March 2nd was Dr. Seuss’s birthday, and what better way to celebrate than with a bit of Truffula Tree making!

Truffula Trees
Truffula Trees

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.


Loop the Wool Around Your Fingers
Loop the Wool Around Your Fingers
  • 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.


Tie Your Wool Bundle
Truffula Tree Tie Your Wool Bundle
  • Step 3. Use a hot glue gun to secure your wool bundle to a straw.


Secure your Wool Bundle
Secure your Wool Bundle
  • Step 4. Snip all the loops of wool open.
Truffula Tree Cut the Loops Open
Cut the Loops 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. 🙂
Truffula Tree Separate Each Strand
Separate Each Strand of Wool


Finished Truffula Trees
Finished Truffula Trees

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