I came up with a great, easy DIY Lorax costume last year but I never shared it with you.
It’s Read Across America Week, which for many pre-school and elementary school students means book character dress up days. It’s also Dr. Seuss’s birthday, so it’s the perfect opportunity to dress up like one of his memorable characters.
Last year, Elias wanted to dress up like the Lorax. He loved wearing his Lorax costume and I loved how simple it was to make – no sewing required. Perfect for busy moms!
Below are the supplies you’ll need, which you can find on Amazon or at any craft store. You can easily make this one night, though it might be easier to do over the course of two so that you can dye and paint one night and cut and glue the other night.
How To Make A Lorax Costume
- Dye the t-shirt and pants orange. (Alternately, you can buy an orange shirt. I was unable to find one.)
- Cut the sleeves into triangles to mimic fur
- Spray paint the glasses orange (cover the lenses with painters tape first!)
- Cut eyebrows and mustache out of a yellow foam sheet (found at any craft store)
- Attach yellow eyebrows and a mustache with hot glue to the glasses (At Michaels I found mechanical glasses that made the eyebrows and mustache move, which was so fun!)
- For extra fun, make a Save the Truffula trees sign out of colored paper and a thin stick or dowel.
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