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Children’s Cat in the Hat hat craft project

Children’s Cat in the Hat hat

Children can make this simple Cat in the Hat hat that you can wear while reading the Cat in the Hat to your children — or they can wear, too — or wearing it to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday, which comes about every March 2. It’s so much fun to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with fun and silly crafts. You can make and wear this hat at school or around the house for a fun and festive celebration!

How to Make a Paper Children’s Cat in the Hat hat craft project

  • Age Directive: 5 years and over
  • Time required: 30 minutes (does not include drying time)

Required materials

  • Construction paper (red and white)
  • Billboard
  • White glue
  • Cellophane Tape or Stapler


  1. Cut a red piece of construction paper into strips that are approximately 2″ x 8 1/2″. Cut a 2-inch strip from the poster panel that is long enough to fit around your head. Also cut a hat shape from the billboard.
  2. Glue the red stripes to the hat shape. Try to keep them even. Let the glue dry.
  3. Staple or stick the center of the hat on the center of the poster strip. Once the hat is attached to the strap, stitch or glue the ends of the strip together to fit it around your forehead.

Have fun with your Dr. Seuss cat stories in your children’s Cat in the Hat hat!

Here are three more ideas to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday

  • Read one of Dr. Seuss’ books and get it out after you read it. See what children can remember from the book when they choose one of the stupid characters to portray.
  • Write silly poems in the style of Dr. Seuss. He uses such funny and stupid words, so encourage kids to invent different words that make fun and new characters.
  • Watch a film by Dr. Seuss. Many of the books have been turned into movies, simple animated series and a great film by Cat in the Hat. The new Lorax film is so fun to watch after reading the book, especially around Earth Day, to celebrate our Earth!

Author: Genevieve Dumas is a food, fashion and beauty stylist from New York, who has worked for a range of major magazines.

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