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Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Craft: Make Truffula Trees

I love preschool crafts that look good and are foolproof enough that even the littlest of kids will have great success when they are done. I think it’s more effective and inspiring when children’s first attempts at art are successful.

Now that school has started again, I’ve been doing a lot more crafts for teachers (ohhh, the posts that are on the way!!!). I have a few projects I need to dig up from when I used to work in day care, but this one I developed just yesterday to accompany my Lorax Activities post on Classroom Jr.

You might also love this Cat in the Hat craft as much as I do!

truffula trees craft seuss Dr. Seuss The Lorax Craft: Make Truffula Trees

Lorax Activity - Truffula Trees Craft

What You Need to Make this Truffula Trees Craft

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Truffula Trees Lorax Craft Materials

1 Yellow and black striped pipe cleaner (found mine at Hobby Lobby)

4 Multi colored pom poms (to be true to The Lorax book, use yellow, red/pink, purple and orange)

Green Play Dough (or make your own play dough)

A square of tissue paper for the base (really, anything can work here, including not using anything at all)


How to Make Truffula Trees

Have an adult clip the pipe cleaner into 4 segments, any length will do, and they don’t have to be even.

Pour out some glue and let the kids dip one end of the pipe cleaner into the glue, getting a good sized drop on top:

truffula trees glue Dr. Seuss The Lorax Craft: Make Truffula Trees

Gluing the Truffula Trees Craft

Stuff the glued end of the pipe cleaner into a pom pom – I use a hot glue gun because it’s a little easier, but even just regular Elmer’s Glue sticks remarkably well.

Repeat for the next three pom poms and pipe cleaner segments, making four Truffula Trees.

Slap the green play dough onto the tissue paper and push the sides down a little to make it look like a hill. Again, there’s no right way to do this, pretty much any slap of the dough onto a surface will look good.

Stick the four Truffula Trees into your green play dough ‘hill’.


 Dr. Seuss The Lorax Craft: Make Truffula Trees


18 comments for “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Craft: Make Truffula Trees”

  1. [...] Truffula Trees Craft for Preschool / Kindergarten Kids [...]

    Posted by The Lorax Activities, Games and Lesson Plans | Classroom Jr. | September 10, 2009, 2:14 pm
  2. [...]  Craft Jr. has posted instructions to make these adorable Truffula Trees with your little ones.  You could also substitute regular yellow pipe cleaners for the stems by coloring stripes with a permanent marker for your kids ahead of time. [...]

    Posted by Make Dr. Suess' Truffula Trees | | September 15, 2009, 10:55 am
  3. Cute idea! My preschool-aged boys are just starting to really enjoy Dr. Seuss books.

    Posted by Rachel | October 12, 2009, 2:28 am
  4. LOVE IT!!

    Posted by Stephanie Ramer | November 3, 2009, 2:02 am
  5. [...] Truffula Trees (The Lorax) Craft by Craft Jr: My friend Wendy came up with this adorable craft, and I absolutely LOVE the use of stripey chenille stems (aka pipe cleaners). So cute, simple, and fun! [...]

    Posted by Croq Zine – The Blog » Blog Archive » Crafty Dr. Seuss Ideas – Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! | March 1, 2010, 8:01 am
  6. [...] The Lorax, Make Truffula Trees [...]

    Posted by Tuesday’s Tip Jar | | March 2, 2010, 7:06 am
  7. [...] pages: Truffula Trees craft, The Lorax activities, Dr. Seuss Activities Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat [...]

    Posted by Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Craft | Craft Jr. | March 3, 2010, 4:09 pm
  8. [...] sure to also check out our page for The Lorax activities, games and lesson plans, Truffula trees craft and this Cat in the Hat craft, [...]

    Posted by Dr. Seuss Activities and Lesson Plans | Classroom Jr. | March 3, 2010, 9:17 pm
  9. Seusstastic idea. I love that kids can do these. I’m linking to these on my site too.

    Posted by Victoria S. | November 14, 2010, 1:12 am
  10. [...] Dr. Seuss Craft – Lorax & Truffula Trees Image by Wendy Piersall Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Craft: Make Truffula Trees [...]

    Posted by Cool Crafting Kids pics | Crafting Projects One Hour Magic | February 17, 2011, 3:10 pm
  11. LOVE this and included it in my Dr.Seuss birthday round up today!

    Posted by Jenny D. | March 1, 2011, 1:32 pm
  12. [...] can also see a sneak preview of the miniature truffula trees we will be making.  Here are some of the sites we consulted as we experimented with making a Chia [...]

    Posted by Lorax Web Sites | Fountaindale Library Children's Services Blog | February 29, 2012, 5:12 pm
  13. [...] Truffala Trees [...]

    Posted by Dr. Seuss-Inspired Treats & Activities - Hello Little One Blog | March 1, 2012, 10:00 am
  14. Posted by MomofTwo | March 2, 2012, 12:39 pm
  15. i love this craft. when it was
    dr. seuss day, i used this craft
    for my tutering school class and
    they had a kick out of it when
    they fineshed. keep up the good
    work on your outstanding crafts.

    Posted by Roberto Thalasa | March 3, 2012, 9:22 am
  16. [...] here for a craft project to make your own Truffula Trees! Share this:Like this:LikeBe the first to like [...]

    Posted by Mid-Mitten Kids’ Review of the Lorax | Mid-Mitten Kids | March 5, 2012, 11:10 pm
  17. [...] Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Craft: Make Truffula Trees [...]

    Posted by Dr. Seuss Craft - Lorax & Truffula Trees - My Crafters Nest | October 3, 2012, 12:20 am
  18. [...] For a How-to for the Truffula Trees click HERE [...]

    Posted by Things the Kids Made « A Photo A Day When You're Far Away | January 2, 2013, 1:04 am

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