Be inspired by the colorful and Zizzer-zazzer-zuzz world of Dr Seuss books with this easy Dr Seuss art for kids. Kids will start with their own handprints and then create favorite Dr Seuss characters with just a few simple details. Whether you are using this Dr. Seuss inspired art project to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday, Read Across America Day, World Book Day or any day, it is perfect for kids of all ages at home or in the classroom. Let’s make fun Dr Seuss handprint art.
Easy Dr. Seuss Inspired Art for Kids
We are going to make really fun handprint art with the kids using some of our favorite Dr. Seuss book characters for inspiration. My favorite thing about this Dr Seuss art project for kids is that you can use it with kids of any age – just one child or an entire classroom full of kids with a little set up.
Pssst…Dr. Seuss’s birthday is March 2!
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How to make Dr Seuss handprint art
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Supplies needed to make handprint art for kids
Instructions for Seuss Character art for kids
In this step, we are showing you how to make Cat in the Hat and Spot handprint art. The first thing you need to do is to paint your hand with acrylic paint, and then stamp it onto the paper. Repeat this same step for all over the other Dr. Seuss characters you see in the featured image at the top of the page. Set your paper aside to dry before moving on to the next step, and make sure to wash your hand when changing colors.
Handprint art tip: If the paint begins to dry, go over it again before stamping.
Paint fingers or dabbers to add features to your handprint art. We used the end of a little finger to add hat stripes and a tie to the Cat in the Hat. For Spot the leopard, we used a dabber to add his spots, but you could also use a fingertip.
Use paint with a paint brush or a marker to add facial features and accessories to each of your Dr. Seuss character handprint art.
Our finished Dr Seuss handprint art
- Acrylic paint (in assorted colors)
- Black marker (optional)
- Paint brushes
- Paint dabbers (optional)
- Paint your hand in the color of one of the Dr. Seuss characters.
- Stamp your hand onto the paper. Most of these work best if you keep your fingers close together. Let your handprint dry before moving on to the next step.
- Add facial features and accessories to your character using your finger dipped in paint, with a paintbrush, or with a marker.
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Did you make our Dr. Seuss art with your kids? How did your Seuss character handprints turn out?