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Let’s celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March the 2nd and make these fun thing one and thing two handprint craft with the kids.

cat in the hat thing 1 and thing 2 crafts

#DrSeussDay is also the National Read Across America Day; an annual event that is part of Read Across America as an initiative on reading.

To celebrate this special day we decided to come up with preschool activities based on books from Dr. Seuss.

So here we have it our Thing One and Thing Two preschool crafts.

To make this easy and fun Cat in the Hat projects you just need to follow the instructions below. You will need some supplies you probably already have at home! Have fun!

Here is the Editor’s pick Dr. Seuss Book to celebrate the Read Across America Day alongside with the Dr Seuss handprint crafts.

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Handprint Craft



  • Toilet Paper Tube
  • Red & Teal Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • White Cardstock
  • Glue
  • Scissors

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First you need to download and print the Thing 1 and Thing 2 Cat in the Hat template here.
Print as many as you need and cut out the templates. Set is aside for now.

dr seuss crafts for toddlers


Now for the fun part: Paint the palm of your child’s hand with teal paint.

dr seuss handprint crafts


Firmly press your child’s hand down onto white cardstock. Help them pull up their hand in one quick motion to avoid smearing the paint. Allow the paint to dry completely.

easy dr seuss crafts for toddlers


Paint the toilet tube with bright red paint. To cover the brown tube, this may require a second coat. Allow paint to dry completely.

dr seuss craft ideas for preschoolers


Cut the handprints out from the white cardstock.

cat in the hat art activities for preschoolers


Cut two slits in the center of toilet paper tube side and then slide it onto the tube.

Add a bit of glue to the handprint to keep it in place.

cat in the hat crafts for preschoolers


Glue the Thing 1 and Thing 2 face and logos in place. Allow the glue to dry completely.

dr seuss crafts for toddlers


Your Dr. Seuss craft is complete and ready to be enjoyed!

How absolutely easy and fun is this Dr Seuss arts and crafts?

dr seuss preschool crafts


If you enjoyed this Cat in the Hat crafts you will want to check our great post on more Dr Seuss Crafts here. 

dr seuss preschool crafts with cat in the hat template