Dr. Seuss’s birthday is on March 2nd. It’s celebrated as Read Across America Day, with schools and libraries participating in different reading activities, designed to show kids that reading is fun.
Since I’m a huge bookworm, I love the idea behind this day.
Every year for the past 4 years, one of the ways that my boys’ school has celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday was to have the kids come to school dressed as their favorite Dr. Seuss character.
While I’m a reader, I’m not the most crafty of moms and I tend to get a little irritated at homework that’s more mom-homework than kid-homework. But I found something super easy to do- if you end up with a similar homework assignment, this Dr. Seuss tee can be made inexpensively and be finished in minutes the night before your child needs it for school.
All you need is a yellow tee and some fabric paint. Michaels has their tees for 2 for $6(cheaper if you have a coupon) and fabric paint can be found there for about $2.
The Sneetches is one of my all-time favorite Dr. Seuss stories. Those silly Sneetches, caring about whether or not they have stars upon thars. Though for some reason, I was convinced their stars were blue- if you look in the book, they’re green, but I think this still conveyed the same message.
I have to admit I was a little tempted to send my boys to school in plain yellow tees and have them be star-less Sneetches, but it was more obvious what they were with the stars.
Draw or trace a star onto the belly area of the tee and then fill in the star with fabric paint to make your Star-bellied Sneetch. The paint needs a few hours to dry, so I’d suggest doing it the night before(or even earlier if you aren’t the procrastinator that I am). And there you go: an easy-peasy Dr. Seuss character tee.