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EASY Horton Hears a Who Craft (Free Template!)

Learn how to make an easy Horton Hears a Who craft from one of the beloved Dr. Seuss books. Instant download of a free template!

 Dr. Seuss’ birthday is coming up on March 2nd (along with National Read Across America Day), which is always a great time to make some Seuss crafts.

You might notice I’m a huge Dr. Seuss fan! I have given you quite a few Seuss template patterns and tutorials on making crafts of some of the cute Dr. Seuss characters and today we are making another classic, that big cute elephant, the Dr. Seuss Horton.

If you are a teacher, homeschool Mom, or just want something fun to do with your kids, this Horton craft is sure to be a hit!

With just a few craft supplies that you probably already have and a paper plate, you will have a favorite Dr. Seuss character made in no time.

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Easy Horton Hears a Who Craft Tutorial

Yield: 1 Horton elephant
Active Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $0

Cute and easy Horton Hears a Who Craft using a paper plate and cup.



  • Paint brush
  • Black marker or black Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Printer
  • Glue


  1. Gather your list of for horton craft
  2. Download the Horton template from below. Print it out on regular copy paper. Cut the template pieces out. Use the cutout pieces of the elephant ears and elephant trunk as a template. Place the template pieces on a paper plate and trace around each one. Cut out the traced patterns.horton paper plate cut out
  3. Mix some black paint and white paint together to make gray paint. Paint the paper cup all around the outside.paint cup for elephant This will be the Horton's head.
  4. Also, paint the cut templates with gray paint. Alternatively, you could use grey colored craft papers or cardstock if you have those.painting horton ears Let the paint dry.
  5. While the paint is drying, make the eyes from the white paper cut out. Color in the pupils in with a black marker.horton eyes for craft
  6. Once the paint is dry, add the ear and trunk template (paper strip) to the Horton head cup one at a time with craft glue or a hot glue gun.easy horton hears a who crafthorton hears a who craft
  7. Then glue on the eyes. Or you can switch it up and use googly eyes if you want!horton hears a who paper plate craft
  8. Crumble up a piece of paper to make a circle. Paint it red. This will be be the flower on his trunk. You could also use a pom pom or small round paper. Or even make a stem of the flower with a green pipe cleaner and add a pink pom-pom to it! Crafting is all about doing how you want!paint red nose
  9. Glue the crumpled paper on the trunk of the elephant and Horton is all done!paper plate horton seuss craft


Digital file of the template can be found at the bottom of the post.

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Isn’t the Horton Hears a Who craft so cute?? I think making paper crafts while reading the classic books is the perfect way to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday! Grab our free Seuss worksheets too!

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And for even more fun activities to celebrate the original stories of Dr. Seuss, check out the following posts:

Horton Hears a Who Craft Template

As with all my free printables, these are for personal use only! Please no selling or redistributing of PDF files or digital downloads. Thank you!

Simply click on the download button below and the Horton template will download as a PDF file is 8.5×11 paper size. Print on any printer!

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

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