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The Cat In The Hat Handprint Painting For Kids

The Cat in the Hat Handprint Painting For Kids

We are on a roll with sharing Dr Seuss themed content at the moment. Dr Seuss is a fun series which i really love. My favourite type of book is the rhyming book and I really like The Cat In The Hat. So much so that we ave plenty of Cat In The Hat themed crafts and food ideas here on The Inspiration Edit. In fact we have a whole category on the blog dedicated to anything and everything Dr Seuss including fun food ideas and more. Why not check it out?

Today’s post is a tutorial for Cat In The Hat hand print which is a perfect and fun activity for the little ones. Enjoy.

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What you will need

Paint
Paintbrush
Canvas
Pencil
Black Permanent Marker

Sargent Art 22-2399 8-Ounce Acrylic Paint, 12 Piece SetSargent Art 22-2399 8-Ounce Acrylic Paint, 12 Piece SetWooster Brush Q3208-1 Softip Angle Sash Paintbrush, 1-InchWooster Brush Q3208-1 Softip Angle Sash Paintbrush, 1-InchSharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, 8 Pack, Assorted Colors (30217PP)Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, 8 Pack, Assorted Colors (30217PP)

How To Make The Cat In The Hat Handprint

Paint the palm of your child’s hand with a big white circle surrounded by black paint.


Paint your child’s fingers with red and white paint. You do not need to use the thumb just the fingers.

Gently press your child’s hand onto a canvas. Help them pull up in one swift motion to avoid smearing the paint. Turn the canvas around. Paint the palm of your child’s hand with a big white circle surrounded by black paint. Paint your child’s fingers black.


Gently press your child’s hand onto a canvas. Help them pull up in one swift motion to avoid smearing the paint. (make sure this handprint is going down on the canvas the opposite direction of the first handprint)

Dip your child’s fingertips into black paint and add ears and into red paint to create a neck bow.


Allow the paint to dry completely.


Use a pencil to draw a face onto The Cat in the Hat. Once you are satisfied, trace the face details with permanent marker.

Once the marker is dry, use an eraser to remove any pencil lines left behind.

How To Make The Fish Handprint

Paint your child’s entire hand orange.

Gently press your child’s hand onto a canvas. Help them pull up in one swift motion to avoid smearing the paint.


Dip your child’s fingertips into white paint and add 2 eyes.

Allow the paint to dry completely and use a bowl or popcorn bucket to draw a circle around the fish with your pencil.


Draw a bottom to the fishbowl. Once you are satisfied with the fishbowl, use permanent marker to trace the pencil lines.


Use a pencil to draw water detail in the bowl, splashes of water and a face on the fish.


Trace the details with black permanent marker. Once the marker is dry, use an eraser to remove any pencil lines left behind.


Thin down teal paint with water. Paint the inside of the fishbowl.


Allow the paint to dry completely.

             Your art work is now complete. This is a fantastic preschool or homeschool activity and great for Dr Seuss Day or World Book Day. Why not give it a go?

There are plenty of other Dr Seuss characters you might like to make using your handprint. Check out our Thing 1 Thing 2 handprint post. It’s fabulous.

 Dr Seuss Books

The Cat in the HatThe Cat in the HatMr. Brown Can Moo, Can You : Dr. Seuss's Book of Wonderful Noises (Bright and Early Board Books)Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You : Dr. Seuss’s Book of Wonderful Noises (Bright and Early Board Books)The Foot Book: Dr. Seuss's Wacky Book of OppositesThe Foot Book: Dr. Seuss’s Wacky Book of OppositesOh, the Places You'll Go!Oh, the Places You’ll Go!The Lorax (Classic Seuss)The Lorax (Classic Seuss)

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17 Comments

  1. These are adorable. I have one kid that would love to do this, and another that would equally hate it. He can’t stand finger paint or paint on his hands, or the brush on his hands. I’d have to figure out a way around it. Maybe tracing his hand?

  2. Aw, this is such an adorable project! My kids would love they, they love to paint and they are super artsy. I have to try this with them. Yay, now I have plans for Saturday night. Thanks for shairng.

  3. Wow.. this is brilliant and how. I love how you transformed the book into art. What an amazing idea to keep the interest going. Should try it out with my kid.

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