Dr. Seuss’ birthday is on Saturday March 2 and since my boys are loving the Lorax right now I thought it was the perfect time to celebrate. We made Truffula tree pencils today and they turned out so cute that I thought I would share. It also takes less than 20 minutes, and most of that time is waiting for paint to dry.
To make truffula trees, you will need:
- white acrylic paint
- black acrylic paint
- glue gun
- feather boa or feather trim
Find feather boas HERE or find them in the craft/sewing section at the store. We couldn’t help ourselves and we bought three different colors. They were too pretty.
Step 1. Paint your pencil white. Ours didn’t look perfect, but it’s supposed to be a tree, so drips and bumps are okay. Our pencil took 3 coats to get completely covered.
Step 2. Find the end of your feather boa and add a dot of glue and start rolling. Add a dot of glue every few inches as you roll.
Step 3. Then add black rings around the trunk of the tree. I just dabbed my paint on.
Step 4. Glue the Tuffula tuft to the pencil.
Step 5. This is completely optional, but in the Lorax it explains that Truffula tufts smell like butterfly milk, so my boys insisted that we spray it with body spray. It was vanilla, that’s the closest thing to butterfly’s milk we had.
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Hello! I am Camille, a wife, mother of four, Disney obsessed, certified teacher, and reality optimist. Motherhood comes with its ups and downs, and I hope while you’re here you’ll find something that makes your #momlife easier!