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Get Creative with The Lorax

By Kathybarbro @KathyBarbro
Get Creative with The LoraxI am happy to be a part of a blog tour of crafts and activities inspired by Universal Pictures’ Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax movie, which will be in theaters on March 2. I was inspired by the colorful Truffula Trees, which I recreated here with just some twigs, yarn, paint and a little clay.
Get Creative with The Lorax1. Collect thin twigs that are fairly straight and mount them in a small amount of clay. Let dry overnight. 2. Paint twigs with white acrylic paint and the clay base with green.3. Starting with an approximately 3" x 5" piece of corrugated cardboard, wrap yarn around it many, many times until it looks like the photo above.Get Creative with The Lorax4. Thread a length of yarn inside the loop and tie together very tightly. Wrap and tie again to keep yarn secure.5. Turn cardboard over and cut to release yarn from cardboard.6. The yarn will be varying lengths, so trim to make them all the same so they look more like a pom pom.Get Creative with The Lorax7. To make the pom poms “furrier”, hold the center securely and rub ends with a brush. Repeat until all the ends have been separated to look soft.8. Mix up a gray paint and add stripes to the white twigs. Let dry.9. Carefully stick twigs into center of pom pom. Arrange and enjoy your forest of Truffula trees!To follow The Lorax blog tour, visit Dabbled tomorrow to see what creative ideas come up next.

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