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Little Red Riding Hood Mini Marionettes | Kids' Puppets Crafts

Little Red Riding Hood Mini Marionettes

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Granmother, what small teeth you have! Sound strange? That's what your kids will be saying with these Little Red Riding Hood Mini Marionettes.

Materials

  • Craft foam in assorted colors
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Craft glue
  • 3 spoon-shaped crafts sticks
  • 10 standard craft sticks
  • Craft knife
  • Doll hair
  • Googly eyes
  • Felt
  • Mini-hats
  • Yarn
  • Aluminum foil
  • Permanent markers
  • Needle
  • Clear thread

Instructions

  1. To make Grandma, the Woodsman, and Little Red Riding Hood, cut out the matching front and back of a one-piece outfit to a spoon-shaped craft stick.
  2. Make hands and feet from two standard craft sticks: use a craft knife (a parent's job) to score them 1 inch from each end, snap these ends off, and glue them onto the sleeves and bottom hem of each outfit 
  3. Glue on the front of the outfit and add details: hair, eyes, a marker mouth, hole-punched foam polka dots, a felt hood, hats, and a foam ax with a foil blade for our hero.
  4. Use a craft knife to poke a hole in each hand and in each end of a standard craft stick (a parent's job).
  5. Then use a needle and clear thread to attach the puppet to the control stick ( you may need to attach a thread to the head for stability).

Variations:

For the wolf's body, glue together 2 large brown pom-poms. Add a third for the head and 2 small pom-poms for the tail and nose, then add pipe-cleaner legs and ears, googly eyes, and foam teeth. Loop thread around his head for hanging.