On this page, you will find 20 Cat In The Hat coloring pages that are all free to download and print! Of all the Dr. Seuss characters, Cat In The Hat is one of the most iconic and recognizable that has been entertaining kids for decades with its whacky escapades.
For this series of illustrations, I created many fun and zany pages that I think really captures the mischievous nature of The Cat In The Hat. Also below, you will find other printables with Halloween and Christmas themes, plus other popular characters from the books.
To use any of these free printables, you can click on any of the below images or links to open the high-resolution PDF on a new page. From there, you can freely download or print to your heart’s content!
All these PDF coloring pages are on standard US letter size, but they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes! Enjoy!
10 Craft Ideas To Do With Cat In The Hat Coloring Pages
Here are 10 inexpensive, fun, and creative craft ideas you can do with your completed coloring page!
10. Play Masks
For this craft, you’ll find a Cat In The Hat illustration where the Cat’s hat and face are prominent – the more head-on the illustration, the better!
You’re going to get your kids to color in the hat, the bowtie, and the outline of the Cat’s face (if it isn’t already shaded in black).
Then you’re going to have your kids cut out the Cat’s head and hat.
Now, depending on your kids’ ages, you might have to help with the next part – but you’re going to cut out the Cat’s face.
Next, you’re going to take a craft stick (larger than a popsicle stick) and paste it to the back of the mask.
Just a tip: You might have to enlarge the image to get an illustration big enough to fit your kids’ faces!
9. Cake Toppers
To make a Cat In The Hat cake (or cupcake toppers), you’ll need access to a laminator; luckily, they sell portable ones on Amazon!
You’re going to print off the illustrations with the figures you want, color them in, and cut them out.
Then you’ll laminate them (and cut them out of the lamination if needed).
They should be stiff enough to stick on the top of the cake or cupcakes and stand up all on their own.
8. Thing 1 And Thing 2 Jar Table Décor
To make this craft, you’ll need two mason jars per child, plus bright blue tissue paper – the same color (or as close as you can get) as Thing 1 and Thing 2’s hair.
You’re going to print off an illustration where Thing 1 and Thing 2’s faces are prominent; you might have to enlarge the image so that their faces fit the mason jars.
Have your kids color in their faces and cut them out, then glue or Mod-Podge them to the mason jars.
Finally, take the tissue paper and, grabbing it in the middle of the sheets, bunch it up (like you would if you were stuffing a gift bag).
The ends and edges of the tissue paper should be sticking up. Stuff it into the mason jars to serve as Thing 1 and Thing 2’s hair!
To make keychains out of my Cat In the Hat coloring pages, you will need shrink sheets, which you can find in craft stores or online.
You’re going to print out the illustrations with the figures you want to turn into keychains onto the shrink sheets and have your kids color them in with markers.
Cut them out along their outlines and punch a hole where you want the keychain accessory to go.
Then bake according to the directions of your specific shrink sheets, and once they’re cooled completely, attach the keychain hardware.
To make a Cat In The Hat bookmark, you’re going to follow these instructions for folding an origami bookmark.
Then you’re going to print off, color in, and cut out any face from the illustrations that you and your kids want.
You’ll then take glue and glue the face to the back (the side that faces away when you use the bookmark) of it.
5. Popsicle Sticks Pictures
This is a cute craft where, depending on how many kids you are entertaining (like, say, you’re a teacher leading an entire classroom), you will need a lot of popsicle sticks!
Have kids color in eight to 10 popsicle sticks, alternating red and white, and then glue them together side by side; this mimics the Cat’s hat!
Then you’re going to have them color in the figure from one of my illustrations and cut it out.
They’ll then paste the figure onto the front of the popsicle sticks.
4. Gift Bag Decorations
There are a lot of options for gift bag decorations when it comes to Cat In the Hat.
For example, you could paste Thing 1 or Thing 2 (or both, on either side!) to the bag near the top, then top off the bag with blue tissue paper to represent its hair.
Or you could alternately use the Cat’s face, then use white and red tissue paper in the bag to represent his hat.
3. Hat Headbands
To make this cute craft, you’ll need construction paper – black, red, or white.
You’re going to use one of my illustrations where the Cat’s hat is fully visible (you might have to enlarge the image a bit).
Then you’ll take the construction paper and cut it into one-and-a-half-inch strips. This will form the headband.
If the strips aren’t long enough, you can just tape several strips together and cut them to adjust. Secure each end to each other to form a loop.
Then tape or staple the hat onto the loop.
2. Pencil Toppers
To make Cat In the Hat pencil toppers, you’re going to print off and color in a figure from my illustrations, be it the Cat, perhaps just the hat, or even Thing 1 and Thing 2.
Then you’re going to cut out the figure and punch two holes at the top and the bottom.
This should be big enough for a pencil to slide through!
1. Party Décor
There are so many things you can do with my Cat In The Hat illustrations if you’re throwing a party, and you could use them as decorations.
You could color in and cut out different figures and string them together to make bunting or use the entire illustrations as place settings.
The limit really is your imagination!