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10 DIY Crafts Inspired by Children’s Books

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Today I am celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a fun roundup of some of my favorite DIY book-themed crafts from my blog!

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Today is Dr. Seuss’s birthday! Also known as National Read Across America Day. I thought it would be a great day to do a DIY book-themed roundup! I’ve gathered up some of my favorite projects I’ve created that have all been inspired by a children’s book. From the Hungry Caterpillar to Winnie the Pooh, these crafts are fun for anyone who enjoys books. Below you’ll find links to 10 of my favorite crafts inspired by children’s books! I’ve included affiliate links to the books that inspired each project – they are some of our favorite books to read over and over again :)

1. Thing 1 and Thing 2 Flower Pots

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss Thing 1 and Thing 2 Flower Pots

2. Hungry Caterpillar Marker Holder

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

DIY Hungry Caterpillar Marker Holder

3. Honey Pot Slider Card

The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne 

DIY Honey Pot Slider Card

4. DIY Light-Up Robot Costume

Robots, Robots Everywhere! by Sue Fliess

DIY Light Up Robot Costume

5. Printable Harry Potter Pillow Boxes

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling

(Interested in more Harry Potter-themed crafts? Check out my section of Harry Potter Crafts for lots more ideas!)

DIY Harry Potter Pillow Boxes

6. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Magnet Board

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Magnet Board

7. Dr. Seuss Fabric Artwork

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss 

Dr. Seuss Artwork

8. DIY Storybook Guess Who Party Game

Hug Machine by Scott Campbell

DIY Storybook Guess Who Game

9. DIY Storybook Party Backdrop

Winnie the Pooh’s Giant Lift the-Flap Book by A. A. Milne 

DIY Storybook Party Backdrop

10. DIY Children’s Apron

Start to Cook by Usborne Books

DIY Cooking Apron

I hope you enjoyed this fun roundup of book-themed crafts! Below you’ll find one more DIY project – a solar system space pillow perfect for a cozy book nook! I used the Big Book of Stars and Planets to help create the applique pattern for this pillow. You’ll find the free applique pattern through the link below.

DIY Solar System Space Pillow

The Usborne Big Book of Stars and Planets by Emily Bone

DIY Solar System Space Pillow

 

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