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Fox In Socks Paper Plate Craft [Free Template]

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If you’ve ever read Dr. Seuss’s book Fox in Socks, you know it’s a real tongue twister! Reading it aloud to kids takes a lot careful pronunciation to get everything right.

Even though it’s a children’s book that takes a lot of effort to read, kids just love it! That’s exactly why the fox is so popular with kids and why we made this Fox in Socks paper plate craft!

It’s a fun Dr. Seuss craft where kids can let their artistic abilities shine. Download the free printable template and make it at home or in art class!

Watch our quick video tutorial to see exactly how we made this craft.

Paper Plate Fox In Socks

paper plate fox in socks craft image collage with the words paper plate fox in socks in the middle

Supplies

  • Paper plate
  • Orange paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Black marker
  • Fox in Socks template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the Fox in Socks template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding paper plate fox in socks craft template

Begin by painting the paper plate in 1-2 thin coats of orange paint. Let it dry completely before moving on.

hand painting paper plate orange

Place the Fox in Socks head template on the orange paper plate, trace it with a pencil, then cut the head out.

hand tracing head template on paper plate fox in socks craft

Glue the eyes slightly higher than the middle of the paper plate.

hand gluing eyes on paper plate fox in socks craft

Use the black marker to draw on all the details on the fox’s head. Add lashes and under-eye lines, then draw on the eyebrows.

Finish off by color in the inner ears.

hand drawing eyebrows on fox in socks craft
hand drawing inner ears on fox in socks craft

Optionally, outline the fox head with a thick, black line.

hand outlining fox in socks craft with black marker

We love how this Dr. Seuss craft turned out! It’s fun to have the kids try to color in the face in an illustration style similar to the book.

hand holding paper plate fox in socks craft

More Dr. Seuss Activities

We can’t talk about Dr. Seuss without mentioning the best Dr. Seuss books! These are some of the top rated ones. Grab them from your local library or add them to your home collection.

Are You My Mother? is a cute book about a little bird who’s trying to find his mom in a big world!

Oh, The Places You’ll Go! – This book is a classic Dr. Seuss book about the ups and downs of life. It’s such a great read!

Dr. Seuss Second Book Collection– This boxed set of of five Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss—The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, Dr. Seuss’s ABC, Oh Say Can You Say?, Oh the Thinks You Can Think!, and I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! is a great addition to your home library.

2 paper plate fox in socks crafts

Want more Dr. Seuss craft ideas? We’ve got more to share!

If you liked this paper plate craft, you’ll also love this Horton Hears A Who printable puppet craft or this Dr. Seuss paper plate fish craft.

Love creating handprint crafts with the kids? Try out this handprint Thing 1 printable craft or this Horton Hears A Who handprint craft.

Finish off with this Cat in the Hat craft!

paper plate fox in socks craft

Kids will actually want to take a bath when they use these Lorax bath bombs. Get ready for Dr. Seuss dress up day with this Dr. Seuss dress or these Thing 1 & Thing 2 shirts.

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hand holding paper plate fox in socks craft

Fox In Socks Paper Plate Craft

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This Fox in Socks paper plate craft is a cool Dr. Seuss activity for the kids to try!

Materials

  • Paper plate
  • Orange paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Black marker
  • Fox in Socks template

Instructions

  1. Download the Fox in Socks template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by painting the paper plate in 1-2 thin coats of orange paint. Let it dry completely before moving on.
  3. Place the Fox in Socks head template on the orange paper plate, trace it with a pencil, then cut the head out.
  4. Glue the eyes slightly higher than the middle of the paper plate.
  5. Use the black marker to draw on all the details on the fox's head. Add lashes and under-eye lines, then draw on the eyebrows.
  6. Finish off by color in the inner ears.
  7. Optionally, outline the fox head with a thick, black line.

Free Fox In Socks Template

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