Cute Lorax Toilet Paper Roll Craft for Kids [Free Template]

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This Lorax Toilet Paper Roll Craft is a great activity to do with your kids after reading The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. Use this opportunity to talk to your kids about protecting the trees!

The Lorax Paper Toilet Paper Roll Craft

We have been reading so many Dr. Seuss books lately, including Horton Hears a Who!, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, and Green Eggs and Ham. But who is this great author behind these wonderful books?

Today, we read Dr. Seuss: The Great Doodler to learn more about Dr. Seuss himself. We learned that a lot of the books by Dr. Seuss were inspired by current events and the messages Dr. Seuss wanted to convey to readers through his books. The Lorax was one of them.

Outside Dr. Seuss’s house, there was a lot of construction going on. A lot of trees were getting uprooted and destroyed due to people building new houses. Seeing this, Dr. Seuss wrote The Lorax to bring awareness to the impact of human and our actions on the environment.

Here is a simple Lorax craft that uses recycled toilet paper rolls. To ensure that we don’t waste any paper, we saved all the scrap paper for future crafts. This is the perfect activity to do with your kids after reading the book and learning about how we can protect the trees.

How to Make Lorax Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Supplies:

The Lorax Paper Toilet Paper Roll Craft Supplies

Instructions:

  1. Measure and cut a piece of construction paper that is big enough to cover the outside of the toilet paper roll. Wrap the cardboard tube with the construction paper and glue it in place.
The Lorax Paper Toilet Paper Roll Craft Wrap the Tube

2. Download and print out the free Lorax toilet paper roll template. Cut out all the template patterns.

3. Trace the eyebrows and mustache on yellow paper. Trace the nose on paper with a slightly darker shade of yellow. Cut out all the traced patterns.

Note: I drew in the eyes when I did this craft, but the template provided has the eyes already drawn in so that you can simply print and cut out the eyes. If you wish the draw the eyes with black and blue markers, then trace the eyes pattern on white paper and cut out the pieces.

The Lorax Paper Toilet Paper Roll Craft Eyebrows Eyes Nose and Mustache

4. Glue the eyes on the toilet paper roll. Glue the eyebrows above the eyes.

The Lorax Paper Toilet Paper Roll Craft Glue Eyes and Eyebrows

5. Glue the nose cutout slightly below and between the eyes.

The Lorax Paper Toilet Paper Roll Craft Glue Nose

6. Glue the mustache below the nose cutout. Use the black marker to draw the mouth of the Lorax below the mustache.

The Lorax Paper Toilet Paper Roll Craft Glue Mustache

7. Trace the arms pattern on orange paper. The orange paper should be the same as the one covering the toilet paper roll. Cut out the patterns.

The Lorax Paper Toilet Paper Roll Craft Arms Pattern

8. Fold the ends of the arms. Glue the arms on both sides of the toilet paper roll.

The Lorax Paper Toilet Paper Roll Craft Glue Arms

How adorable is this Lorax cardboard tube craft? And the best part is that you can use recycled toilet paper rolls for the craft. Make sure you include The Lorax as part of your celebration for Dr. Seuss’s birthday and National Read Across America Day!

The Lorax Paper Toilet Paper Roll Craft (1)

This Dr. Seuss craft is a great opportunity to talk to your kids about simple ways children can help protect the environment and planet Earth. Ask your kids what other things can you reuse at home, such as making a fun game out of cardboard boxes or using empty tissue boxes for crafts. You can even incorporate a STEM activity by talking about the life cycle of a plant and then plant a tree!


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