In preparation for Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, the kindergarten students made these truffula trees to decorate their classroom. We began by reading The Lorax and discussed the important role the trees played in the story. To make the tops, each student got a ball of yarn with the end taped to a 1 in. piece of cardboard. We wrapped and wrapped until we had a nice big lump of yarn built up. Then, we took pipe cleaners and shoved them in between the cardboard and the yarn. Bending in the middle, we twisted the pipe cleaner as tight as we could to create the stem (this also holds the yarn in place). Once secure, we cut the other side of the yarn away from the cardboard and fluffed it up like a pompom. To stand them up, we “planted” them in small glass jars surrounded with crumpled green paper.