Handprint Lorax Craft with Microwave Salt Dough

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Each March both children and adults celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2. No other American writer has had a bigger impact on children’s literature than Dr. Seuss himself. His imaginative characters, vivid illustrations, and catchy rhymes are instantly recognizable to anyone who grew up reading his fantastical stories.

This year, in honor of his birthday, your kids can get on the celebration by making this Handprint Lorax Craft with microwave salt dough. It’s fun to make and the end result is super cute!
 

Handprint Lorax Craft with Microwave Salt Dough

 

Materials:

1 cup warm water
1/2 cup iodized salt
1 3/4 cup flour
Craft paints- white & orange
Googly eyes
Craft Foam – yellow
Scissors
Glue
Wax paper

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Instructions:

Combine the water and salt in a medium sized bowl. Mix in half of the flour, add flour gradually while mixing until a soft dough forms. If additional flour is needed, add 1 tablespoon at a time.

Work dough into a ball right in the bowl. Let rest for about 10 minutes.

Roll the dough out onto a flat surface to about 1/2 inch thick. Press hand down firmly, then swiftly lift away. Trim excess dough from around the hand impression.

Place on wax paper and microwave for 15 seconds. Repeat for another 15 seconds and then heat for 20 seconds at a time until dough hardens. Let cool.

Paint the whole handprint white. Let dry.
Paint the hand impression orange. This is the Lorax!

Cut a mustache and eyebrows from yellow craft foam. Glue into place.

Glue on the eyes and paint on a mouth and nose!

This Handprint Lorax Craft with Microwave Salt Dough is the perfect activity to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss!

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Comments

  1. That is so cute and pretty easy to make. Thanks.

  2. shelly peterson says:

    What a fun idea. I have never made salt dough before. I will have to try this.

  3. Julie Wood says:

    This is just so cute! I really like how your Lorax turned out and this is a fun craft to make with my kids!

  4. rochelle haynes says:

    This is really nice kids will love this

  5. This is so cute! My kids would love this!

  6. Susan Hartman says:

    One more fun idea to make with salt dough. Love it!

  7. That’s a super cute craft. I used to love doing things like this with my daughter when she was little.

  8. That is too stinking cute! I think my daughter is going to love making this with mommy. Thanks!

  9. Vickie Couturier says:

    my grandkids would have fun making this

  10. My kids love the Lorax!!! What a cute craft to make with kids!

  11. That’s really cute! I’ll bet my nephews would love it!

  12. Jessica W. says:

    I’m not naturally blessed in the “crafty” department. But, this looks really easy and fun to try one day!

  13. I’ve loved Dr. Seuss for all my life (68 years). Glad his books are still enjoyed.

  14. Janet W. says:

    What a cute craft and it makes such a nice keepsake!

  15. Susan Hartman says:

    I love making things with salt dough. This is a cute idea.

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