In honor of Dr. Seuss Day, I made a cute wreath inspired by The Cat in the Hat. In addition to honoring Dr. Suess’ birthday, another purpose of this special day (also called National Read Across America Day) is to celebrate and encourage reading. So let’s grab some books and craft supplies and enjoy this fun occasion!
- 12 in. Foam Wreath
- Black Ribbon
- Red, White Cardstock
- Red Ribbon
- Glue Gun
- Straight Pins
- Glue Stick
1. Gather the supplies.
2. Wrap the black ribbon (about 4 yards) around the wreath until it is completely covered. I secured the ribbon to the wreath with straight pins.
***Use glue or tape as an alternative to secure the ribbon to the wreath if you are working with children and don’t feel safe using the pins.
3. To make the hat, gather the sheets of red and white cardstock.
Cut the white cardstock to the height you want the hat.
Roll the paper into a cylinder shape. Staple or tape the ends together.
Cut the red cardstock into strips.
Glue the pieces around the paper hat.
Cut a circle out of the white cardstock, then glue it on the bottom of the paper hat to make a rim.
4. Use a hot glue gun to adhere the hat and a red bow on the wreath to complete the project.
***Make sure not to burn your fingers with the glue gun!
I trimmed the top layer off of the hat because I thought it was too high, but you can make your hat any size or height you choose. This project is not about making the perfect wreath, but it’s about imagination, creativity, and learning.
Thanks for reading, and have a great day!