Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with our Crazy Hair Challenge!

March 2 marked Dr. Seuss' birthday,and we celebrated with two of the most beloved characters from Dr. Seuss’ popular children’s book, The Cat in the Hat - Thing One and Thing Two. The twins represent the craziness that lives in all of us. This tutorial will help you to explore your wild side by creating unique, three-dimensional hairstyles for Thing One and Thing Two. If you are looking for other ways to help your students get creative with Dr. Seuss characters, check out our blog on the subject. If you need more supplies, visit our 3D Pen assortment and our vast library of plastic filament that will help your students “think and wonder, wonder and think.” Don't forget to share your crazy hair projects in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday and tag us: @3Doodler #3Doodler #WhatWillYouCreate
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1 Gather your supplies!

Start by printing out the free character stencil of Thing One . . . or is it Thing Two? The stencil depicts the characters’ face, and provides a good foundation for where their hair will go when you’re ready to Doodle it into existence. Make sure you have your 3Doodler Start Pen and Eco-Plastic at the ready.

2 Doodle the head and face

Trace the stencil with your 3Doodler Start pen. As you can see, we used white plastic for the face, along with a black outline to best resemble Thing One and Thing Two as they are depicted in The Cat in the Hat. You can start with those colors, or you can choose your own -- the more creative the better.

Do your best to keep the characters’ head and face smooth, as we want the focus of the design to be on the contrasting hair!

3 Doodle some hair

While you are working from the stencil, remember to Doodle in some hair. This will serve as a nice foundation for the crazy hair you are about to create.

4 Peel your design off of the stencil

Carefully peel your character off of the stencil after it has hardened.

5 Use your imagination to draw crazy hair!

Use your 3Doodler Start Pen to see how crazy you can make your characters’ hairstyles. Can you make them tall? Wide? Three-dimensional? Sharp? Curvy? Colorful? You are limited only by your imagination. Show us your wild side!

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