My daughter loves Dr. Seuss. Whenever we go to the library, she always looks through his books for one that we haven’t read in a while or for an old favorite. The Lorax is one of those favorites. It is a favorite of mine as well.
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We have been on a huge mixed media kick lately and I thought that the truffula trees from ‘The Lorax’ would make a beautiful project for us to do together.
We started by painting our background in watercolor paper. We used watered down acrylics for a richer watercolor backdrop. We both painted a sky, a body of water and grass.
When we finished with our backdrops, we set them aside to dry. We cut the trunks for our trees out of newspaper.
My daughter used a yellow marker to form the stripes on her tree trunks and I used yellow paint.
Next, we made the fluffy leaves. We cut circles out of different colors of construction paper and then cut small notches all around the circles.
We used glue sticks to glue our branches and leaves onto our backdrops.
My daughter even drew in a Swomee-Swan with marker.
I love how our trees came out. This is a wonderful art project to celebrate Dr, Seuss’ birthday or for Earth Day.
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