Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! 16 Seuss-Inspired Crafts

Dr Seuss1.jpg“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” — Dr. Seuss
Today, March 2, is Theodor Seuss Geisel’s birthday (otherwise known as American writer and cartoonist Dr. Seuss). He was certainly an imaginative person, and his wonderful stories and drawings have touched countless people, of all ages. Here are 16 Seuss-inspired crafts that tickle my fancy.
Crocheted green eggs and ham, by Craftster user The Izz —– Fish-in-a-Bowl costume, by Craftster user Haylie
Fish earrings from Chellery on Craftster —– Green eggs and ham T-shirt design by Dave Graff
Craftster user teachart took a salvaged bookshelf and painted The Cat in the Hat on one side and Green Eggs and Ham on the other —– Baby Charlie’s Sneetch costume, by Shelly of Tales from the Seam Ripper
Craftster Lothruin made these Pale Green Pants with Nobody Inside Them, from the story What Was I Scared Of? She used baby pants, wire, and liquid porcelain. —– Green eggs and bacon recipe, by The Girl Who Ate Everything.
Click on the jump to see 8 more Seuss crafts!

Victoria at ObSEUSSed made a Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose using a tissue box and construction paper. She traced her son’s hands for the antlers. —– Thing One and Thing Two cupcakes, by Katie Goodman of Good Life Eats
Brandy2005, on Craftster, crocheted a Cat in the Hat! —– Paper party garland by Etsy member leJeune, using real pages from Seuss’ book The Butter Battle. leJeune assures Seuss fans that they only use battered books and books with missing pages.
Handmade Dr. Seuss quilt, given as a baby shower gift to Kim of Red Plus One. —– Crocheted Lorax, by Flickr user mammasan
Craftster user strawberrycherry embroidered the Lorax. I like how she tinted the background with crayons. —– Smuckers9 on Craftster painted some canvas slip-ons with Cat in the Hat and Thing One and Thing Two.

4 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! 16 Seuss-Inspired Crafts

  1. Genevieve says:

    Just the other day I saw a most jaw dropping Cat in the Hat inspired stitch work piece…
    It is absolutely incredible!!

  2. Laura Cochrane says:

    Thank you for the link, Genevieve! That stitch work *is* incredible. The loose, carefree lines of Dr. Seuss’ drawings really lend themselves to re-interpretation, via embroidery and other mediums.

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