Easy Craft for Kids: Paper Plate Cat in the Hat

Mar 5, 2014

Kids love Dr. Seuss and The Cat in the Hat. This is a fun and easy craft for kids that you can proudly display in your home and keep for years to come. 

What You'll Need

  • white paper plate
  • construction paper - red, white and black
  • scissors (please supervise children if allowing them to cut)
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • black marker

How To Make It
1. Using your scissors, cut a large red hat out of a sheet of red construction paper. Take a sheet of white construction paper and cut it into 1-inch strips. Place the white strips on the hat cut them to fit the hat. 

2. Glue the white strips of paper on the hat and then glue the hat to a white paper plate. 
3. Grab another piece of red construction paper and cut a bow shape using your scissors. Glue this red bow to the bottom of the white paper plate.
4. Glue on two googly eyes. Grab a piece of black construction paper and cut out two ears and six whiskers. Glue these on your paper plate.

5. Finally, take a black marker and draw on a nose, mouth and some black fur around the outsides of the paper plate.

Here's one my six-year-old daughter made all by herself:

Have fun crafting with The Cat in the Hat! 

Article Author Jill Dubien
Jill Dubien

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Jill Dubien is a working mom who loves to craft and cook with her kiddos in her spare time. She has an awesome and supportive husband and two wonderful kids—a six-year-old daughter and a four-year-old son. Before she had kids, Jill couldn’t cook much of anything except toast and cereal, and really despised being in the kitchen. People who know her personally find it extremely humorous that she is now the self-proclaimed “Queen of fun food.” Jill blogs at Meet the Dubiens, where she shares lots of fun foods and crafts for kids.

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