Show the Once-ler that you understand that you are the someone who cares a whole awful lot and unless you do not try to make a difference, nothing will get better, it will not...by creating this wonderful potted Lorax & Truffula Tree desk top size!

This is a fantastic craft to go along with many Earth Day lessons!  The Lorax is one of if not my favorite children's story.  Many years ago I read it as a prose piece for forensic (competitive acting and speaking competitions).  To this day when I read the book with gusto I get a little choked up at the end.  Oh Dr. Suess, how I adore this book!

Lesson Ideas:

Great for a guided reading or MTSS activity after reading The Lorax and discussing it's meaning

Fantastic art project to use to talk about book illustrations and the work of Dr. Suess

Wonderful for discussing earth day and how we can help our environment

Great project to discuss about being good citizens

I actually think The Lorax by Dr. Suess could be used as a week long project leading up to Earth day.  There are so many activities you can do along with the book.  I once had my class make recycled paper with marigold seeds in the paper.  Once the paper dried they wrote down one thing they could do to make a difference in the world.  We then went out and planted the paper.  The other sheet (they made two) they gave to someone they cared about telling them what they learned about the environment.  The kids loved it!  I think this lesson along with others can be used to teach about our environment and why it's important for us to be good world citizens and do our part.

Step 1: Materials Needed

Materials Needed:

Sculpey® III

White :S302 001

Black: S302 042

Emerald :S302 323

Chocolate: S302 053

Hot Pink: S302 503

Just Orange: S302 1634

Small garden pot (3")

Tin foil

Sculpey® Tools (Mine came with the Sculpey® Crafty Clay Variety Pack I bought)

Paper Clip


Optional Materials:

Tooth pick
Needle Tool
Sculpey® Clay Conditioning Machine
Sculpey® Acrylic Roller
Sculpey® Clay Softener
Awesome! I'm seriously debating a Truffula Tree tattoo.
Well Truffula Trees are pretty iconic, much better than say a Tella tubby tattoo :) I have always adored the Lorax, so I say Goooo Truffula Trees!!

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