Do you celebrate Seuss?  Well take one look at my family and guess if we do…thing 1 thing 2 dr seussOh boy. We actually aren’t crazies.  Wait, I take that back.  We are a little crazy but in our defense, that was a recent family Halloween attempt.  I say attempt because I “attempted” to sew a Grinch costume.  As a reminder,… I usually only sew square shapes.  Blankets, burp clothes, and bean bags.  I should have known better than to think I could sew a Grinch!!!  Oh it was a disaster, but my husband was a good sport. {If you care to read about that tearful attempt, read here.}

Anyways, Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 2nd.  This fun day is quickly becoming a popular reason to celebrate all things Seuss.

HowDoesShe’s Missy is a bit of a Seuss-fanatic.  She specifically requested a Seuss post out of me today.  Luckily I have had many requests from readers to share how I made my twins’ Thing One and Thing Two wigs from their very first Halloween.

{Say it all with me….. AWWWWWWWW}.

thing 1 thing 2 dr seussFlash forward two years.  Blue fuzzy wigs still look adorable on them.  Maybe I should make this their permanent look? thing 1 thing 2 dr seussTo make these ridiculously fuzzy wigs you just need an old hat, a glue gun, and a fuzzy blue feather boa.  You can find boas at most craft stores.  Look for the boas that have small tickly fuzz, not big feathers.thing 1 thing 2 dr seussStarting at the top of the hat, simply put that glue gun to use.thing 1 thing 2 dr seussthing 1 thing 2 dr seussAnd you’re done. In 5 minutes or less.thing 1 thing 2 dr seussthing 1 thing 2 dr seussMy husband adores reading to our children.  This week the theme is, obviously, Dr. Seuss.  We’ve officially named it ‘Hop on Pop‘ time.  Every day we are reading a different silly story. Today I had my husband talked into wearing “The Wig” during reading time.  Classic memories in the making…thing 1 thing 2 dr seussthing 1 thing 2 dr seussIf you don’t have many of Dr. Seuss’ books, I highly recommend you start making a collection.  These classic books will do nothing but make you happy.  thing 1 thing 2 dr seussTake the time to celebrate the world’s beloved Dr. Seuss. And if you start talking in ryhmes, don’t worry, it’s totally normal.

Missy shared a few fabulous Dr. Seuss ideas last year. Don’t forget to pack your children a surprise Dr. Seuss Lunch.

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  1. February 28th, 2012 at 11:08 pm
    Emma says:
    This has seriously answered my prayers!! I am making a Cat in the Hat Story Sack for my college course and I NEEDED to make a Thing One and Thing Two wig! Thank you so much!
    • February 28th, 2012 at 11:13 pm
      Shelley says:
      Well I'll be. I love hearing things like that. ;) I like feeling like I was "inspired". ;) --Make sure to put the hat on whoever you are making the wig for before you start gluing the boa on. They don't stretch once glued. If you don't have a head, make it big, just in case. :) --So glad I could be an answer to a prayer.
  2. February 29th, 2012 at 6:21 am
    Jamie says:
    What an adorable/creative costume idea. I have always thought a Dr. Seuss themed party would be fun!
  3. February 29th, 2012 at 7:39 am
    Missy says:
    YAY!!!! I love every second of this and every sweet picture - especially seeing the wigs on your "babies" two years later - so fun! I am happy people finally have their tutorial on the famous wigs! Thanks for pulling through on Seuss! Can't wait for the big day!
  4. February 29th, 2012 at 8:18 am
    Alison says: crack me up. These pictures make me smile. Your girls have gotten so big so fast! Thanks for this post. It is so fun!
  5. February 29th, 2012 at 8:33 am
    Jany@SuperCuteCookies says:
    OMG, you guys look so adorable!
  6. February 29th, 2012 at 10:31 am
    alysha says:
    Cutest family picture ever. And I LOVE the grinch sewing job. ;)
  7. February 29th, 2012 at 11:04 am
    Nesleirbag says:
    Shelley, you are so adorable and talented! Love the before and after of your twins! Your Dr. Seuss family wins the prize!
    I also LOVE the Seuss lunch idea! Wouldn't that be the best surprise ever for kids to open that up at school?!
  8. February 29th, 2012 at 11:42 am
    Taylor says:
    LOVE this! Stepsons 7th birthday is this weekend, and we are having a Dr. Seuss Birthday party (which works great because they are having Dr. Seuss week at school all week long!) Been trying to figure out what to do for party favors-I'm not a big fan of buying a ton of small trinkets that will just get lost 5 minutes later-, and I think the kids would LOVE to have wigs!
  9. February 29th, 2012 at 1:47 pm
    Lisa A. says:
    Love it! That is exactly what I did 12 years ago with my boys. I couldn't figure out how to do it and one day walking past the boa's in a craft store, the light bulb was lit. I love the look of yours. I could only find the big feathery ones back then. This makes me want to get them out and take a pic with them on today.
  10. February 29th, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    Penny says:
    I seriously laughed out loud when I saw the twins wearing their wigs 'now'! I can't believe how big they are getting. They are still absolutely adorable :)
  11. March 1st, 2012 at 1:49 am
    Lindsay says:
    Just an FYI, Seuss is spelled "eu" rather than "ue"
  12. March 1st, 2012 at 2:48 pm
    Ashley Johnston says:
    Ha!! That is so darn adorable! Your twinsies look just as cute in their hats today! Love.

