Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Get Creative with The Lorax Blog Tour

In support of Universal Pictures’ Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax movie, we are participating in a blog tour of wonderful crafts and activities inspired by the film. The movie will be in theaters on March 2 and I cannot wait to take my boys to see it!

In coming up with a craft to coincide with The Lorax movie, my boys wanted to help make a garden wrapper for their potted plants. My boys have a big hand in helping with our gardening, and they love to dress up the pots. I also thought this would be a great idea to help them get excited about planting some things since the movie has some focus on conservation. We wanted to make a garden planter that would look like the face of The Lorax while also featuring the Truffula trees that are highlighted in the film.

First we got all of our supplies together. 

Then we cut a strip of paper to fit around the pot. We used bright colors for everything to fit the theme of the movie.

Then I drew the face of The Lorax to attach to the strip that wraps around the pot.

We also added some foam eyes, a pompom nose and a tongue to complete the face.
Then we cut out long strips of yellow paper for the trunks of the Truffula trees. We drew black stripes on them and attached them to the wrapper. We made some straight and some curved since they are shown that way in the movie.

Next we wrapped the paper around the pot and got ready to attach some brightly colored pompoms to make the tops of the Truffula trees. You might need to attach another piece of cardstock to the trees to hold the pompoms up.

We're finished! Now the kids can plant anything they like in the pot and watch it grow! If you don't wish to make a garden pot wrapper, you can also let the kids where this as a crown! My boys got a kick out of that as well.

Be sure to check out the trailer for the upcoming film The Lorax.

Also, make sure you visit the other stops on The Get Creative with The Lorax blog tour. You will find so many other fun crafts and activities to do! Here are all the stops:
Feb 1        Today’s Creative Blog 
Feb 2        Katydid and Kid
Feb 3        zakka life
Feb 6        Smashed Peas & Carrots
Feb 7        WhiMSy love
Feb 8        Little Birdie Secrets
Feb 9        Art Projects For Kids
Feb 10      Dabbled 
Feb 13      Prudent Baby 
Feb 14 

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7 Responses to “Get Creative with The Lorax Blog Tour”

Sarah Joy said...

Oh my goodness! I love it!! That's so cool and creative!! I'm super excited about The Lorax (even though I'm too old I still love Dr. Seuss:) Really cool!

Dot said...

what a great idea! The Lorax was my favorite Dr Suess book :)

MiaB said...

This is super cute!!! Thanks for the idea.


Chiwei @ One Dog Woof said...

Love it! And love the blog tour too! I've realized I've pinned a couple of things from this blog, so it's time to just follow it already :-) I'm a new follower and hope you can check our my site as well, and maybe follow back!

Learning with Mrs. Parker said...

This is so creative. I have seen it pinned on many teacher boards. I would love if you linked it up to my Read Across America Linky party.

The Chipmans said...

Thanks for this great idea! Would it be okay if I did it and linked it to you on my preschool blog?

Aurelia Sharleen Winardi said...

This is so cool! You insppire me :) im going to plant a truffula tree now :)

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