Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Make a Fun Project with The Lorax!!

The Lorax has always been one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books, it has such a good message of environmental responsibility and its one that kids and adults alike need to be reminded of! So I got really excited when I found out they were making a movie, and even MORE excited when we got in The Lorax Organic Fabric Collection from Robert Kaufman!!! These prints are SEW cute!!!

The Lorax Organic Bright   The Lorax Organic Bright  The Lorax Organic Sunburst
The Lorax Organic Earth  The Lorax Organic Brown  The Lorax Organic Earth

The movie hits theaters this Friday, giving you plenty of time to stop by the Cabbage Rose and pick up some of The Lorax Organic prints to create a quick patchwork quilt to cuddle with (movie theaters can be cold!), or create everyone in your family some Lorax pajama bottoms to go see it in! You can even cut out some of the pieces from the panels and use fusible web to iron them onto tshirts, book bags or use them to create the Speak for the Trees FREE Quilt Pattern from Robert Kaufman! Use the Earth Panel for a more subtle look, and use the Bright Panel for the original Dr. Seuss colors!!

If your little one has a birthday in the next few weeks, make it a Lorax Birthday and use these awesome prints to decorate for the party, make cute favors and celebrate by going to see the movie!! Kids will be full of inspiration with all the color and fun patterns! And if you have been wanting to get the kiddos into the whole world of sewing, this is the collection to get them interested! When they can see how colors and patterns translate from a movie or book to the fabric, they are literally seeing how the creative process works for lots of designers out there! You can also use their interest to get them sewing themselves, pick out 3 coordinating prints for a pillowcase kit and let that be their very first project! All it takes is a few straight lines and they will have a fun and funky pillowcase, as well as the confidence to maybe try something new! Giving your kids the gift of creativity is one of the greatest things you can do for them, so why not use The Lorax to spark it!

Teachers, don't forget about Earth Day!! It's April 22 this year and what better what to talk about caring for the Earth than with the help of The Lorax! Grab some of these great prints for your kids to create some responsibility reminders! Be sure to check out The Lorax Project website for great ideas, activities, games and more cool stuff!

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not"

-The Lorax

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