  13. March 1st, 2012 at 2:49 pm
    Ashley Johnston says:
    Okay sorry for the double comment.....and now the triple. What's up with my commenting skills. Eek!
  14. March 5th, 2012 at 6:19 am
    Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons says:
    This is just adorable! Cutest Dr. Seuss post I have seen! Love this! We have our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party going on now and would love for you to stop by and share this...
  15. March 5th, 2012 at 7:29 am
    Betty Bake says:
    oh how cute! I think thats a fab idea :)
  16. March 5th, 2012 at 10:55 am
    Tina @ Babycakes Blog says:
    How cute! I love Thing 1 and Thing 2, and it's a perfect thing for twins. Love it. Thanks for sharing how to make the wig, it's so cute.
  17. March 5th, 2012 at 1:51 pm
    Jodi says:
    OK - I think I just found our next Halloween costume. I'm always on the hunt. This is the best. Thanks!
  18. March 6th, 2012 at 4:35 pm
    Lindsay says:
    Those wigs are pretty much amazing!! Thanks for the tutorial!

    I featured your wigs on my blog on Sunday, would love for you to come by & check it out:
  19. March 7th, 2012 at 5:02 pm
    Brittany says:
    Oh my goodness! Thing One and Thing Two are the cutest little things I've ever seen! Thanks for sharing! :)
  20. August 21st, 2012 at 5:25 am
    megan says:
    Hi Shelley, just out of interest how many feet of boa would you need? Just for a 1 year old.
  21. August 22nd, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    Jaime says:
    I don't have twins but my daughter is one and her cousin is 2 weeks younger!! Any hints on how you made the red and white jumper? Costume is adorable! Kuddos to you!! :)
  22. September 28th, 2012 at 3:55 am
    vidya says:
  23. October 2nd, 2012 at 1:36 pm
    Jennifer says:
    I have 20 month old twin girls & going to dress them up as Thing 1 & 2 after seeing your idea! Where did you find the red/white stripe pants? So cute!

    Thanks so much!
    • October 3rd, 2012 at 2:36 pm
      Shelley says:
      They were just adult striped socks from walmart that I cut the feet off of. :)
  24. October 24th, 2012 at 2:07 pm
    Amy says:
    I just made these Thing 1 Thing 2 wigs for my 2 year old twin boys to wear on Halloween! It was so easy and inexpensive. I'm so happy I stumbled upon your site. A million THANK YOUS for your great idea that saved me lots of money!
  25. May 8th, 2013 at 2:04 pm
    Bekie says:
    How much length did you need for one hat? The average boa is 6ft long. I am going to make these for a "purple party dance" at our local Relay For Life and need to know about how much to expect to use (I realize the adult ones will take more, but if I have a general idea of what was needed for the baby ones that would help a lot). Thanks so much, and by the way your kids are adorable!!
  26. September 21st, 2013 at 8:02 pm
    Kasey says:
    I love your costumes. I have been searching or the red and white stripe pants. Where did you find them?
    • September 21st, 2013 at 8:47 pm
      Shelley says:
      They were just leggings I made from old striped socks. :)
  27. October 19th, 2013 at 6:39 pm
    Kelsea says:
    Hey! These are so cute! I tried making the hat for my girls but after I
    Got the boa glued on I couldn't get the hat back on the kiddos! Any idea what I
    May have done wrong?
    Thanks! :)
  28. October 5th, 2014 at 9:00 pm
    Briana says:
    Shelley how did you make the leggings for the Dr. Suess costumes? Were they leggings or knee high socks? If they were just socks did they wear just the t-shirt with the socks? My little boys are going to be Thing 1 Thing 2 for Halloween this year and I loved how you did your costume and I would love to know exactly how you made yours!! Thanks for your help
  29. October 23rd, 2014 at 8:49 am
    Zoe Cain says:
    Whoa thank you so much! I've spent all morning online shopping for a wig. This saves me so much money!!
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