Watercolor & Oil Pastel Truffula Trees

I have always loved reading The Lorax (Classic Seuss). I think we have read this book every year since my girls were litte.

Now my girls read it to me and we still have a great time with our picture book and crafts.

Today I have a fun process art craft that kids can do. This is about using oil pastels and watercolors to make a fun Truffula tree picture.

Watercolor & Oil Pastel Truffula Trees - a fun and easy way to do a mixed media art project with kids for the book The Lorax  - 3Dinosaurs.com

As I said this is a favorite book for us. We have read it a lot. It is one book we have on our bookshelf in the family room so we can find it easy.

I love how it talks about how you don’t have to have a thing just because everyone else does. Plus the trees are so much fun.

What you need for this activity

Watercolor & Oil Pastel Truffula Trees - a fun and easy way to do a mixed media art project with kids for the book The Lorax  - 3Dinosaurs.com

How we made our Truffula Trees

First I always start with us drawing out our ideas. You don’t have to do this but it does make it easier. We drew where the tress would be and marked a line for the hill and the sky.

Watercolor & Oil Pastel Truffula Trees - a fun and easy way to do a mixed media art project with kids for the book The Lorax  - 3Dinosaurs.com

We then started on the trunks of our truffula trees. We started with the lighter brown/yellow oil pastel crayon first. We colored in the shape of our tree.

Watercolor & Oil Pastel Truffula Trees - a fun and easy way to do a mixed media art project with kids for the book The Lorax  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then we took the darker color brown to make the strips on the tree. You can finish all the first color and then do this or finish one tree at a time. We did one tree at a time but I left it up to my girls as to how they wanted to do it.

Watercolor & Oil Pastel Truffula Trees - a fun and easy way to do a mixed media art project with kids for the book The Lorax  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Next we started on the top of the truffula tree. We wanted bright colors so we use the Crayola Oil Pastels, Assorted Neon Colors. They have some fun colors to pick from. We made an x to start the coloring and then filled in the top of the tree around it.

Watercolor & Oil Pastel Truffula Trees - a fun and easy way to do a mixed media art project with kids for the book The Lorax  - 3Dinosaurs.com

The final step we did was the paint the hill and the sky. It is always fun to see the final step and how the picture turns out.

Watercolor & Oil Pastel Truffula Trees - a fun and easy way to do a mixed media art project with kids for the book The Lorax  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Here is a look at our final project

Watercolor & Oil Pastel Truffula Trees - a fun and easy way to do a mixed media art project with kids for the book The Lorax  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Watercolor & Oil Pastel Truffula Trees - a fun and easy way to do a mixed media art project with kids for the book The Lorax  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Watercolor & Oil Pastel Truffula Trees - a fun and easy way to do a mixed media art project with kids for the book The Lorax  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Watercolor & Oil Pastel Truffula Trees - a fun and easy way to do a mixed media art project with kids for the book The Lorax  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Check out these other Dr. Seuss Activities:

6 Fun Dr Seuss Activities - with gross motor, sensory bin, and crafts  - 3Dinosaurs.com

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About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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