{Dr Seuss} The Foot Book Inspired Craft: Flip Flop Craft

The Foot Book is a classic children’s book by the fabulous Dr Seuss.  This adorable flip flip craft is the perfect extension of that book.  We at Kids Activities Blog hope that you enjoy our series of book inspired crafts and activities.

Flip Flop craft idea inspired by Dr Seuss' The Foot Book

The Foot Book

Dr. Seuss is one of our favorite authors because of the simple words and silly pictures that you find in his books. This month we thought we’d share a Dr. Seuss book-inspired post in honor of his upcoming birthday on March 2nd. The Foot Book is a simple book that teaches so many great words to little ones.  My toddler loves to count the feet that she sees in the story and my preschooler loves to identify the rhyming words that he finds… so the book is great for kids of varied ages.

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Since The Foot Book is all about feet, we decided to grab a pair of our favorite shoes to wear (flip flops- since we live in California), and we created our own flip flip puppets!

Flip Flop Puppets are a simple and open-ended craft  to make and can be used to create your own stories or re-enact some of your favorite silly phrases from The Foot Book.

The Foot Book by Dr Seuss inspired this cute flip flop craft for kids

Flip Flop Craft

Supplies:

  • flip flops
  • glue
  • googly eyes
  • stickers
  • buttons
  • sequins
  • yarn 
  • any other embellishments

 Flip Flop Instructions Collage

Book Inspired

Instructions:

These flip flop puppets are pretty simple to make.

Set up a creation station with Elmer’s glue, flip flops, and any of your favorite embellishments and start creating!

We made sure we had plenty of googly eyes for our Flip Flop Monsters. We also practiced our scissors skills by snipping pieces of yarn. We used the snipped yarn and tied knots around the flip flops to make crazy puppet hair.

What other supplies would you use to create Flip Flop puppets at your house?

In addition to making these flip flop puppets, you could also do a Foot Book inspired movement activity or Paint with your feet while you read The Foot Book.

What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book? Do you have any favorite Dr. Seuss inspired activities that you’ve done?

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We love The Foot Book in our home.  If you try this flip flop craft, please come back here and leave a comment to tell us all about it.    For more creative kids activities, we think you might be interested in these ideas:

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Kristina is a mom of two (a preschooler and a toddler) and a former Special Education teacher for children with communication disabilities. She writes about her creative explorations over at Toddler Approved. Her goal is to find ways to make life a little more fun and creative with her kids while embedding learning into everything that she does. Kristina tweets as @ToddlerApproved and can be found on FB and Pinterest.