Dr Seuss Handprint Art for Kids

Let’s celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with handprint art for kids!

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday, Read Across America Day, and World Book Day with this fun Dr Seuss handprint art for kids to make.

Dr Seuss handprint art including The Lorax, The Grinch, Thing 1 and Thing 2, Cat in the Hat, Red fish, and Spot
Dr. Seuss handprint 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. This is a cheap art project to make if you already have acrylic paint in a variety of colors at home.

How to make Dr Seuss handprint art

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To make Dr Seuss handprint art you will need supplies including acrylic paint and paint brushes.
You will need acrylic paint, paint brushes, and your hands to make Dr Seuss handprint art.

Supplies needed to make handprint art for kids

  • Acrylic paint (in assorted colors)
  • Paint brushes
  • Black marker (optional)
  • Paint dabbers (optional)

Instructions for handprint art for kids

Step 1 to make Dr Seuss Cat in the Hat and Spot handprint art is to paint your hand and then stamp it on paper.
Paint your hand and stamp it on paper to make Cat in the Hat and Spot handprint art.

Step 1

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.

Step 2 Use your fingers or dabbers to add features such as eyes, spots, and stripes to your Dr Seuss character handprint art.
Use fingers and dabbers to add features including eyes and stripes to your Dr. Seuss character handprint art.

Step 2

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 a marker or paint to add facial features and accessories to your Dr. Seuss handprint characters.

Step 3

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
Finished Dr Seuss handprint art for kids including Cat in the Hat, Spot, Thing 1 and Thing 2, Red Fish, The Lorax, and The Grinch.
Fun and easy Dr. Seuss handprint art for kids.
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Dr Seuss Handprint Art

Dr Seuss handprint art including Spot, Cat in the Hat, Red Fish, Thing 1 and Thing 2, The Lorax, and The Grinch

Let's make this fun Dr. Seuss handprint art for kids. We show you how to make the Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2, The Lorax, The Grinch, Red Fish, and Spot the leopard.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $0

Materials

  • Acrylic paint (in assorted colors)
  • Black marker (optional)

Tools

  • Paint brushes
  • Paint dabbers (optional)

Instructions

  1. Paint your hand in the color of one of the Dr. Seuss characters.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 handprint art with your kids? How did it turn out?

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