Are you ready to Get Creative with The Lorax? When we were asked to come up with a DIY project in support of Universal Pictures’ DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX we had no shortage of ideas. This story is filled with fun characters, beautiful imagery and a powerful environmental message. At the end of the story the Lorax leaves you with a single word carved in stone. UNLESS. Since it’s time to get green in the garden, at least in Texas & California, we are here to show you how to make an UNLESS garden stone. Of course you don’t have to do UNLESS but Lorax fans will love the inside reference. Doesn’t every garden need a little Seuss? And if a little Seuss isn’t enough for you, be sure to catch The Lorax in theaters on March 2.
It’s time to make an UNLESS Garden Stone. Are you ready?
I measured out 2.5lb on my handy food scale. Glad it’s finally getting some use.
Prepare your mold. If you are using something inflexible like these mini loaf pans, coat them with oil or Pam. If you are using a flexible plastic mold or milk carton or such, you shouldn’t need to do so.
If you want your stone to look like ours, pick up these Stepping Stone Stamps. They are about $7 at Micheal’s and online.
At about 30 minutes, scratch the surface with a toothpick, if it makes a “dry” mark, you are ready. If not, wait about 10-15 more minutes. I did one stone at 30 minutes and one at 40 minutes and the 40 minute stone held its letter shapes better.
But now you have all that cement, why not make more?
Are you excited about cement? How about The Lorax? If you want more Lorax, follow The Lorax on Facebook.
Still need more? Watch the movie trailer. Adorable!
Still craving even more Lorax? Visit the rest of the stops on the Get Creative with The Lorax tour:
Today’s Creative Blog Temporary Tattoos
Katydid and Kid Puppet & Puppet Theater using recycled materials
zakka life Truffula Tree Pencils
Smashed Peas & Carrots The Lorax Game [using all the body parts from The Lorax]
WhiMSy love Pom-Pom Pillow with Lorax Mustache
Little Birdie Secrets Garden Planter
Art Projects For Kids Yarn Pom Pom’s on Twigs (Truffula Trees)
Dabbled Stenciled T-Shirt
TonyaStaab.com Lorax-themed Party Table (tomorrow)
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