There are so many things you can love about Dr. Seuss. Too many for me to put into one post, so today I'll give you just one. The Lorax. What an amazing story he was telling through this cute little creature.
I decided to make a sensory bin out of this lovely story. Green rice grass, pipe cleaner Truffula trees, Styrofoam marshmallows, cuddly bears and of course, the protector of the trees, the Lorax!
I was inspired by these cuties to help come up with my characters. I found fun striped pipe cleaners and colorful pompoms to make the trees. I used blocks of plastic foam to stick the trees in. And, of course, the bears need those marshmallows!
How I made these cuties:
First I painted the champagne corks the respected colors of the characters. This took a few coats. After all was dried, I painted on the eyes and used a sharpie for the nose and mouth. I used felt and yarn to add the additional details. Easy, right?
I've got some other champagne cork characters coming soon....