Some animals just have that something special, like the sly fox. They are both cute and cuddly and a little dangerous, not to mention beautiful. This fox paper plate craft mobile is so fun to make. Hang it anywhere, and I promise it will make you smile.
Save this Paper Plate Fox Craft for later. Pin it to your favorite Pinterest board…
SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Paper plate (9-inch coated)
- Orange paint
- Large/medium pompom
- Construction paper (orange, white & black)
- Glue stick
- Googly eyes
- Single hole punch
- White yarn
- Fox craft template
Paper plate crafts are fun and simple to make. I love seeing something so basic (and cheap) become a creation that a child is proud to show off. And paper plates are just one of the super versatile items that are on the master list of craft supplies that we use for every single craft project you see here. Just fill your bag, and you’re ready to go. That’s what we call no-prep crafting…yay!
Fox Fun Facts
Foxes are absolutely amazing animals. Here are a few fun facts that you should know:
- Foxes live in underground dens and raise their little ones for about 7 months.
- They have a strong smell, almost like a skunk.
- Their hearing is amazing.
- Foxes are a lot like cats and are extrememly playful.
- They can make about 40 sounds, including screaming like an owl.
You can learn more about foxes at Easy Science for Kids.
Fox Books for Kids
It’s great to combine a fun craft with reading a book about the subject. Here are a few of our favorite fox books for kids…
How to Make a Fox Craft
Step 1: Paint
- Lay out newspaper on your work surface.
- The place the paper plate on the newspaper and squeeze out a bit of orange paint.
- Pinch a pompom with a clothespin to form a “paint brush”.
- Paint one side of the paper plate orange and set it aside to dry.
- Once it has dried, go back and paint the other side.
*We used a tapping motion with the pompom to make a fur-like look.
Step 2: Use the Fox Craft Template
- Print the fox craft template
- Use it to cut out all of the parts of your fox craft as pictured, including 2 identical heads, 4 paws, and a tail from orange. Then cut the sides of the face and tip of the tail from white and cut the nose from black.
Step 3: Make the Fox’s Face
- Put the googly eyes in place.
- Also glue on the white sides of the fox’s face and his nose.
- Use your markers to add any other details you would like to the face of the fox.
Step 4: Decorate Paws & Tail
- Now it’s time to use your markers to add some details to the fox’s paws and tail.
- Also glue the white tip onto the fox’s tail.
Step 5: Cut the Spiral
- Once the orange paint has dried, cut a spiral into the paper plate.
- Fold the center of the spiral up. This is where you’re going to attach the fox’s head later.
- Round off any sharp edges.
Step 6: Put It Together
- Take the 2 identical cut out fox heads.
- Sandwich the center of the spiral between them and secure with your glue stick.
Step 7: Add the Rest of Your Fox Craft
- Next use your glue stick to attach the fox’s tail.
- Then glue the paws in place also. *When placing them, do it while holding the fox craft by the top and letting the mobile hang down. This will assure proper placement when the craft is complete.
Step 8: Place the Hanger
- To finish off your paper plate fox craft, punch a hole in the top of the fox’s head.
- Then cut a piece of yarn about 1 yd. long and lace it through the hole.
- Cut it off to create a hanger for your easy fox craft.
Make It a Dr. Seuss Fox in Socks Craft
It only takes a couple of tweaks to turn this fox mobile into a craft that is perfect for Dr. Seuss week. All you have to do is replace the fox’s paws with blue socks instead. To make it even easier, here’s a link to a full page of socks to print and cut out for your new Fox in Socks crafts.
Turn it into an Arctic Fox Craft
It actually takes fewer steps to turn this mobile into an arctic fox craft. For this, you are going to leave the painting out. Just start with a plain white paper plate, which you’ll cut into a spiral. And instead of using orange construction paper, cut the tail, head and paws out of white. A great accent color for the sides of the face and the tip of the tail is gray or even light blue.