This week is Children’s Book Week as part of Get Caught Reading Month. In celebration, Eden Reforestation Projects wants to promote one children’s book in particular: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.
In the book, the Lorax warns of the dangers of cutting down trees and disrespecting the environment. Teaching children about environmental conservation and reforestation is an important part of ensuring the health of our world for their generation and for generations to come.
Your child can get hands-on, too! Follow the instructions below to help them create a Lorax flower pot of their own.
(1) 2.5 inch terra cotta pot
(2) 10mm googly eyes
(1) 10mm pom pom for the nose
(10) 2 inch strands of yellow yarn
Elmer’s Glue or Glue Dots
First begin with the decorating of the flower pot.
With scissors, cut ten (10) 2 inch strands of yellow yarn
Lay one (1) strand on a flat surface
Lay the other nine (9) strands perpendicular on top of the first strand
Use the one strand to tie together the nine strands, making a mustache
Use Elmer’s glue or glue dots to mark out the spots for the eyes, nose, and mustache
Place the googly eyes, the craft puff ball nose, and the yarn mustache in their proper places to make the Lorax’s face
Now that the decorating is done, it is time to plant the seed.
Fill the terra cotta pot about ¾ of the way with potting soil
Using your finger, create a small hole in the soil
Place your seed in the hole and cover it with the soil (add more soil if needed)
Lightly water the soil
Follow care instructions from your seed’s packaging
To make your flower pot resemble The Lorax even more, try using Marigold seeds. Marigolds have a resemblance to the Truffula trees in the story.