Create Your Own Lorax Flower Pot

March 2018

Today is World Book Day, and even more fitting for today’s post it is Dr. Seuss’ birthday. On this day, Eden Reforestation Projects would like to remind you that “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” (A quote from 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.

Materials Needed:

(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

Scissors

Elmer’s Glue or Glue Dots

Potting soil

Flower seeds

Water

Instructions:

First begin with the decorating of the flower pot.

The mustache

  1. With scissors, cut ten (10) 2 inch strands of yellow yarn
  2. Lay one (1) strand on a flat surface
  3. Lay the other nine (9) strands perpendicular on top of the first strand
  4. Use the one strand to tie together the nine strands, making a mustache

The face

  1. Use Elmer’s glue or glue dots to mark out the spots for the eyes, nose, and mustache
  2. 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.

  1. Fill the terra cotta pot about ¾ of the way with potting soil
  2. Using your finger, create a small hole in the soil
  3. Place your seed in the hole and cover it with the soil (add more soil if needed)
  4. Lightly water the soil
  5. Follow care instructions from your seed’s packaging

Bonus:

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.

 

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