March 2nd was Dr. Seuss’s birthday, and what better way to celebrate than with a bit of Truffula Tree making!
They’re easy to make if you want to play along at home. Even the students in Year One had a go (with a little help from the Library Monitors!)
- Step 1. Wrap the wool around your fingers. You can change colours or use multi-coloured wool like I have. The more you wrap, the thicker your tree will look … but there’s a catch, the more wool you use, the longer your tree will take to complete.
- Step 2. Slide the wool off your fingers and tie it in the middle. Make sure you use a firm grip and loop the wool around several times.
- Step 3. Use a hot glue gun to secure your wool bundle to a straw.
- Step 4. Snip all the loops of wool open.
- Step 5. You need to separate or split each and every piece of wool. This is the most time consuming part of your tree, but the results will be worth it. 🙂