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This Cat In The Hat Puppet is a fantastic crafty idea for Dr Seuss fans and a great way to encourage the love of books and literature for young children. 

We have a whole array of Dr Seuss themed crafts here on The Inspiration Edit and today I am super excited to be sharing this fantastic Dr Seuss Puppet

Puppets can be really fun to make with the little ones and this Cat In The Hat activity is sure to be a winner, whether you make this in the home, at preschool or in the older classroom. 

We have a fantastic free puppet template for you to use, at the end of the post. I hope you love this step by step puppet tutorial and find it super enjoyable. 

Supplies For This Cat In The Hat Activity

  • White & Black Cardstock
  • Black Paper Bags
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Crayons
  • Xacto Knife

cat in the hat puppet supplies including tempate

How To Make This Dr Seuss Puppet

Download and print the Cat and the Hat template.

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Invite your littles ones to colour in the template with traditional colours or let them give it their own artistic touch.

Cut out each piece of the template.

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An adult must do this step! Use an xacto knife to create a slit in the top hat. (refer to the photo)

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Slip the Cat’s head into the hat and glue in place.

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Glue the head onto the black paper bag. (make sure to glue the head onto the bottom of the bag, the part that flaps up)

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Cut a white oval from cardstock and glue onto the black paper bag. (refer to the photo)

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Glue the bow onto the bottom of the Cat’s neck.

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Glue the hands onto the arms and then glue the arms onto the paper bag.

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Glue the legs to the bottom of the paper bag.

Cut a long thin strip from black cardstock.

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Cut the strip into small pieces and glue onto the Cat’s face where his whiskers would be.

dr seuss puppet cat in the hat puppet idea with free cat template
Turn the paper bag over and glue the tail into place.

dr seuss puppet cat in the hat puppet idea with free cat template
Your paper bag puppet is complete. Have fun some!

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CAT IN THE HAT TEMPLATE HERE! 

We have lots more Paper Bag Puppet Crafts here on The Inspiration Edit that I’m sure you will love. Why not check them out! 

The Lorax Paper Bag Puppet Craft

Paper Bag Dog Craft

Paper Bag Pirates Craft

Please pin this amazing Dr Seuss Themed Craft to pinterest! 

dr seuss puppet cat in the hat puppet idea with free cat template