The big, bad wolf may be a villain, but sometimes it's fun to focus on the bad guy, especially if the bad guy isn't quite so scary. These big bad wolf crafts are ideal for pairing with the stories of "Little Red Riding Hood," "Peter and the Wolf" or "The Three Little Pigs."
Use a paper plate to make a big, bad wolf mask. Flip a plate over and paint it brown. Cut out eye holes. Cut ears out of brown construction paper and glue them on top of the mask. Draw a nose and snout on the plate. Cut white teeth out of construction paper and glue them on the mask. Create a holding stick by gluing a large wooden craft stick to the back. If this big, bad wolf is part of the story of "Little Red Riding Hood," you may wish to add a construction paper nightcap.
Wolf Paw Cookies
This craft doubles as a snack. Use any smooth, round cookie. Dip the top one-third of the cookie in melted chocolate. Add chocolate sprinkles on top to resemble fur. Make claws by adding four white chocolate morsels across the top of the melted chocolate. The melted chocolate may be too hot to allow children to dip their own cookies, but children can be allowed to shake on the sprinkles and press on the white chocolate chips.
Toilet Paper Wolf
Either print or draw your own wolf legs, arms, head and tail. Cut out the pieces. Glue the head on the top front of a toilet paper roll. Add the arms to the top sides and the legs to the bottom sides. Glue the tail to the back bottom part of the tube. If this big, bad wolf is from the story of "Little Red Riding Hood," glue a scrap of fabric across the top front to resemble a nightgown.
Felt Board Wolf
This craft is especially appropriate for younger children. Cut a wolf body, arms, legs, tail and head out of felt. Glue googly eyes on the face and use a black marker to draw facial details. A felt nightgown can be cut out if you are building the big, bad wolf from "Little Red Riding Hood." Give each child a small square of felt and allow him to build his wolf. Pieces can either be glued in place to make a permanent picture or taken apart and stored in a bag as a felt board puzzle.