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Little Red Riding Hood Puppet Craft (Free Template)

The tale of Little Red Riding Hood is a timeless story of a brave girl and her journey through the woods to visit her grandmother. A fantastic way to make the story even more engaging is to create a puppet for kids to retell the story in their own words and with their own creativity.

Creating this Little Red Riding Hood puppet craft is a simple and fun project for kids. This activity brings a beloved character to life and is an excellent activity for a rainy afternoon or a fun addition to a storytime session.

Once the kids have made their new puppet, check out some other stories and characters that can be brought to life with our collection of kids’ book crafts.

Little Red Riding Craft

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Creating the puppet encourages children to practice their fine motor skills and scissor skills as they cut and glue the pieces together. Going step by step also helps kids to practice following directions, and their finished product makes playtime fun using their imaginations.

All you need is a paper bag, a few basic supplies, and our free template. We’ll guide you through each step right down to creating Little Red’s iconic hood.

Supplies

Directions

Start by downloading the Little Red Riding Hood template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity. Get those scissors ready, and let’s help the kids bring this puppet to life!

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First, encourage your child to glue the face to the center of the hood.

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Next, guide your child to glue the eyes next to the eyelashes.

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Now, attach the hair to the top portion of the face and glue it in place.

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Take the ribbon and glue it to the bottom of the hood.

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Place the head on the flap portion of the paper bag and glue it in place.

Hand gluing head of Little Red Riding Hood Puppet Craft

Next, take the dress and glue it to the main portion of the paper bag.

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Help your child to glue the apron to the center of the body.

Hand gluing apron of Little Red Riding Hood Puppet Craft

Take the cape and place it on top of the apron and glue it in place.

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Finally, glue the arms to the sides of the cape.

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Hand gluing arm of Little Red Riding Hood Puppet Craft

We bet your kids will love creating this fun Little Red Riding Hood puppet. Be sure to check out our other paper bag puppets to make more memories together!

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Activities For Kids

Kids’ Book Ideas

Books open up a world of imagination, and when you pair them with fun DIY’s and activities, the stories can come alive! These activities will spark their creativity and reinforce themes and lessons from the stories to make reading more interactive and enjoyable.

Read on below for some fantastic ideas to keep your little reader entertained and learning. You’re sure to find something that will inspire hours of fun and storytelling.

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Fun Children’s Books

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie – This classic children’s book is still a favorite of kids today! It’s a silly story that kids will love and parents will remember!

Can I Be Your Dog? – This is the cutest storybook about a dog named Arfy who’s a homeless dog. Follow his journey to finding the right family to adopt him!

The Kissing Hand -This sweet book will not only have kids captivated but may also help with separation anxiety. We definitely recommend adding this one to your collection!

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Easy Book Crafts For Kids

Grouchy Ladybug Craft – Making this cute bug will turn a frown upside-down! This activity inspired by the book, The Grouchy Ladybug is a great way for kids to learn about emotions and hone their developmental skills.

Pete The Cat Goes Camping Craft – This cool cat is outfitted in his hiking boots and walking stick for his outdoor adventures just like in the book, Pete the Cat Goes Camping! Grab our free template to bring him to life!

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Little Acorn Craft – Get crafty with your kids at home or in the classroom by making a Little Acorn inspired by the book. Capture the acorn’s journey from seed to mighty oak in this adorable project!

Tacky The Penguin Craft – Bring Tacky the Penguin to life with this fun idea! Tacky isn’t like other penguins—he has his own unique style. Use our downloadable template to recreate his quirky charm at home or in the classroom.

Children’s Book Activities

Looking for a fun way to engage your kids after a good book? Our How to Catch a Turkey activities are just what you need! These activities inspired by the book offer a hands-on approach to learning and play and are perfect for keeping little ones entertained.

Each worksheet provides a way to practice skills like fine motor control, letter recognition, and pattern recognition. Kids will complete tasks like tracing, do a dot exercises, and flashcards.

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Make story time extra special with our Little Acorn book activities! These printables turn the book’s themes and characters into a fun learning experience. Use them at home or in the classroom for a great way to engage kids and reinforce essential skills like letter recognition, tracing, and creativity.

It’s a great way to keep little ones busy learning.

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Turn the magic of a favorite story into interactive learning with our engaging Room on the Broom worksheets! This collection is designed to keep kids entertained and learning as they follow the adventures of a friendly witch and her cat.

These worksheets are a fantastic companion to the beloved book, offering a variety of activities that encourage skill development and creativity.

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If you want to connect your child with the wonders of nature in a fun and educational way, the Up in the Garden Down in the Dirt printables are perfect for you! These engaging worksheets bring the world of gardens, plants, and insects right into your home or classroom.

Each printable focuses on creativity and learning and children are able to explore the natural world through interactive activities. Enjoy a “fresh” approach to learning with these fun sheets!

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Little Red Riding Hood Puppet Craft

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Creating this Little Red Riding Hood puppet craft is a simple and fun project for kids.

Materials

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Little red riding hood template

Instructions

  1. Download the Little Red Riding Hood template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by gluing the face to the center of the hood.
  3. Next, glue the eyes next to the eyelashes.
  4. Now, attach the hair to the top portion of the face and glue it in place.
  5. Take the ribbon and glue it to the bottom of the hood.
  6. Place the head on the flap portion of the paper bag and glue it in place.
  7. Next, take the dress and glue it on the paper bag.
  8. Glue the apron to the center of the body.
  9. Take the cape and place it on top of the apron and glue it in place.
  10. Finish up by gluing the arms to the sides of the cape.

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