Whether you are looking for Earth Day crafts kids will love or just need a fun Dr. Seuss Lorax craft for kids, this Truffula tree DIY is perfect! We learned how to make a Truffula tree craft by accident! Sweet T loves crafts and we’ve established Wednesdays after lunch as “crafternoons” (otherwise she asks multiple times per day every day to do crafts!) The Dollar Tree is our go-to for summer activities and Sweet T loves to browse the craft section.
Truffula Tree DIY
During this trip she spotted a bag of Styrofoam crafts balls various sizes and a pack of pink feathers. She proclaimed, “I want to glue those pink feathers on those balls.” Ooook. Whatever keeps you occupied this summer, kid!
She crafted away and when she was done my first thought was, “These look like trees from The Lorax.” So that’s how our Truffula tree DIY was born! It’s funny how unplanned things sometimes turn out to be the most fun. It’s easy to make this Lorax craft for kids (and cheap too.)
How to Make a Truffula Tree
You will need:
I was able to get all of the above except the tacky glue at the dollar store making this a very affordable craft for kids.
- Pour some of the tacky glue into a small bowl and allow the child to spread glue onto individual feathers using the foam paintbrush. We figured out after gluing a couple of glue-soaked feathers to the styrofoam balls that it’s easiest to trim the hard points of the feathers first. It makes them a little more flexible.
- Cover each ball with feathers until no white is showing through.
- Poke a striped straw into each ball.
Now you know how to make a Truffula tree on Earth Day, Dr. Seuss’ birthday or just a random Wednesday like we did.
Another cool thing to do with this Truffula tree craft would be to use a pencil instead of a straw. Or you can by a 15-pack from Amazon if you’d ratherb buy Truffula Tree favors instead of doing a DIY.
If you like to craft with your kids you might also like this Watercolor Salt Painting with free unicorn printable too.