One Fish Two Fish Costume |

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s birthday.  At my daughter’s kindergarten, they spent the whole week celebrating Dr. Seuss, from reading his books to giving each day of the week a dress up theme.  There was wacky hair day, inside out day and even a day for dressing up as your favorite Dr. Seuss character.  

My daughter really wanted to dress up as Cat in the Hat, but unfortunately for her, she has a mom who is a bit craft-challenged.  I don’t sew and I don’t craft well.  All of my creativity channels into cooking and photography, and not much else.   

I finally settled on a one fish two fish costume, because it seemed like a simple enough concept that even the least skilled crafter (read: me) could manage to create it.   

One Fish Two Fish Costume Supplies |

Project: One Fish Two Fish Costume

Time: 5 minutes

Cost: Less than $20

Skill Level: Novice


  • Yellow outfit (picked mine up at the dollar store for $9)
  • One Fish Two Fish book 
  • Red and blue construction paper 
  • Googly eyes 
  • Glue 
  • Safety Pins

Let’s do it

Cut out 4 – 6 fish from the red and blue construction paper.  These are really easy to cut free form, but you can get more creative with the shape of the fish, if you choose.  Put a small drop of glue onto the googly eye, and attach it to each fish.  Use the safety pins to attach the fish to the yellow outfit, taking care not to bend the fish in the process.  

One Fish Two Fish Costume for a Child |

That’s it! Suuuper easy, inexpensive and quick One Fish Two Fish costume.  I sent my daughter to school with the book as well, but considering it was a Dr. Seuss character day, I think people would have understood what she was dressed as, without the book.  

She had a lot of fun, and everyone loved her One Fish Two Fish costume!  

What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book?

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3 Responses to One Fish Two Fish Costume DIY Dr Seuss Costume

  1. Julie S. says:

    Ok this is pretty brilliant 🙂 I love the novice level stuff, because yea. I don’t own a sewing machine, so most things are way over my head. This is nice and simple. I’ll have to keep it in mind as my little gets older and we can do this in future years 🙂

  2. Susan says:

    So very cute and Dr. Seuss-y. I still love Dr. Seuss just as much today as I did when I was 5 years old. I’ve got you covered for next year with my Easy Dr. Seuss Costume – The Sneetches. 🙂

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