create these fun collages inspired by the funny rhymes in Seuss’s book, There’s a Wocket in My Pocket.

Dr. Seuss Fish Craft by Michelle at Muffin Tin Mom:
Let your child practice matching colors with this fun activity based on One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.

Make a Cindy Lou Who Hat with Craftastica:

Okay, so there isn’t really a tutorial, but you can use this cute idea to make antennae like Cindy Lou Who’s – use chenille stems (pipe cleaners) and attach to a headband or stocking cap (get one at the dollar store or use one from your stash). From the book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Other Resources:

Create your own Dr. Seuss printables with the Grinched font at
Fun activities at the official site: Seussville

Seussical: The Musical Original Cast Recording CD

Book: Your Favorite Seuss: A Baker’s Dozen by the One and Only Dr. Seuss:
Find all your favorite stories in one volume!

Dr. Seuss Sculptures
Did you know there are some fantastic Dr. Seuss sculptures? I saw some in a gallery in Santa Fe. You can also find some sculptures based on Seuss’s work in the Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden in Springfield, Massachusetts.

What’s your favorite Seuss book?

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