Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with these Horton Hears a Who accessories!
- grey paint (paintbrush optional)
- three pieces of white paper
- black marker
- tape (we used duct tape)
- one paper towel tube
- optional: one pipe cleaner, one cotton ball, one pink pom pom or pink ribbon
- Paint your three pieces of white paper grey. You can use a paintbrush, but my son chose to use his fingers!
- After it dries, draw the outline of two elephant ears on two pieces of paper (one on each).
- Fold in the inner edge of both ears about a quarter inch.
- Fold the third piece of painted paper around a paper towel tube and cut off the excess paper. Set the paper towel tube and the measured paper aside.
- Cut the leftover paper (the paper you're NOT using around the paper towel tube) in half, lengthwise. This is what you'll use for the headband. Note: An older child may need more than this. Then, tape the ears to the long strips, so they will cover your child's ears when they put on the headband.
- To make the elephant trunk, glue your cut paper to the paper towel tube and then seal the seam with a thin strip of tape. Draw on elephant wrinkles and then cut slits in two different spots (as shown in the photo) to make it a “functional” and mobile trunk. Practice your elephant sounds!
Take it further: In the book/movie, Horton finds a tiny speck on a pink clover. To make this, attach a pink pom pom (we used ribbon, but cutting all of those strips in the ribbon took about twenty minutes) to a pipe cleaner. The pipe cleaner will act as the plant's stem. Glue on a piece of your cotton ball to the pom pom, and there you have your speck!