Little Red Riding Hood Craft Activity

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Updated on Feb 27, 2012

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
  • Brushes
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Paper towels

What You Do:

  1. 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.
  2. Brush some water over the entire piece of paper and gently blot with a paper towel, to prepare it for painting.
  3. Paint in your landscape with bright watercolors, letting them blend together, and let it dry completely.
  4. 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.
  5. Have your child cut out strips of black construction paper to about 0.5x4” long.
  6. 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.
  7. Have her glue the rolled strip of paper to the center of one of your characters.
  8. Then glue the character in position on your drawing. Repeat this for each character!