Green Eggs and Ham Wooden Play Food

I’m hitting all the classics this week – the Dr. Seuss Classics! Green Eggs and Ham is a favorite of mine, and I thought it would be fun to make some wooden green eggs and ham play food! These sunny-side-up eggs and slices of ham are fun for kids to serve over and over again… even if they are picky eaters themselves!

All week long I’ve been sharing fast, 15 minute or less Seuss-inspired crafts as part of Craft Lightning Week. This week, I’m co-hosing with Angie from the Country Chic Cottage, and our Guest Co-Host Sara from Mom Endeavors, and we’ve invited a bunch of our crafty friends to join in! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to check out all of their fun projects.

Green Eggs and Ham Wooden Play Food

To make the wooden green eggs and ham, you’ll need:
Wooden circles
Wooden doll heads (like a bead, but the hole doesn’t go all the way through)
Saw
Clamp or Vise
Green Paint
Paintbrushes

supplies for Green Eggs and Ham Wooden Play Food

Start by sawing the wooden doll heads in half.

cut wooden bead

Paint the wooden pieces.

paint the eggs

paint the wood

painting the ham

Glue the half spheres onto the eggs.

glue the egg

No matter how picky your eater is, they’ll love these wooden green eggs and ham!

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Check out these fun and fast Seuss inspired projects!

Randi from Sowdering About made these Seuss Bookmarks.

 

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Not sure what Seuss book to read first? Try this fun “Pick a Seuss Book” project from Melanie at It Happens in a Blink.

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Love Seuss Decor? Then you’ll fall in love with these felt Seuss hoops from Cori at Hey Let’s Make Stuff. Dr-Seuss-Hoops

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“Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Inspired Bracelet

“Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” is an awesome Dr. Seuss book for anyone at a crossroads in life – a graduation, new job, a move, or even the loss of a job. As much as I love reading the book, I thought it would be nice to have a piece of jewelry with one of my favorite quotes from the book. Which was the hardest part. Picking a quote. “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” is filled with page after page of inspiring quotes.

I made this Seuss Inspired bracelet as part of Craft Lightning week this week. All week long, my co-host Angie from The Country Chic Cottage and our guest co-host Sarah from Mom Endeavors are sharing fast, 15 minute Seuss-inspired crafts. We’ve also invited some of our blogging friends to come up with some fast Seuss-inspired crafts of their own. Check out their crafts at the bottom of this post.

 

Oh the Places You'll go Inspired Painted Bracelet

To make the bracelet, you’ll need:
Wooden Bracelet
DecoArt Multi Surface Paints (flamingo, apple green, and white birch)
Paint Brush
Permanent Ink fine-tipped pen

supplies for bracelet

Start by painting the bracelet white, and putting it aside to dry.

allow paint to dry

Write the quote around the bracelet.

write quote

Paint in the green grass areas.

paint grass areas

Paint in pink tree tops. Allow to dry.

paint trees

Draw in some wiggly lines around the grass, and the tree trunks.

draw in grass and tree trunks

Bracelet complete!

Wooden Bracelet with Dr Seuss Quote

Check out these other fun Seuss inspired crafts:

Pet Scribbles made this fun Seuss Printable quote.

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Happy Go Lucky whipped up these cute Seuss notebooks.

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Scrappy Chick 101 created some imaginative Seuss-inspired wooden spoon creatures.

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Looking for a fun snack to go along with your Seuss reading? This Lorax veggie tray from Desert Chica Ramblings is adorable!

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I’m in love with this Seuss centerpiece from Frog Prince Paperie.

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Laura’s Crafty Life shows you how to get interactive with your Seuss stories, making a Horton Hatches the Egg Felt Storyboard.

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My Craftily Ever After also has a cute Seuss Printable:

 

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Sara from Mom Endeavors made a fun set of One Fish, Two Fish bath toys.

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And Angie from the Country Chic Cottage, my long-time co-host for Craft Lightning, put a Seuss quote on a wooden plaque.

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Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for one last day of fun and Fast Seuss crafting!

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DIY Zamp in my Lamp

Last year I made a Wocket in my Pocket, two years ago I made a Yottle in my Bottle, and this year I’m showing you how to make a Zamp in my Lamp. I love the fun characters that Dr. Seuss made for his book “There’s a Wocket in my Pocket”, and I’m having a blast turning them into fun little characters in my own life. Maybe after a couple more years, I’ll have a house filled with Dr. Seuss’s crazy creatures, just like the boy in the book!

