Dr Seuss Craft – “There’s a Wocket in my Pocket”

Dr Seuss Day is this Saturday! My Little Chefs LOVE Dr Seuss books. We celebrate each year with fun crafts, treats, and read our favorite books. One of our favorite books is There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! And who doesn’t just love this book of ridiculous rhymes! Strange creatures with even stranger names, living on ordinary pieces of furniture and areas around a little boy’s home.

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 After reading this book, my Little Chefs decided they wanted to create their very own strange creature! They wanted to give them a strange name, and find a strange area in our home for them to “live” –  just like the rhymes in Dr Seuss.

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The Little Chefs rummaged the craft room for items to make their creatures. We set out all the items they had gathered on the table. We started out with a couple empty small boxes and containers for their bodies, and then the Little Chefs went to work. They were very creative…..Little Chef E’s creature had its own jetpack, Little Chef B’s had a dracula-type cape, and Little Chef K’s even had a few feathers!!! I love their CREATIVITY and IMAGINATION!

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Here are the silly Dr Seuss Wocket in my Pocket creatures my Little Chefs came up with (I know these are not the typical Dr Seuss-type creatures, they are more of a modernized version!). Little Chef B created a Wiano on the Piano. Little Chef E created a  Zoat hanging by his Coat. And Little Chef K created a Manket laying in her Blanket.

 This craft really got our creative juices flowing! My Little Chefs absolutely LOVE to read, so this is such a FUN  way to take a different spin with a Dr Seuss book. There are so many other Seusstastic ideas our there, our Cream Puffs or our Bacon-Wrapped Green Bean Bundles recipe would seem to fit right in with any Dr Seuss book! What fun of things do you create with your Little Chefs to celebrate Dr Seuss Day? Oh, the things you can make!!!

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How to make your own Wocket in My Pocket.


  • Empty box or container
  • Googly eyes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Glue gun
  • Fabric, felt, or any type of colored paper
  • Feathers, dry noodles, or any other craft supply you would like to add!


  1.  Create the body of your creature.
  2. Cut, glue and add all the items you would like to make your very unique creature.
  3. Name your creature a silly, strange name.
  4. Give your creature a place to “live”.


I am a mom to Five Little Chefs who love to cook and create anything with their hands. Watching over 10 additional hands keeps me busy but is so much fun! We laugh and cry everyday, but then want to do it again the next day. That is how we know we are enjoying life!

7 Replies to "Dr Seuss Craft - "There's a Wocket in my Pocket""

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    Tonii February 26, 2013 (6:25 am)

    These are so fun!! What a great idea and great memories you are making with those cute little chefs! 🙂

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    Eric Van Raepenbusch - Happy Birthday Author February 26, 2013 (11:16 am)

    I love the Wockets! They are so creative. I love that the Little Chefs were free to design them in any way they wanted!

    I would love if you would share this post on my COUNTDOWN TO DR. SEUSS’s BIRTHDAY linky:

    I hope you stop by. I pinned this too 🙂

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      Kimberly February 26, 2013 (5:05 pm)

      They had a great time creating! Thanks for the invite. I linked up!

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    Caroline February 27, 2013 (7:55 am)

    What a great way to allow for open-ended creative fun! Great for fine motor skills, too.

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    BetsyPool March 4, 2013 (6:35 pm)

    Such a fun idea!! I love it! Thanks for sharing this at Romance on a dime! Pinning this.