March is one of my favorite months and when I taught celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday was one of my favorite activities in the classroom. So many fun activities and crafts to create. Plus, how can you forget about Thing 1 and Thing 1! This Dr. Seuss Inspired Thing 1 or Thing 2 Salt Dough Handprint craft is perfect for home or the classroom.
Dr. Seuss Inspired Thing 1 Or Thing 2 Salt Dough Handprint
Creating crafts using your kiddos handprints and footprints make the perfect gift. This would make the perfect crafts to add on reading week in March. Make sure that before making the craft you read The Cat in the Hat or this great Dr. Seuss book collection. They make such great lesson introductions and inspiration for kids crafts.
Ingredients for the salt dough:
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup iodized salt
1 cup all purpose flour
Acrylic craft paints
In a small bowl, mix together the water and salt until pretty well dissolved. Hand mix in the flour until a
dough forms. Use your hands inside the bowl to work the dough into a ball. Let rest for about 5 minutes
Grab a chunk of dough and roll it out into a circle about 1/2 inch thick. Press hand down onto the dough.
Lift away leaving a handprint impession.
Trim the excess dough from around the handprint.
Place handprint on parchment paper and bake in the oven on 250 for 1 hour.
Allow the dough handprint to cool.
Paint the full handpring white. Let dry.
Use the blue paint on the finger impressions, this will make the “hair”.
Paint the bottom half red. Let dry.
Add white circle and add Thing 1 or Thing 2 on the “body”!
This would make such a great craft to keep as memory for years to come!
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How will you be celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday?