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!
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
- Free Lorax toilet paper roll craft template
- Construction paper
- Glue stick
- Black marker or Sharpie
- Toilet paper roll or cardboard tube
- 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.
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.
4. Glue the eyes on the toilet paper roll. Glue the eyebrows above the eyes.
5. Glue the nose cutout slightly below and between the eyes.
6. Glue the mustache below the nose cutout. Use the black marker to draw the mouth of the Lorax below the 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.
8. Fold the ends of the arms. Glue the arms on both sides of the toilet paper roll.
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!
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!