I LOVE Put Me in the Zoo and other children’s activities and crafts based on books – it really helps the characters come alive in a young child’s mind! This adorable paper plate craft for kids is perfect to pair with the book Put Me in the Zoo – the perfect addition to your Dr. Seuss Day type activities.
So grab a copy of the book, snuggle up with the kids to read it, and then get started on your creative paper plate craft!
Purchase the “Put Me In The Zoo” children’s book here!
Put Me in the Zoo Paper Plate Craft Supplies:
- 2 paper plates
- paint brush
- yellow paint
- black paint
- 2 googly eyes
- 1 pack of multi-colored pom pom balls
Put Me in the Zoo Paper Plate Craft Directions:
Start by painting one of your paper plates all yellow. You can use markers if you’re working in a large group and need a low-mess craft activity.
Next, cut out two ears from your other paper plate and glue (or tape) them onto the back of your yellow plate. The ears don’t have to be perfect! Any kind of oval ear-shape will work!
Next you’ll want to glue on your googly eyes! This is the fun part! If you’re working in a large group and don’t have time for glue to dry you may want to consider adhesive googly eyes!
Once you’ve got your yellow face and eyes and ears in place, then you’ll need to create the mouth and nose portions of the face! You can use paint, Sharpie markers, or just regular markers. You can even use felt scraps if you want!
Use a black circle shape just underneath the eyes, draw a straight line down and branch it to the right and the left like you see below to create the mouth.
The last step is to take your glue bottle and dab little spots all over your “face” on your paper plate and place pom pom balls on the glue!
I personally prefer the tiny pom pom balls for this activity but you can use whatever you have on hand – including bits of craft felt or foam! There’s no need to get fancy!
That’s it! Although this isn’t a Dr. Seuss book, “Put Me In The Zoo” is a children’s book that themes well with other Dr. Seuss activities for kids! You can find all of our other Dr. Seuss themed activities for kids here including crafts, snacks, printables and more!