Mar 6, 2013

Get Creative with The Lorax

I was inspired by Dr. Suess’ colorful Lorax Truffula Trees, which I recreated here with just some twigs, yarn, paint and a little clay.
1. 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 approximate 3" x 5" piece of corrugated cardboard, wrap yarn around it many, many times until it looks like the photo above.
4. Thread a length of yarn to go inside the loop and tie together very tight. 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 round pom pom.
7. 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!


Mrs. P, Art Explorer said...

Very cute and colorful! What a fun ideas to create a Seuss-ical World! Thank you for sharing!

LeighAnn said...

Pinning this! Can't wait till the movie comes to our cheap theater!

Dot said...

So cute! I love the truffula trees too :)

Suzie said...

These are so Cute!!

Tonya Staab said...

I can see I'm going to have to pull out my little pom pom maker aren't I. These are cute.

alex nguyen said...

thanks so much for this craft! My boys loved doing it and making their own truffula forest.

Trish said...

Excellent! I'm going to do this on white pencils for part favors!

Ms Hopper said...

My students are going to love making these. Thanks so much for posting them. They are adorable.

Anne Farrell said...

Thanks for the inspiration!