Sunday, February 28

Seuss Extravaganza: One Fish Two Fish Onesie

My daughter has recently developed an affinity for Dr. Seuss.  Now that she knows all the Eric Carle books by heart and "reads" (i.e. quotes from memory) them to us, we are moving on to the next series.  We have spent a number of evenings reading "Green Eggs" (Green Eggs and Ham), "Belly Stars" (The Sneetches), "Turtle" (Yeurtle the Turtle), and "Hatching Egg" (Horton Hatches the Egg).  When I found out that Dr. Seuss's birthday is coming up on Tuesday (March 2nd), it seemed like fun to do some special activities to celebrate.

So let's start with the clothes.  After all, we need special costumes to celebrate.  That and I have just started playing with Freezer Paper Stenciling and wanted to try it out.  Thus was born the One Fish Two Fish onesie for my son.

In fairness, this isn't truly Seuss.  I took the opening line "One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish" as my inspiration, but the final product is slightly more sophisticated.  The one thing I would change would be to have the "two fish" line higher.  The gap between the two lines is a little much.

My daughter helped cut out the letter stencils with my paper punches. It was a great activity to work on letters and spelling words. I found the fish silhouettes on-line.

I had planned on making a sneetch shirt for my daughter.  It was going to say "Stars on Thars" (don't you love that phrase) and have a green star on the belly.  However, I couldn't quite get the design to materialize in my head the way I wanted.  I'm going to do some other non-Seuss shirt designs for her.  However, I did make her these whimsical, primary-colored barrettes.  I can't decide how I feel about them, but I'll try them out for now.

I'll be posting more Seuss-inspired projects over the next couple of days.  Until then, we'll be reading Green Eggs and Ham over and over.  It was my favorite as a child, and I love watching my daughter laugh as we read it now.

I do not like green eggs and ham.
I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.

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huntedtreasures said...

CJ: These is so cute, what a wonderful news to know your daughter is reading.I was wondering what happened to you, but figure you were very busy. I have two request if all possible. As I been following and you have helped me so much to create stuff, I was wondering if you would help me think of something to make of felt for my sons graduation. I was thinking of a small cap but would not know if it is possible. Something to make to give away to family and friends. We are not so many and thought it would be nice. Let me know what you think?



CJ {Pink Tea} said...

Maria... Wow. That is a great question. I'll have to see what I can think of. When is your son's graduation? May or June?

The Cottage Mama said...

Oh my gosh, this is SO adorable - great job!!


Kaysi said...

That is so cute! I love Dr. Seuss! Those button are so cute too.

CJ {Pink Tea} said...

Thanks Lindsay and Kaysi. There will be more Dr Seuss this week so come check it out.

huntedtreasures said...

CJ-Thank you so much for helping me, my son's graduation is June 8th, June 7th is his birthday, WOW! Hugh? What a birthday gift the day I am open to suggestions or ideas.

Thank you,

Kathryn said...

I love the One Fish, Two Fish onesie. What a clever idea!

Mommabear said...

Oh my heck! This is just precious! I love the colors and the applique...soooo freakin' cute!!

fawnda said...

These projects are really cute... on your horn you should toot! (channeling my inner Seuss!) : )

Great job!

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