Fairytale Fabrics

Fairytale Fabrics lesson plan

Read a new fairy tale or revisit an old favorite. Create your own fabric book illustrated with gorgeous Crayola® Fabric Markers!

  • 1.

    Fairy and folk tales have been passed down from generation to generation through word of mouth and children’s books. How do you know whether these stories are true or not? Who are some of your favorite storytellers or illustrators?

  • 2.

    Put a new twist on your favorite story by creating original illustrations on cloth using Crayola® Fabric Markers. Select heavy fabric such as felt or canvas to use for your book. Measure and cut out several pieces of fabric. The number, shape, and size are up to you.

  • 3.

    If you wish, use Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils to sketch your designs on a paper. The colors are easy to erase if you change your mind!

  • 4.

    Use your imagination and Fabric Markers to draw on the fabric. Add words, phrases, summaries, or borders to each page. Show as many scenes from the fairy tale as you like.

  • 5.

    To bind your book, punch holes in the fabric. Thread ribbon through the openings to keep your pages together. Share your tales with younger children or others in your class.


  • LA: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
  • LA: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, an dwell-structured event sequences.
  • LA: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • LA: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade level topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • SS: Describe ways in which language, stories, folktales, music, an d artistic creations serve as expressions of culture and influence behavior of people living in a particular culture.
  • VA: Intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of experiences and ideas.
  • VA: Select and use the qualities of structures and functions of art to improve communication of ideas.


  • Collaborate with the school's librarian to secure a variety of fairytales for this lesson.
  • In small groups, students write an original fairytale. Using plain fabric, students create illustrations to accompany their fairytales. Provide time in the daily schedule for a group of students to present their artwork and read the accompanying story to classmates.