Little Red Hen Costume

A few years ago, my daughter was cast as “The Little Red Hen” in her 1st grade play at school. The music teacher asked me if I could provide some kind of “shirt/costume” for her to wear, stating that she only had a mask. This costume was incredibly easy and beginner friendly!


  • White sweat shirt
  • White leggings
  • White Socks
  • Yellow Rit Dye
  • Yellow and Red feathers
  • Tacky Glue


  • Dye the white leggings and socks following the directions on the Rid Dye package.
  • If desired, dye the sweater yellow as well. I chose not to.
  • Lay the white sweater flat and beginning at the top, glue the feathers in a downward motion, alternating colors but being sure not to create a pattern. Cover the entire surface of the sweater, including arms and back.
  • Hang sweater up to dry. Once dry, check work and see if any spots need more feathers applied. Apply as necessary.