Hi friends! We are BACK with another Dr. Seuss themed craft today, because when we made our Cat in the Hat Party Hats, we couldn’t just stop there, right? Right! If you’re on the lookout for a way to make a BIGGER version of that cute little party hat, grab a paper plate and let’s get to work because today we’re sharing a Cat in the Hat Paper Plate Hat!
Are you planning to throw a little par-tay with your kids for Dr. Seuss’ birthday? It’s March 2nd so coming up fast – so now’s the perfect time to break out the paint and construction paper and have some One Fish, Two Fish FUN! Don’t forget to check out these 25+ Dr. Seuss Ideas and the cute Lorax Paper Plate Craft Stacey shared with us last week! That one should definitely be on your list. Ok, on to today’s Cat in the Hat craft…
What you’ll need:
- Paper plate
- White cardstock
- Red paint
- Foam paint brush
And the steps:
- Glue two pieces of 8×11.5 cardstock together, on the 8″ sides, end to end.
- Once the glue has dried, paint 1″ red strips along the length of the paper and let dry.
- Meanwhile, cut diagonals in your paper plate and fold up, this will be the “brim” of your hat.
- Glue the striped paper to paper plate pieces that are folded up – in the shape of a hat.
And once you’ve done that…this is what you should have…
How CUTE is that? I personally loved the little party hats. And my boys did sing Happy Birthday while they had the party hats on – so at least my idea got across. But they’re still talking about the BIG Cat in the Hat. Clearly that was the more popular of the two in their eyes. Haha! I don’t think you could go wrong, any which way you go! One side note – my boys have um, larger heads…so next time I will use a “dinner” paper plate rather than the smaller. The hats sat just fine on top of their heads, but I think a dinner plate hat would have fit them better. So just a little tip… 😉
If you LOVE this Dr. Seuss project, check out MORE here:
25+ Dr. Seuss Ideas – Crafts, Treats and MORE!
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Super cute! Love the hat!! Thanks for the tutorial!!
Petro Neagu says
It looks adorable and sounds easy to make, although I’m sure a klutz like me could never do it 🙂
That hat is super adorable and your son is so bloody cute! This definitely sounds easy! I might have to try it for my Niece!
Laura @ Make Life Lovely says
This hat and your son are too cute! I taught elementary school for 7 years and have a weakness for Dr. Seuss books! Thanks for sharing!
Victoria @obSEUSSed says
Looks great! I like the way you cut the plate. I haven’t seen that before but it makes total sense. The painted stripes look like the irregular stripes in the book too. Thanks for sharing on instagram #obSEUSSed2 and I noticed you in the SNAP show & tell.