Do you celebrate Seuss?  Well take one look at my family and guess if we do… thing 1 thing 2 dr seuss Oh 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 seuss Flash forward two years.  Blue fuzzy wigs still look adorable on them.  Maybe I should make this their permanent look? thing 1 thing 2 dr seuss To 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 seuss Starting at the top of the hat, simply put that glue gun to use. thing 1 thing 2 dr seuss thing 1 thing 2 dr seuss And you’re done. In 5 minutes or less. thing 1 thing 2 dr seuss thing 1 thing 2 dr seuss My 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 seuss thing 1 thing 2 dr seuss If 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 seuss Take 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:
    Shelley...you 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.

    Ashley
  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...http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link.html
  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: http://www.artsyfartsymama.com/2012/03/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff-24.html
  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:
    hiiiiiiiiiiiii
  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:
    Hi
    I love your costumes. I have been searching or the red and white stripe pants. Where did you find them?
    Thanks
    Kasey
    • 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! :)
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