In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday next week, I thought I’d show you a cute little sign I made for a child’s room using a toy wooden wagon.

Atta Girl Says: Dr. Seuss Quote Toy Wagon Sign

The toy wagon was a Goodwill find. It was a Target Circo-brand toy, and I believe it once used to have wooden blocks in it. I bought it for just a few dollars.

Atta Girl Says: Toy Wooden Wagon

I taped off the red wheels with masking tape and painted in a couple of coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.

Atta Girl Says: Stenciled Dr. Seuss Wooden Wagon Quote Sign

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a stencil of two children playing out of vinyl. Then I painted the silhouette image in Paris Gray Chalk Paint.

Atta Girl Says: Dr. Seuss Wagon sign children playing stencil

Once the paint had dried, I removed the stencil and distressed the background image with a sanding block.

Atta Girl Says: Dr. Seuss Fun is Good Handpainted Vinyl Sign

For the next step, I picked out a quote from Dr. Seuss and cut it out in vinyl in a fun using my Silhouette Cameo. My quote, “…if you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good,” is from “One Fish Two Fish.”

Atta Girl Says: Dr. Seuss Quote Toy Wagon Vinyl Sign

Here’s the finished sign. So whimsical and fun and perfect for a child’s room.

I love making signs on unexpected surfaces, like this wagon. I’ve also made signs out of cutting boards (including a pig-shaped one) and old cabinet doors. I even painted an old Sinclair dinosaur advertising sign on a stool and a chair.  I have an old shelf and a twin footboard in my garage that are going to become signs, as well.

You can see a roundup of my handmade signs here.

If you’re looking for more kids’ craft inspiration, then take a look here.


  1. Kellie Moore says:

    Hey Amy,

    I don’t see where I can enter the jewelry drawing sista! LOL

  2. That is REALLY cute, Amy. I have loved Dr. Seuss for years. He just created so much magic, didn’t he? You did a wonderful job on that piece! GREAT idea!!! xo Diana
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  3. That is a cute, cute project…Love the way you can do so many wonderful things with the “cameo”….now that is a quote that my husband loves!!..Great job Amy!

  4. Presh, Presh indeed! And you did such a neat, clean job on it too! :)
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