• Week Four

    Recycled Cardboard Tube Lorax   

    In honor of Earth Day (April 22nd) we will have fun using some recycled material to create this weeks art project.


    Today I will use art to discuss the importance of Earth Day and how we can be kind to our planet.

    I love the book The Lorax by Dr. Seuss because of the important message the character teaches us. I hope you take time this week to discuss Earth Day and the ways YOU can help keep our earth protected and cared for.



    • Cardstock (orange, white)
    • Cardboard Tubes
    • Crayons/Markers
    • Scissors
    • Glue
    • Print out this Lorax Template  (if you don't have a printer at home you can always just draw the Lorax or trace the template using the image on the screen. Just hold up a paper and gently trace the image from the screen). 


    Day One

    Step One:

    Print the Lorax template onto white cardstock. Color the template with orange and yellow markers or crayons.


    Step Two:

    Cut around the black outlines. Remember to take your time and remember your craftsmanship! 


    Step Three:

    Next, place the cardboard tube on top of the orange cardstock. Make a few pencil marks to show the length of the tube. Cut a piece using the pencil marks that is large enough to wrap around the cardboard tube. Glue in place.

    Step Four:

    Then glue the face pieces, arms and legs to the tube. Use a pencil to slightly curve the legs before you glue them onto the tube. (This helps give the Lorax some dimension.)


    And NOW the cardboard tube Lorax craft is ready to be played with!

    Finished project

    This project is suggested to be completed in 1 session @ 35/40 minutes.