I thought for sure she would pick The Cat in the Hat or maybe a Truffula tree.
Thought wrong once again. Just add it to the list.
She picked The Lorax.
Now, I honestly never remember reading The Lorax when I was a kid, and only knew about it from the movie, which I have only seen bits and pieces.
Maybe it was due to orange being her new favorite color. (Ugh.) Maybe she heard another child say they wanted to be The Lorax. I don't know.
I first suggested we figure out a way to make her an orange wig.
She immediately used her un-elected but often over-used First (and only) Kid veto power and said "No way, Mommy. I'm not wearing a wig."
You're 7. Chill out.
No. No wigs.
I immediately looked at The Husband and said "Hey, you got any ideas?"
I recently turned him onto Pinterest. Yes, I brought another one over to the dark side. Well done, me!
He said "Why don't you look on that pinning place?"
"Pinning Place". What an amateur.
So of course, out came the phone and Pinterest got fired up.
We all searched and scrolled. Then this lovely, super cute pin came onto the screen and Bean said "I like that!".
When you click on it, you just get a picture, no instructions. Since I do not have permission to post another person's child on my blog, I will just direct you to the pin itself.
But basically, it's The Lorax's features cut out of felt and attached to a t-shirt. Easy enough.
I found this pumpkin carving template of The Lorax and used it as the pattern for my felt.
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I cut out the eyebrows and mustache.
Then I broke out my Christmas present! LOOK! AIN'T SHE PURDY!!!!
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I love her. Like LOVE. REAL LOVE.
Jiggly eyes and a fuzzy ball nose.
Big schnoz or little schnoz????
We went BIG.
Hot glued everything on. You will need to put a piece of cardboard in the middle of the t-shirt or you might hot glue the front and back of the shirt together.
Not that that happened or anything. (It totally happened.)
And of course, when you are wearing that much orange and you AREN'T a Tennessee fan, you really should live on the edge and spice it all up with a matching hairbow, right??
So there you have it. A Lorax t-shirt and coordinating hairbow.
Seuss has never been so stylish!