Dr. Seuss Thing 1 Thing 2 Paper Bag Puppet Printable

Friday, January 27, 2012

I'm so excited for Nicole to share this Dr. Seuss craft today. I can't believe she free-handed the Thing 1 and Thing 2 heads to create these amazing puppets.  Remember to check out the Dr. Seuss party she hosted, also featured on obSEUSSed

We are swapping blogs today, each sharing kid crafts. Visit her blog, My Everything Else, to see the activity I created to go with the Berenstain Bear book 'Inside Outside Upside Down' and look around at her other fun posts while you are there.


Thanks Victoria for having me! I'm Nicole with My Everything Else. I have four kids, including identical twins, and stay busy writing, blogging and working from home, (in addition to everything else).

Today I am so excited to share with you Thing 1 and Thing 2 Paper Bag Puppets!

When I was planning my twins first birthday party, I combed the internet for Thing 1/Thing 2 crafts and party activities. When I couldn't find what I was looking for, I decided to make my own.

I thought I'd share them with you!

Gather your supplies: 
  • Paper bags (I found RED ones at Hobby Lobby)
  • Crayons or Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Thing 1/Thing 2 Printable. (Download and print.)
Thing 1 Thing 2 Puppet      (Free Printable for non-commercial use only)

TO PRINT: Click on the word 'Scribd' in the lower left corner to download. Or click on the first box at the bottom to view fullscreen then copy and paste each page into your document program to print.

Assemble your puppets:

First, print out both pages of the printable. You will need to print both pages for EACH puppet you want to make. Color your pages and cut them out.

 Next, Glue the "half face" under the bag flap as shown below.

 Then glue the "entire face" on top of the paper bag flap, making sure to line up both chins.

 Glue the arms (there is no right or left, you can choose) inside the side fold of the bag.

Finally, choose if you want your Thing to be Thing 1 or Thing 2 and glue the circle on the front of the bag. Tip: if you want to change which Thing your puppet is, tape it instead of gluing it.

Twin Thing 1 Thing 2 Dr. Seuss Birthday Party

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A perfect theme party idea for twins is Dr. Seuss’ Thing one and Thing two, from the book 'The Cat in the Hat'. There are  so many fabulous things you can do.

Nicole has twins so she naturally wanted to host a Thing 1 and Thing 2 Birthday party for them. Today I’m featuring a few ideas from her party that I noticed online a few months ago. You can see more details on her blog, My Everything Else.  Thanks to Nicole for sharing her party with us!

Let’s start with these whimsical smash cakes. They look like the Thing’s hair and I love the base wrapped in polka-dot paper.

She also made these striped Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Cake Pops to look like the cat’s hat.
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She printed Thing 1, Thing 2 labels from obSEUSSed. The picture cupcake toppers and invitations were ordered from Photodesignz on Etsy.
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Try making some Sweet Seuss treats like turquoise popcorn balls or swedish fish in a bowl. You could also have a contest to guess how many fish are in the bowl and the winner takes home the bowl as their prize.
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Dr. Seuss Party Favors: Make your own labels for bubbles. I love all the red and white polka-dots, stripes and turquoise or blue mixed in with all the decorations and accents for this party.
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Nicole also guest posted on ObSEUSSed how to make these adorable Thing 1 and Thing 2 puppets with free printable faces.

Teacher Appreciation Ideas {Memory Box and Plant}

Friday, January 20, 2012

Teacher appreciation week is often held in the spring at grade schools. Here are some ideas I put together to thank my children’s teachers. These would be great class gifts if you can gather the kids to sign their names.


MEMORY BOX: Buy a memory or photo storage box. Have the kids sign their names. Add a treat or another present inside, or letters from the kids. If I had a vinyl cutter I would have added the words “Thank you” on top.

PLANT: Buy a plant with a plastic pot that you can write on. Use permanent markers to write “Thank You” in larger print then have the kids sign all around it.

These have received wonderful response and the kids liked participating to show their appreciation.

Here are a few teacher appreciation ideas I created last year:
Tutu Hanging Flower Basket for a dance teacher.

Pencil vase with flower topped pens (pen holder), I’d seen this floating around Pinterest in 2011.

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Apple basket with apple slicer to refill for class snacks during the year.

More Gratitude Gift ideas can be seen on my Pinterest board:
We appreciate our teachers!
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 Added this project to the Link Party at Skip to My Lou
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Dr. Seuss Book Clock, Blocks and Baby Room

Monday, January 9, 2012

We are counting down, less than 3 months until Dr. Seuss’ Birthday. I’ve already noticed people planning parties, crafts, activities and more to celebrate.  I will start featuring more ideas from the Dr. Seuss Link Collection here on ObSEUSSed for the next few months.

I found these fabulous Dr. Seuss crafts separately then realized they were all by the same person. Brandi from the blog ‘Daily Ramblings’ created this functional clock out of Dr. Seuss’ ABC book. Click the book to see step-by-step how she made it.

Seuss book Clock brandibug blogspot

Then she cut up Dr. Seuss book pages to create these playful blocks for her baby. See how she did it here.
Seuss Blocks brandibug blogspot

Then she created this whimsical mural for her baby’s nursery.
Seuss Mural Nursery brandibug blogspot
More pictures of how she made the Dr. Seuss mural and baby nursery can be seen on Flickr.

She also features a DIY Cat in the Hat ceramic piggy bank a Dr. Seuss Birthday Party and Dr. Seuss Baby Shower on her blog.

That is one lucky baby!

These projects are part of the Dr. Seuss Link Collection  with more than 150 ideas on ObSEUSSed.
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You can also see more than 500 Dr. Seuss projects on my Pinterest board if you are a member. If you need an invite, leave me a message below and I’ll invite you to the wonderful world of Pinterest.
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