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Cat In The Hat Craft (Free Template)

Cat in The Hat craft with template by Crafting Jeannie

Are you ready for some Cat In The Hat fun? Make the supplies for this easy Dr. Seuss craft craft for preschoolers. And find step-by-step instructions and Free Templates for Craft Printables on CraftingJeannie.com!

Get the Free Cat In The Hat Printable below and you will be able to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more!) with only about 10 minutes of cutting.

Watch the Cat In The Hat Craft video and see how easy it is to make the supplies and assemble this Dr. Seuss Kid craft:

Did you know that “The Cat In The Hat” was written in 1957? Read more facts at Wikipedia.com.

Here’s What You Need

Here’s your Cat In The Hat Craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):

Make this Cat In The Hat Craft Activity while reading Dr. Seuss’s most popular books:


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Step 1: Download and Print the Free Cat In The Hat Craft Template

Download the Free Cat In The Hat Printable. In the next step, learn how to quickly cut out as many shapes as you need.

cat in the hat craft template printable pages
The Dr. Seuss craft template pdf includes everything you need for this craft.

Step 2: Staple and Cut Out the Dr. Seuss Craft Shapes

cat in the hat template ready to cut
Staple each part of the template to multiple sheets of paper to quickly cut out lots of shapes.

Once you have the Cat In The Hat template printed out, staple it to construction paper and cut out multiple shapes at a time.

Note: If you want to make this craft with a group of kids, you can staple the template to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 6-10 sheets of construction paper.

So, did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting.

Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.

Step 3: How to Assemble

The kids will have so much fun making this cute Read Across America craft!

Cat in The Hat craft with template by Crafting Jeannie

I recommend having a Cat In The Hat that is already put together so the children can see what the final version will look like.

  1. Start by gluing the white face printout onto the black face template. Make sure to leave room at the bottom of the face for the bowtie.
  2. Assemble the hat. It works best to put the top and bottom red stripes on first and then put the middle red stripe on last.
  3. Next, glue the hat onto the top of the cat’s head.
  4. After you glue on the hat, pull out the cat’s ears.
  5. Finally, glue on the cat’s bowtie.
  6. Don’t forget to write your name on the back.
add glue to the back of the face template

Step 1: Start by gluing the white face printout onto the black face template.

gluing the face onto the cat in the hat

Make sure to leave room at the bottom of the face for the bowtie.

gluing the red rectangles onto the hat

Step 2: Assemble the hat. It works best to put the top and bottom red stripes on first and then put the middle red stripe on last.

gluing the hat onto the cat

Step 3: Next, glue the hat onto the top of the cat’s head.

pulling out the ear from behind the hat

Step 4: After you glue on the hat, pull out the cat’s ears.

gluing the bow onto the bottom of the cat

Step 5: Finally, glue on the cat’s bowtie. Don’t forget to write your name on the back.

Cat in The Hat craft with template by Crafting Jeannie

And you’re finished!

This is such a fun and simple Dr. Seuss craft for kids. This Cat In The Hat craft is perfect for preschool, nursery school, elementary school, to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday or just a fun craft at home idea.

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As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy! 

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    18 thoughts on “Cat In The Hat Craft (Free Template)”

    1. The crafts are great. Instructions are super and straight forward . Everyone who saw the finished product , liked it.

    2. Thank you so much for this free craft! 🤗 My Pre-K students LOVED it and were so excited to make their very own Cat in the Hat! I will definitely use this one again!

      1. Thanks so much for your feedback! I’m so glad your students loved it and that you’re already planning to do it again 🙂 Have a great day.

    3. These turned out amazing. I got so many compliments! I did it with my 3 year old class and my 4’s. Wish I could post a picture. We will do this again and again. Thanks for the template!!!

      1. Oh, I’m so glad it worked so well for you!! Thank you so much for the feedback, it’s wonderful to hear that it worked for your 3 and 4 year olds. Have a great day!

    4. This was a really fun project for the elementary art students! Thank you Crafting Jeannie for so many fun projects!!!

      1. I’m so glad it was fun for your students! Thank you so much for the feedback, it’s so great to hear. Have a great day 🙂

    5. Just stumbled onto Crafting Jeannie recently! The kids have been loving all the crafts we’ve been using through her site! It’s been awesome! Easy to follow, easy to prep, and execute! Our class loved this Cat in the Hat!!!

      1. Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback Kristen! I’m so glad you like the site and are enjoying the crafts! Have a great day 🙂

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