Mean stepmother and stepsisters - Messy work - Cinderella - Royal ball - Can’t go - Wants to go - Fairy godmother - Pumpkin coach - Dance with Prince - Midnight - Loses shoe - Prince looks for Cinderella - Shoe fits - Happy ever after


Can you build a faster carriage for Cinderella?


  • 4 jar lids of the same size, or 4 heavy cardboard disks
  • Cardboard, 4" X 6" 
  • 1 balloon, 9" or 12"
  • 2 skewers
  • 1 rubber band
  • 2 plastic drinking straws (Hint: cut one of the straws in half to hold the axles.)
  • Tape
  • Scissors


Cinderella’s Carriage


  • Paint
  • Glitter
  • Paintbrush
  • 2 regular-sized paper plates
  • 2 small paper plates
  • Tissue paper, color of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Jewel, optional
  • Princess sticker, optional

Cut the rim off the 2 smaller plates (these are your wheels).

Paint the wheels. Apply glitter.

Paint the back of one of the regular-sized paper plates orange (this is your carriage).

With the help of an adult, make a window by cutting a small oval in the center of the carriage. Twist and fold tissue paper, then glue the paper to the unpainted side of the carriage (these are your window curtains). Take the rims cut off the 2 smaller plates and glue them to the bottom left and right of the carriage. Then glue a wheel below each rim.

Across the bottom of the carriage, paint several red and yellow leaves.

Use glue and glitter to make the lines on the pumpkin.

Add a jewel to the top of the carriage (optional).

Draw a door on the carriage, using glitter.

Paint an emblem shape on the door. Inside the emblem, write the letter C.

Set aside to dry.

Glue the painted paper plate to the back of the other regular-sized plate (this will give your carriage a 3-D effect).

Add a Cinderella sticker, photo or drawing inside the window of the carriage.


This program has been designed for you to share with your child. Read the material together, ask questions and encourage your child to ask questions. Then nurture their curious mind by doing the activities with them. Books included are available via CPL’s digital library (with a library card).