I’m doing this project as part of Craft Lightning week. This week, my co-host Angie from The Country Chic Cottage, and our Guest Host, Sarah from Mom Endeavors, are sharing a fun and fast Seuss craft each day… and having some of our crafty friends join in! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post for more fun and fast Seuss inspired crafts!

Zamp in my Lamp

To make a Zamp in my Lamp, you’ll need:

Five Tan/Orange pipe cleaners
One Pink Pipe Cleaner
Googly Eyes
Hot Glue
Scissors

supplies to make a zamp for your lamp

Start by folding two pipe cleaners in half, and link them together.

fold and hook together

Twist the two pipe cleaners together.

twist to make body

Fold each of the ends in half, and twist, to create the arms and legs.

twist arms and legs

create body

Wrap the end of a pipe cleaner around your finger to form the head.

wrap around finger

Wrap the tail around and around, like a ball of yarn.

wrap pipe cleaner

Attach the head. Wrap the two remaining pipe cleaners around the middle to thicken up the body.

wrap around body

Cut 1/3 off the pink pipe cleaner, and insert it into the top of the head.

insert cut of pink pipe cleaner Fold the pink pipe cleaner to create the hair.

bend hair

Glue on the eyes, then hang your Zamp from the nearest lamp! I love having a Zamp in my Lamp!

hang the Zamp in your Lamp

Here are the other awesome Seuss inspired crafts:

 

I love this Pin the Heart on the Grinch Printable from Twin Dragonfly Designs:

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This Seuss-inspired cake stand by Carla Schauer is perfect for any young reader’s party!

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Did you know you can make your own temporary tattoos? You can! Simply Kelly Designs shows you how with these DIY Dr. Seuss Temporary Tattoos.

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One Artsy Momma made fun Cat in the Hat Pencil Toppers.

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These Truffula trees were made by One Artsy Mama by dying cotton!

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Our Guest co-host for this Series, Sarah from Mom Endeavors, made a Dr. Seuss Quote Printable.

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My long-standing Craft Lightning Co-host, Angie from The Country Chic Cottage, made this adorable Seuss Pancake Stacks – like a delicious breakfast kabob! YUM! seuss-pancake-stacks-004

Be sure to come back tomorrow for more fun and fast Seuss-inspired craftiness!

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Simple DIY Thing 1 and Thing 2 Hair

When I think Seuss, I always think of The Cat in the Hat. Probably the first Seuss book I was introduced to, and still a favorite. I came up with a super simple way to replicate the hair for Thing 1 and Thing 2, so that you can make a simple DIY Thing 1 Costume (or Thing 2 costume). I’m absolutely in love with how this DIY Thing 1 and Thing 2 hair turned out!

I made this project as part of a special Craft Lightning series. This week, Angie from The Country Chic Cottage, Sarah from Mom Endeavors, and I are whipping up fast Seuss-inspired crafts that take 15 minutes or less. And, we’ve invited a bunch of our friends to join in! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to check out their Seussian crafts.

Easy DIY Thing 1 and Thing 2 Hair from Dr Seuss Cat in the Hat

 

I’ve made a video that shows you how the hair is made, watch the video below, or scroll down for a photo step-by-step.

 

 

You’ll need:
Felt Hat
1.5 Blue feather boas per hat
Hot Glue
Scissors

supplies for thing 1 thing 2 hair

Start by pulling the ears, eyes, and nose from the felt hat. I just pulled them off.

remove pieces

Using the hot glue, glue the boa in a spiral around the hat, starting at the base.

glue in a spiral

Keep gluing, until you’ve run out of boa. Add the second boa, keep going around until you reach the top. Cut the excess, then glue down the end. Find a red shirt for a super simple costume to go with your DIY Thing 1 and Thing 2 Hair! If you like, make a Duck Tape Cat in the Hat hat for a friend to wear!

Thing 1 and thing 2 hair on head

 

Check out these other fun and fast Seuss crafts!

 

Busy Mom’s Helper made this cute Seuss Printable.

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I’m loving this Seuss Inspired Loopy Bow from Occasionally Crafty!

 

Dr. Seuss-Inspired Loopy Bow Tutorial

 

Want a Seuss Valentine? Randi from Sowdering About made a fun one!

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I’m loving this Green Eggs and Ham Snack from Practically Functional! Green-Eggs-And-Ham-Pretzel-Bites-7

And, of course, fun Truffula Trees! These were whipped up by Rhonda over at Mrs. Greene.

