In honor of March is Reading Month, Dr. Seuss’ birthday (March 2) and National Craft Month, I’m rounding up some great Dr. Seuss-related crafts and sharing info on how to make my dogs’ Thing 1 and Thing 2 costumes from last Halloween.
The Crafty Blogosphere Gets Seussical
- Tutorial: Dr. Seuss-inspired tote bag
- Perfectly Dr. Seuss (adorable cookies)
- Cat in the Hat Marshmallow Pops
- Dr. Seussian Lunch
- Cat in the Hat Strawberry Sortcake
- Dr. Seuss Cupcakes
- Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! 16 Seuss-Inspired Crafts
Doggie Thing 1 & Thing 2 Costumes
red children’s turtlenecks, tailored to better fit your pets or children
stiff white & bright blue felt (I had to use stiff white felt to reinforce my plain old bright blue felt to make it stick up on its own.)
black puff paint
needle and thread
Cut white felt in to circles. With black puff paint, write “Thing 1” & “Thing 2” on each, using the illustrations from The Cat in the Hat books as a guide. Let dry.
Cut bright blue felt in to shapes vaguely reminiscent of out-of-control hair. I’ve dubbed the Thing 1/2 ‘dos “the Seussian fro,” in case you were wondering.
Cut elastic in to pieces that will fit around your dogs’ (or cats’ or children’s) heads and sew closed. Sew or glue your Seussian fro felt pieces to the elastic headbands.
When your Thing 1 & 2 circles have dried, glue them to the red turtleneck shirts with fabric glue and let dry. Ta da! Super easy. The only real challenge with this costume is getting your pets (or kids, I suppose) not to tear off their Seussian fros and eat them.