Stick Puppets Goldilocks and the Three Bears Craft Post Preview – Here are directions and free printable patterns for Goldilocks and the Three Bears stick puppets. You and your kids can use these for storytelling, play, bookmarks, and more.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a classic fable to show the importance of self-control, respecting the property of others, and how actions can hurt other people (or bears, in this case). It’s also a great fable for kids to learn and then retell, so what I have today is perfect for helping with retelling. (Here are ideas for retelling through imaginative play.)
Today, I have this super cute Goldilocks and the Three Bears craft to make stick puppets of each character in the story. To make these stick puppets, I have step-by-step directions. Plus, I have a free downloadable template toward the end of this post that includes patterns for making each of the stick puppets.
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Resources for Goldilocks and the Three Bears
If you don’t already have a copy of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, here is a highly reviewed version to grab:
You might also want to grab this funny re-imaging of the story with Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs:
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears Peg Doll Set
- Another cute Goldilocks and the Three Bears Peg Doll Set (I love her sweet blue dress in this one)
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears Felt Finger Puppets
Stick Puppets Patterns for Goldilocks and the Three Bears Craft
Your kids or students may be able to make this Goldilocks and the Three Bears craft independently or they may need assistance with portions of the craft. If your kids or students are younger, you may need to do some or all of the cutting. Then they can assemble the Goldilocks and the Three Bears puppets.
Of course, if they aren’t able to do any of the work on the stick puppets, you can use the patterns to make them and they can use them for storytelling or props.
Supplies Needed for the Goldilocks and the Three Bears Stick Puppets Craft
- Colored cardstock (here’s a great assortment pack with 18 different colors)
- Pencil for tracing
- Craft glue
- Craft sticks (Popsicle sticks)
- Black sharpie
- Printable patterns (available for free farther down in the post)
Instructions for The Stick Puppets Goldilocks and the Three Bears Craft
Print out the free printable Goldilocks and the Three Bears craft template for making the stick puppets, which is available toward the end of this post.
I recommend printing the page on white cardstock, if possible. That will make them easier to trace onto your colored cardstock.
Select appropriately colored pieces of cardstock for Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Trace the shapes from the provided template on the correct papers. Carefully cut out the traced shapes.
Take the Goldilocks hair and body cutout. Cut a slit along with the pattern inside the hair pattern.
If you prefer, you can skip doing this part if you cut the hair out in two parts with a back of the head and front of the head portion.
Slide the top end of Goldilocks’ head through the slit of the hair from the bottom side. Apply glue to join the hair pattern with the head part of the body base.
Attach the dress patterns on the lower part of the Goldilocks body base. Use a black sharpie to draw the eyes, nose, and mouth of the paper Goldilocks doll.
It’s time to make your three bears puppets! Carefully cut out your bear body shapes, if you haven’t already.
Stick the oval-shaped cutouts near the bottom portion of the paper bears’ heads in the area that their mouths will be.
Attach blush patterns on the cheeks of the bears. Use a sharpie to draw the eyes, noses, and mouths of the paper bears.
Attach Goldilocks and the Three Bears dolls to craft sticks (or popsicle sticks) to complete the puppet crafts.
This template is free for personal, classroom, and group use.
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Free Printable Goldilocks and the Three Bears Stick Puppets Template
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