Hi everyone, Beth here on the Tombow blog today. We are celebrating National Read Across America Week by creating projects inspired by Dr. Seuss! I have always loved the rhythmic cadence mixed with the whimsical subject matter of Dr. Seuss’ books, so I have created Cat in the Hat Pencils and Holder inspired by my favorite book and my favorite characters – Thing 1 and Thing 2!
Cover eraser end of pencils with painters tape. In a well ventilated area, base coat pencils with Primer Spray Paint, let dry. Top coat with red paint. Apply Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive to scrap of chipboard. Place pencils, standing up, in adhesive to dry.
Remove painters tape. Apply Tombow MONO Multi XL Liquid Glue to ferrule/eraser end of pencil, tightly wrap a 4″ section of blue feather boa and secure with rubber band until dry.
Carefully remove the rubber bands. Apply 2 small dots of Tombow MONO Multi XL Liquid Glue to center of feather head and then place wiggle eyes in the glue. Set aside to dry.
Here is a close up of the Thing 1 and Thing 2 pencils!
Cut a 12″ by 7″ piece of white cardstock to cover the oatmeal container. Using the Tombow MONO Drawing Pencil 3H, draw four pencil lines at 1 3/8″ intervals, creating five sections. Color in the top, middle and bottom sections with Tombow Dual Brush Pen #835. Outline, in a scribbly fashion, with Tombow MONO Permanent Marker to resemble the illustration style in the the Cat in the Hat book. Draw an 8″ circle on white cardstock, cut out and outline in the same scribbly fashion, to use as the hat brim.
Flip striped cardstock over and apply Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive, remembering to roll to apply then swipe at an angle to end the adhesive. Attach cardstock to oatmeal container. Burnish ends with a bone folder.
Apply Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue to bottom edge of oatmeal container. Attached hat brim circle to oatmeal container, set aside to dry.
Measure and cut strips of white cardstock 1″ wide by 8″ and fishtail both ends. Outline with scribbly lines using Tombow MONO Permanent Marker. Using Tombow Dual Brush Pens #835 and #493 fine tip write the first half of the quote “Why fit in when you were born to” on one side in blue and using the brush tip, write the other half of the quote “stand out?” in red. Apply Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive, then wrap around pencil. Burnish with a bone folder.
Here is a close up of the completed pencils.
And here is the close of the Thing 1 and Thin 2 pencils along with the Cat in the Hat pencil holder.
I hope that you have enjoyed my Dr. Seuss inspired Cat in the Hat pencils and holder. Stop back by each day as we celebrate Read Across America Week here on the Tombow blog. If you enjoyed this project, check out my Upcycled Book Page Classroom Sign or this Pencil Topped Teacher Box.
Thanks for stopping by! -Beth