Letter R Craft: Raccoon

If you love raccoons, you’ll love this adorable Letter R Craft is for Raccoon craft. I love making crafts from materials that I already have lying around, and this time, I made this raccoon from a disposable cup I had lying around. A few pieces of paper later, and the adorable raccoon is born! Use this craft when learning about the letter R or when studying raccoons or other night creatures.

If you love raccoons, you'll love this R is for Raccoon craft. Use this Letter R craft when studying raccoons or other night creatures.

Letter R Craft is for Raccoon Craft for Kids

What you’ll need to make the R is for raccoon craft for each child:

  • 1 Grey paper cup (you can also color a styrofoam cup grey)
  • Black construction paper
  • Glue
  • White paper
  • Grey marker
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Black marker

If you love raccoons, you'll love this R is for Raccoon craft. Use this Letter R craft when studying raccoons or other night creatures.

R is for Raccoon Craft Directions

If you can purchase grey cups to use with this project, your life will be much easier. Check party stores for grey cups. Silver colored cups will also work for this if you can’t find actual grey. If you use styrofoam cups, you have to color it in with a permanent marker. And since little kids can’t really handle permanent markers, if you do it this way, you’ll have to color a dozen or more styrofoam cups in advance, which would take FOREVER. So, definitely look for grey cups if you’re making this project with a lot of kids. If you’re just making one at home, you can color a styrofoam cup.

  1. Cut out a black mask, three white strips of paper, a black tail, and 2 black ears in advance.
  2. When it is time to make the craft, have the kids color the white strips of paper grey and glue them to the black tail to make the raccoon’s striped tail.
  3. Glue the mask to the cup and the ears to the top of the cup. Glue the eyes in place, then draw on a nose and mouth with a marker.

The raccoon craft is ready to go!

If you love raccoons, you'll love this R is for Raccoon craft. Use this Letter R craft when studying raccoons or other night creatures.


Madreen Karle and Meeghan Karle Mousaw
Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle's Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle's Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle's Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created "sunshine moments" to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.

Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 7 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.

The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets. Over the last 7 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.