 

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This Seuss Pinwheel from Michelle at Weekend Craft is a fun craft for kids to help make. Dr+Seuss+Pinwheels

And Abby from Lovin’ Our Chaos has fun Thing 1 and Thing 2 Handprint art!

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This Seuss Night Light is great for any reader’s bedroom, the details are over at Holy Craft.

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Our guest co-host for this week’s Craft Lightning, Sarah from Mom Endeavors made a fun Seuss Puzzle.

 

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This Free Printable Seuss Art was created by Angie from The Country Chic Cottage, my longtime co-host for Craft Lightning. free-printable-seuss-art

 

Be sure to come back tomorrow for more Seuss=inspired quick crafting!

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Lorax Mustache Quote Necklace

Dr. Seuss, and The Lorax are some favorite childhood memories for many of us. Our own childhood, reading to our children, or both. I thought it would be fun to make a quick and simple Lorax necklace, using one of my favorite quotes from the Lorax book… and there are so many great ones to choose from!

All week long I’ll be sharing fun and fast Seuss-inspired crafts as part of Craft Lightning Week. My friends Angie from The Country Chic Cottage, and Sarah from Mom Endeavors are co-hosting with me. Each day we’re sharing a fun fast craft of our own… as well as sharing Seuss inspired crafts from our friends across the web. Make sure you scroll to the end of the post to see all the other fun ideas!

Lorax quote Necklace

To make the necklace you’ll need:
Mustache Necklace pendant
Necklace Chain
Jump Rings
Yellow Embroidery Floss
Fabric Fuse Glue
Printed Quote (get it here)
Pendant for quote
Mod Podge
Paintbrush
Jewelry Pliers

supplies for lorax necklace

Start by covering the mustache pendant with the Fabric Fuse. Cut lengths of embroidery floss, and line them up on the pendant. I used the end of a pin to push them right up against each other.

start adding threads

glue down threads

Cover the whole pendant.

finished Mustache

Use a jump ring to attach the pendant to the chain. Coat with Mod Podge to keep all the fibers in place.

add layer of Mod Podge

You could leave the necklace like this, but I like it with the quote. Cut out the printable, glue it into the pendant, and add the acrylic cover.

make quote charm

finished quote charm

Add the charm to the necklace with a jump ring.

finished Necklace

Necklace complete!

Lorax Mustache Necklace Craft

 

Check out these other fun Seuss projects!

Laura Kelly made the Fish in McElligot’s Pool! McElligots_Pool_Fish

 

Jennifer Priest at Hydrangea Hippo made Thing 1 and Thing 2 Gloves. Dr-Seuss-Gloves-Thing-1-and-Thing-2-Jennifer-Priest-2-700x466

How fun is this Green Egg Lip Balm from Marilyn at For you with Love!?

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Classic Seuss, I love this Grinch Mug by Brooke at Artistic Endeavors.

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Brianna at Bumble Bree Blog has an adorable green eggs and ham plate, you’ll want to see how she put it together!

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Make sure to stop back by tomorrow for more Seuss-y goodness!

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Duck Tape Roses

I’m super excited to share these simple Duck Tape roses with you! I designed these to be simple to make, no templates, no circles of different sizes – just a rose that looks pretty cool, no matter how wonky you cut. This is a great craft for tweens and older, though a crafty eight year old could surly rock a duck tape rose.

Duck Tape Roses

 

I taught crafters of all kinds how to make this Duck Tape Rose at the Crafts and Hobby Association Trade Show this past weekend. It was such a blast teaching other crafters how to make beautiful roses using their favorite tape!

Let’s get on with the Duck Tape Rose tutorial, shall we?

You’ll need:

Duck Tape – any color or colors… or patterns!
Green Duck Tape
Scissors – I HIGHLY recommend the Fiskars Duck Tape Scissors
Floral Wire

Start with a strip of Duck Tape.

cut strip of tape

Fold it in half, sticky sides together, so you have a shorter strip that is still as wide as it was when it came off the roll. Cut it into circle-ish shapes. Don’t worry about perfection – a little oval or wonky is fine. You’ll need at least 8 circles – more if you want a bigger rose.

cut circles

Pick your least favorite of all the circles, and fold it in half. Cut two small slits on the fold, then unfold. The slits will look like little buttonholes. Fold your floral wire in half, inserting one end into each of the slits.

cut slits into circle

Fold the circle back in half, and then into thirds. Crease well.

fold into thirds

Cut small Duck Tape squares, half the width of the Duck Tape. Set aside for use in the next step.

squares of tape

Select the next circle. Create a pleat (or pucker) in the circle, and add the tape to the convex side (what will be the outside), at the pleat.

create a pleat

Place the stem on top, then wrap the tape around.

add petal

Add two more petals to make the inside row, then four petals around that.

keep adding petals

You can add more rows if you like, to make a larger rose. Just stagger the petals as best you can on each subsequent row.

