Monday, February 17, 2014

Horton Hatches the Egg Craft. (Dr. Seuss Book & Craft)

Horton Hatches the Egg is such a fun story by Dr. Seuss.
It's very cute and clever, and I especially love how it also teaches about the importance of keeping your word and being dependable. We recently read this book and then created our own "Horton's Egg" craft to go along with it! Here's how:

  • "Horton Hatches the Egg", by Dr. Seuss (check your local library!) :)
  • 1 piece of white cardstock
  • 1 piece each of red and white craft foam
  • Yarn in any shade of brown, tan, yellow or orange
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Prep Work:
  1. Cut an egg shape out of the red craft foam.
  2. Cut a few circles out of the white craft foam.
  3. Cut a REALLY long piece of yarn.

All done. Now you're ready to go!

Book & Craft!
  1. Read the book "Horton Hatches the Egg" with your child. (note: We actually read half of it, did the craft, then read the last half. This is a good option as the book is sometimes long for little ones to sit still all the way through.)  :)

2. Get all the pieces of the craft out and let your child craft Horton's Egg.
  • Squirt a bunch of glue out on the bottom half of the white cardstock
  • Place the wad of yarn on the glue. This is the nest!
  • Glue the white dots on the egg
  • Glue the egg on the cardstock, in the nest. 

All done!
LB(4) and LL(2) had a lot of fun with this. They enjoyed the story and loved working together to create this craft.
Have fun!

(P.S. Here's an added bonus! 
This craft also works well with another Dr. Seuss book: Scrambled Eggs Super!)

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