Cat in the Hat Handprint Craft (Free Template)

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The Cat in the Hat is a classic Dr. Seuss book loved by both children and adults alike. To celebrate its timelessness, why not do a fun Cat in the Hat handprint craft printable with your kids? With this free printable template, you’ll have everything you need to create a memorable keepsake of your little ones. This is the perfect craft for Dr. Seuss Day, a Dr. Seuss birthday party, a Dr. Seuss toddler craft project, or read across America week. We have lots of fun handprint art and crafts and Dr. Seuss crafts on the blog.

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Cat in the Hat Printable Template

The printable template is designed to make the handprint craft easy and straightforward. All you need to do is download the printable template, then capture your child’s handprint on the page. You can use a combination of white paint and red paint to make the stripes on your child’s hand. Or to make it easier, you could just go with solid red paint.

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Materials Needed to Make this Cat in the Hat Craft

In addition to this free printable template, you’ll need some basic materials for completing this craft project. This includes a printer to print the Cat in the Hat template, water based paint, and crayons or markers (for coloring in any extra details). We recommend using construction paper or card stock for a more sturdy handprinted picture. Otherwise, you could use regular printer paper for printing out your template. Finally, don’t forget to grab a few copies of The Cat in the Hat so that everyone can enjoy reading along.

Gather Supplies to make this Dr. Seuss Handprint Art

Before beginning any craft project, it’s important to have all of the right supplies on hand. For this project, you will need white or colored construction paper (depending on your preference), red, white and black paint, and a paintbrush.

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Create Handprints to make Cat in the Hat Printable Art

Once all of your supplies are gathered, begin by painting your child’s hands with red paint. You can also make white strips and alternate the red and white paint on your child’s hand to make a more patterned handprint. You could also add black paint to the bottom of your child’s hand to make the cat’s face just as the picture on the template. Then have them press their hands onto a piece of paper firmly but gently. After they have finished making their handprints and let them dry for several hours. This adorable Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat craft would be perfect for Dr. Seuss Day, Dr. Seuss’s Birthday on March 2nd, or a Dr. Seuss birthday party.

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What better way is there to celebrate an iconic Dr. Seuss book than with a fun handprint craft? With this free printable template, you’ll have everything you need to create an unforgettable keepsake of your little ones. You can download the free printable handprint art template below.

If you’re looking for a fun, creative way to spend time with your kids and learn more about Dr. Seuss and the Cat in the Hat, look no further than this Cat in the Hat craft. With just some paint and paper, you can make an adorable keepsake that your little ones are sure to love.

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