Little Red Riding Hood Craft ? TP Rolls Again!

Posted on Apr 26, 2015

We do love a good TP Roll craft.. and today, we combine our TP Roll love with our love for Fairy Tales ? creating a cute Little Red Riding Hood play set or story telling props. This craft was ?designed? especially for the Kids Crafts 101 ?Blog Hop? ? a special series ? bringing together 14 of my fabulous fellow crafters to share with you crafts for those rainy days made from ?every day? craft items. I have the honour of kicking off the series with our TP Roll Craft. Combine it with some scrap fabrics and you all you need is a little imagination to create any of your favourite fairy tale characters. We show you how we made ours and challenge you to make more of your own!

Be sure to come back visit Meri Cherry tomorrow, for her lovely Kids Craft and revisit the 14 Kids Crafts 101 page each to find links to the next idea. Rainy Days? Snow Days? Loooong Summer Days? NO PROBLEM! We have you crafty sos covered!

Little Red Riding Hood Craft - DIY Play Set or Story Telling Props

Little Red Riding Hood Craft Materials:

The material list below MAY SEEM LONG? but it is all about rummaging around your craft box and looking at what you can find! Adapting  it to YOUR materials in YOUR home. I have listed what WE used? but you don?t have to use the same things!! Make this your own!!

  • Per character one TP Roll

TP Roll Little Red Riding Hood:

  • Scrap fabrics ? ideally a red pieces and a second piece for her dress. Red gingham would be fine for her cape too, we used old t-shirts and PJs
  • Brown wool
  • Glue
  • Pens
  • Walnut, pipecleaner and scrap fabric

TP Roll Granny:

  • Scrap fabrics for her dress
  • Lace or ribbon ends (optional)
  • White or grey wool + bubble wrap
  • Pens
  • 2 small beads, 2 toothpicks and some wool

TP Roll Big Bad Wolf (click for more info)

  • Black paint
  • Felt scraps
  • Paper
  • Glue

Finally.. let?s begin!

TP Roll Little Red Riding Hood:

TP Roll People - Little Red Riding Hood - making her hair

I made the Little Red Riding Hood. Later Pip Squeak helped me make the Granny.

1) Here are the steps showing how to make Little Red Riding Hoods hair. This is a handy ?technique? for any dolly hair!! In retrospect, I made her hair a little to thick to go under her red cape, so you may want to thin it out a little! To start with, I wrapped some brown wool around a book, to get ?equal length strands?.

2) I  then cut them and tied more brown wool round them, to create ?bunches?.

3) I then cut a little fridge out and glued that on. Then applied lots of glue and carefully placed the rest of the hair on top, adjusting it I went.

4) If need be trim you hair a little.

5) Then add a face. I did not do a mouth as I thought Little Red Riding Hood?s emotions change a lot throughout the story?. my kids later insisted that it looked odd and at the very end she did get a mouth!

Little Red Riding Hood Craft - TP Rolls - how to make the cape Little Red Riding Hood TP Roll craft - making her (no sew) cape

Next up we have Little Red Riding Hood?s Clothes.

1) I cut a rectangular piece of pink polka dot fabric and glued it on ? ducking the end bit into the inside of the TP Roll.. but you can trim it too. I added a Ribbon as a waistband, but later decided that I didn?t like it and removed it? in other words: play and see what works for you.

2) The best bit about the cape is that it is ?no sew?. I literally secured I in place with ribbon. I used a long piece of rectangular t-shirt fabric (approx 24cm log and 8cm wide, though it could have been a little longer).

3) Fold in half. Hold the back to make the cape shape and gently put over the Little Red Riding Hood. At this point I literally just pulled and pushed into space ? pinching it to make the long pointy hood. You CAN sew it shut if you want ? but as you an see from my pictures, it really is just secured by a ribbon!

Walnut Basket Craft for Little Red Riding Hood

Finally, I thought it would be nice for our TP Roll Little Red Riding Hood to have a Walnut basket to take with her. Again, have a look around at what you have at home and see what you could make this from (ore make a little paper one?).

1) I glued the pipecleaner in place.

2) Then took a round pieces of fabric, stuffed it with left over wool, bunched it up and glued it in place. Done!

The TP Roll Granny

My daughter came home from school and ask ?where is Granny?, can we make one now? And? ?I think Granny should have some knitting needles?. I love how SHE went off and found some toothpicks and beads and decided to make her own dolly size knitting needles. I was astounded at her creativity aged 5. A few days later she mentioned she had seen some like these in a book.. Still, I am impressed that she remembered and decided to make them!

Granny TP Roll Craft, complete with Knitting Needles

1) For the knitting needles- Pip Squeak chose two wooden beads in different colours (as her children?s needles are two colours) and glued them to the end of the toothpicks

2) She then went off and did some finger knitting as ?pretend Granny knitting?. We glued the knitting in place and made a small ball of wool, that we also glued so it doesn?t become unravelled.

3) For Granny?s hair we used a ball of bubble wrap and wrapped that in white wool and glued it in place.

4) Pip Squeak chose some fabric for her dress, I cut out a rectangle, she added glue and wrapped it around the TP Roll.

5) I found some lace which we added and Pip Squeak drew the face, complete with classes?

TP Roll Granny Craft, with knitting needlesTa-da? one TP Roll Granny ready!!

Finally, we dug out our Mr Wolf, from our Mr Wolf and the 3 Little Pigs Craft a while back and our set was complete!!!

Little Red Riding Hood Craft - DIY Play Set or Story Telling Props

Now all we need is the Wood Cutter, which my son really wanted to make (complete with tooth pick axe), but we haven?t had a chance to yet!!!!

This is part of the Crafty SOS Blog Hop ? please do come back TOMORROW and visit Meri Cherry  for her ?every day craft? ? creating fabulous Vegetable Print Pillows! Follow the process via the Kids Crafts 101 home page and see which crafts are in the pipeline!

DIY Vegetable Print PillowMeri Cherry ? Vegetable Print Pillows

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