Little Red Riding Hood Craft Activity
This watercolor landscape creates the background for the adventures of Little Red Riding Hood by using spooky silhouettes for the characters. The backdrop is a lush landscape of trees and greens that your child can create while practicing her watercolor blending skills. The end result is a painting based on one of our favorite childhood stories, that pops right off the wall!
What You Need:
- Watercolor paper
- Black construction paper
- Watercolor paints
- White glue
- Paper towels
What You Do:
- Have your child sketch a landscape scene for Little Red Riding Hood onto the watercolor paper. This is only the background, so there are no characters yet.
- Brush some water over the entire piece of paper and gently blot with a paper towel, to prepare it for painting.
- Paint in your landscape with bright watercolors, letting them blend together, and let it dry completely.
- Now your child can sketch the shapes of characters, such as Little Red Riding Hood, The Big Bad Wolf, or Grandma, on the black construction paper, and cut them out.
- Have your child cut out strips of black construction paper to about 0.5x4” long.
- Roll a strip of construction paper around a pencil, slide it off and press it to flatten. Tape the edge of the paper strip in place.
- Have her glue the rolled strip of paper to the center of one of your characters.
- Then glue the character in position on your drawing. Repeat this for each character!