Cute Sleeping Paper Plate Fox Craft (FREE Template)

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This paper plate fox craft shows this sweet creature sleeping with his tail curled around. It’s so much fun to make for kids of all ages, with a little help for cutting for the little ones. They’ll love painting, gluing and stapling. Grab the free template to make crafting even easier.

Crafts are such a great way to practice fine motor skills. While creating your kiddo won’t even realize how much they’re practicing vital developmental skills that will give them the confidence they need to tackle new challenges. That’s one of the many reasons that crafting with your kids is always time well spent.

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Fun Facts about Foxes

  • Foxes are related to dogs and have a lot in common with cats.
  • They are solitary animals and prefer to be alone.
  • Foxes are good parents.
  • Fox fur comes in many colors, with the red fox being the most common.
  • Foxes are very fast and can run up to 42mph.

Check out this article from Cook Kid Facts to learn more about red foxes.

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Paper Plate Fox Craft sleeping fox with step-by-step instructions for kids

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How to make an Adorable Fox Craft

Woodland animals are so much fun to put into craft form. Follow these simple steps to create your cute fox craft. Then make it your own with any details you like.


  • Paper plate (9-inch coated)
  • Newspaper
  • Clothespin (optional)
  • Pompom
  • Orange paint
  • Scissors
  • Stapler with staples
  • Black and orange construction paper
  • Black Sharpie marker
  • White crayon
  • Glue stick
  • Free fox template

I hear from parents all the time that tell me some of the obstacles to making crafts with their kids is the time it takes to prep and the mess. I want to remove some of those speed bumps by sticking to a master list of basic craft supplies that fit into one bag. We stick to this list when making every single one of the creative projects you see on this site.

We’ve even included items that make cleanup so much easier, like newspaper to cover your craft surface and paper lunch bags to pack it all away when you’re done…and NO GLITTER!

Fox Craft Instructions:

Step 1: Paint the Plate

  • Lay out some newspaper on your crafting surface.
  • Place the paper plate bottom up on top of the newspaper.
  • Squeeze out a bit of orange paint.
  • Pinch the pompom with the clothespin to create a “paint brush”.
  • Paint the bottom of your plate orange and sit it aside to let it dry.
fox craft step 1

Step 2: Use the FREE Fox Template

  • Download and print the free fox template.
  • Use it to cut the parts for your adorable fox craft out of orange construction paper and the nose out of black paper.

*For young children, precut the pieces for your fox craft so that they can fully participate.

Sleeping Paper Plate Fox Craft for Kids Template

Step 3: Create the Fox Body

  • Once the paint has dried, cut a slit in the plate from the outside to the center of the plate.
  • Over lap the plate at the slit so that the plate forms a small cone shape.
  • Secure the overlap with a couple of staples.
fox craft step 2

Step 4: Add Details to Your Cute Fox Craft

  • Use your white crayon to add some details to the tips of the fox’s tail and the fox ears and a little on the sides of his fox face. This is a simple and fun way to add character to your fox without getting the paint back out.
  • Then glue the nose in place.
  • Last, draw on some closed eyes. You won’t need googly eyes for this since our fox is sleeping.
Sleeping Paper Plate Fox Craft

Step 5: Put It Together

  • Glue the head of your fox using your glue stick over the slit at a tilt.
  • Then glue on the tail so that that it starts under your fox and curls around the top of the body of your fox.
Sleeping Fox Craft Step 5

Check Out this Sleeping Cat Video Tutorial

Can I Make This an Arctic Fox?

This can easily be turned into one of our adorable arctic animals with just a few tweaks. Skip painting to make your paper plate arctic fox craft. Then use white paper instead of orange paper for the parts of your fox. Check HERE for more winter craft ideas.

Can I Print the Template Straight onto Orange Paper?

To print directly onto orange construction paper, just cut it to size so that it will fit through your printer. Then print straight onto the paper. You can also use colored cardstock if that’s what you have on hand. You will still need to cut the nose from black paper. It’s the only part of your fox that’s not orange.

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Sleeping Fox Craft made from a paper plate and construction paper
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