Bend out the tips of the petals if you want to open up the rose.

open up petals

Wrap the stem with some green Duck Tape, and your rose is complete! Make more to give to your special someone!

finished rose

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Terial Magic Folded Box

Earlier this week, I shared my product review of Terial Magic over on the Craft Test Dummies Blog. As part of that review, I made some fun projects using Terial Magic, including this fun little fabric box! If you’d like to make one, here are the instructions.

Fabric Box

You’ll need:

Fabric
Terial Magic
Rotary Cutter and Ruler
Scissors

Start by preparing your fabric with the Terial Magic. Then cut your squares. You’ll need the square for the bottom of the box to be 1/4″ smaller than the top. I made a mini box, and used squares that were 5″ and 4.75″.

cut square

We’re going to start with some folds that will help orient us. Fold into a triangle, press to get a good crease, unfold, and re-fold into a triangle the other direction. This will make a creased X on the square.

fold into triangle

Fold the four corners in to the center.

fold in corners

Make some more fold for registration: fold the two sides in to the center, crease. Unfold, and repeat the other direction. Unfold.

fold sides in to center

Using scissors, cut in each corner towards the center, stopping where the folds from the last step cross.

clip in corners

Unfold two opposing sides, fold in the flaps.

fold in flaps

Fold these back in place, then tuck the flaps on the remaining sides in. Your box is complete. Repeat with the other square to have a box with both a top and bottom.

terial magic box

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Simple DIY Glass Tiled Tray

This glass tiled tray is super simple to make, and it was inspired by my friend Shannon from Madigan Made and her tiled glass table. I loved hers, and wanted a simpler version… and not on a table. So I made this quick tiled glass tray.

 

Simple Glass Tiled Tray

 

You’ll need:
White Tray
Glass stones
Resin (Shannon used Envirotex, which I couldn’t find, but I have used it in the past, and I think it works better)
Mixing container and stir stick
Masking tape

supplies for glass tiled tray

If your tray isn’t tightly sealed, use masking tape around the bottom to prevent the resin from leaking through. Spread out the glass stones.

stones on tray

Mix up the resin as instructed on the package.

stir up resin

To protect the tray while the resin sets, I put my tray in a cardboard box, lined with a plastic garbage bag (just in case). Then I poured the resin on top.

allow to sit

Allow the resin to cure, as instructed on the package, and you have a fun serving tray!

make a simple glass tiled tray

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Super Quick Lego Ring

Last year, I shared my DIY Lego Earrings, at that time I also whipped up a coordinating ring, but didn’t share it here… it is so simple to make, I thought it would make a great January craft!

Simple DIY Lego Ring

This ring is super easy to make!

You need a Lego brick, a ring blank, and some Krazy Glue.

supplies for lego ring

Put glue on the ring blank, then put the Lego brick on top.

glue on lego brick

You can set it aside, upside down, to dry.

allow glue to sit

Such a fun ring to wear!

finished lego ring

My son blinged out my ring with extra Legos, to match the earrings.

make a blinged out lego ring

What do you think… too much?

blinged out lego ring

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Mini Mosaic Box

I’m always looking for projects to make with leftover resin after I make jewelry. This little resin box is simple to make, and works best with the last of the resin that has been sitting out for 15-30 minutes.

make a little tiled glitter box

You’ll need:
2 oz mixed resin
Glitter
Sticky-back mini tiles
Wooden Box
Popsicle Stick

supplies for tiled glitter box

Mix the glitter with the resin. Make it really sparkly, or just a little sparkly.

stir glitter into resin

Remove tiles to make the sticky-back tile sheet the right size for the top of the box, then peel off the paper and stick to the top of the box.

stick tiles to box

Using a popsicle stick, apply the glitter resin, then scrape into place.

pour on resin

If you have extra resin, you can use a paintbrush to brush it around the sides. Use a brush you’re not attached to – throwing it out is easier than trying to get the resin glitter out of the bristles. If you do this, put a piece of paper between the lid and the box so that you don’t accidentally seal the box shut.

make a tiled box

You can add some of the extra tiles to the front, if you like. Allow the resin to set for 24 hours, and your box is ready to use!

finished tiled box

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