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Easy Thing 1 and Thing 2 Craft with Template!

Use a printable template to make this cute Thing 1 and Thing 2 craft for Dr. Seuss’s birthday or as party favor bags for a Seuss themed party!

Are you a Dr. Seuss fan??!! I absolutely adore Dr. Seuss’s books, the optimistic messages in them, and the whimsical characters and colors.

In my last post, I gave you over 30 Dr. Seuss crafts to use on March 2nd AKA Dr. Seuss Day, or for a Seuss themed birthday party, bingo night, or baby shower.

In that post, you will find kids crafts and activities using materials such as a toilet paper roll, a popsicle stick, a paper plate, and a handprint craft making all different Dr. Seuss characters like the Lorax and Cat in the Hat.

But today, I have instructions on making a cute Dr. Seuss Thing 1 and Thing 2 craft. I have included a free printable template and SVG cut file to add to the top of a DIY paper bag but that doesn’t mean you needed to be limited to a treat bag.

Feel free to use the Thing 1 face, hair, and label on different activities such as puppets, decorations on a solo cup or paper roll, as a cupcake topper, as a bookmark, as a puppet craft… the list can go on and on! Think outside the box and create whatever you want.

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You could even pair our Dr. Seuss worksheets, Oh the Places You’ll Go activity, and One Fish Two Fish craft with this Thing 1 and Thing 2 art project.

Let’s get started! Feel free to print out the printable instructions below.

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Easy Thing 1 and Thing 2 Craft Bag!

Yield: 2 Thing 1 and Thing 2 Favor Bags
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1

An easy and cute Thing 1 and Thing 2 craft to make at home or with students. Once the treat bag is done, kids can add a few pieces of candy. Also perfect for Dr. Seuss party favors!


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  1. Gather the materials needed including construction paper or cardstock in red, white, and for dr seuss craft
  2. Download and print the free Thing 1 and Thing 2 PDF template (found at the bottom of the post). Cut around the edges of the patterns to use as templates.thing thing printable template
  3. To make both Thing 2 and Thing 2 craft bags you'll need to do two of each of the following steps.
  4. Trace the hair patterns on the blue paper, the head and label cutouts on white paper, and the arm patterns on the red paper with a pencil. tracing template thingtracing seuss templateThen cut the images out.cutting thing templatething thing craft supplies
  5. On the round circle cutouts, write Thing 1 and Thing 2 using a Sharpie. Also, draw the Thing face on each of the face cutouts.thing craft template
  6. Glue the Thing 1 face onto the blue hair cutout.making thing and face
  7. Now, let's make the red favor bag. If you have red paper bags, you can use those instead of making your own. Cut a piece of red paper that is 10 x 6.5 inches.
  8. Leave 1 cm along the red sheet's longer side, fold the rest of the long side in half. To close both sides of the paper bag, apply glue to the extra 1 cm part and attach it to the other open side.Thing One Steps
  9. Now fold the bottom of the folded paper up two inches.folding treat bag
  10. While keeping the paper folded, open the 2 inches to make treat bag cardstock
  11. Fold and flatten the two sides of the bottom side to form 2 favor bag
  12. Fold down the top flap and then fold up the bottom flap so they overlap. Glue them together to secure the bottom of the paper bag.making small treat bag
  13. Where the flaps were created you'll notice a diamond shape on each side. Using the top and bottom corners of the diamonds as a guide, fold both sides of the paper in to make creases.Thing One Steps
  14. Now open the last folds and open the bag.small handmade favor bag
  15. Fold in the middle crease of the sides to make the Thing 1 bag a rectangle. Glue on the Thing 1 and Thing 2 circle to the center of each bag.putting together thing craft
  16. Glue the papercraft Thing 1 head close to the top of the round label (the open end of the bag is the top side). Attach the arm cutouts to both sides of the paper bag by folding in about 1 cm and gluing that section to the bag.
  17. Now you can add any cute little trinket or treat inside the Thing 1 and Thing 2 crafts that you just made!seuss thing thing favor bags


Thing 1 Thing 2 printable template download button is at the bottom of the post.

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Thing 1 and Thing 2 Printable PDF

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!

Once you’ve clicked the download button below, print out this Thing 1 and Thing 2 free printable template on white paper.

If you own a Cricut cutting machine and want to cut out the Thing 1 and Thing 2 craft, click below to download a free SVG file to use. The large red rectangle is to make the paper bag with.

You can simply delete the rectangle if you want to put the Thing faces and hair on cups, larger bags for puppets, or on a different Seuss craft.


If you’d like to save this Thing One and Thing 2 crafts for later, simply hover over the image below and PIN It now!

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