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Paper Plate Fox Craft For Kids [FREE Template]

Want a fun fox craft for the kids to do? This paper plate fox craft is easy, cheap, and fun to make!

We love making paper plate crafts with the kids and this one is perfect for fall or any time of the year.

It’s fun for children because it combines painting, cutting, and gluing!

We’ve made it even easier to recreate because we’ve included a free printable template. That means no guessing and no freehand drawing!

Read our quick tutorial or watch our craft video below to see how simple it is to make.

Easy Fox Craft For Kids

collage of two pictures of paper plate fox craft with red words in between

Supplies

  • Paper plates
  • Orange paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Tape
  • Colored cardstock (cream/white, pink, orange and black)
  • Fox template (download form located at the end of this post)

Related: Fox Paper Bag Craft

Directions

Download the free fox template, print, and cut out the pieces.

hands holding fox face template

Paint the paper plate orange and let it dry completely before moving on. Decide whether you want the fox’s ears to be made from a paper plate or cardstock.

If you’re going to make the ears from a paper plate, paint a second paper plate orange.

hands painting paper plate orange

Place the fox’s head template on top of the dried paper plate, trace with a pencil and cut out.

hands tracing fox template onto orange paper plate

Glue the fox face onto the bottom half of the paper plate, lining the edges up.

hands gluing fox face onto orange paper plate

Place the fox’s nose at the bottom of the white face, in between the eyes and glue in place.

hands gluing black nose onto orange paper plate fox

Glue the pink cheeks on either side of the face, just below the eyes. If you don’t want to use cardstock, you can always swap it out for a pink marker/crayon and draw in the cheeks.

hands gluing on pink cheeks onto paper plate fox

Alight the straight edge of the inner ear to the straight edge of the outer ear and glue in place. Repeat for both sides.

hands gluing inner ear to outer ear with paper plate fox on right side

Take a piece of double-sided tape or loop a piece of regular tape and place it at the bottom of the fox ears. Position the ears along the top, outside of the paper plate, and secure in place.

hands taping paper plate fox ear to back of paper plate

Isn’t this the cutest little fox project?! We had so much fun making these guys.

This fox craft is great for kids to make for an F is for fox theme or during the fall.

two completed paper plate foxes stacked vertically on marble background with purple fabric on top

Forest Animal Unit Study

Want to create a whole unit study around this fox craft? If so, we have some great ideas to get you started!

Below are some of our favorite forest animal books for kids. Grab them from the library or add them to your home collection.

The Kissing Hand – This sweet book will not only have kids captivated, but it may also help with separation anxiety. We definitely recommend adding this one to your collection!

Peek-a-Flap Who – This board book is great for toddlers all the way up to kindergarten children. All kids love lifting the flaps, but there are also little facts about the animals in the forest.

Over in the Forest – We love this book for introducing kids to forest animals. Find the hidden animals, learn about forest animals, and discover baby animal names.

paper plate fox on marble background with purple fabric

Increase your child’s creativity, fine motor skills, and more with crafts! Below are some of our favorite forest animal craft ideas:

If you want to extend this activity into a fall or forest animal topic, we’d suggest making these free forest animal emergent reader books or using these free forest animal coloring pages.

Whatever way you use this craft, we’re certain the kids will love it!

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Did you make this cute fox craft with your kids or students? We want to see how they turned out!

Snap a quick picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page or join our private Facebook group and show us in there!

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Paper Plate Fox Craft

Paper Plate Fox Craft

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Drying Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how to make this easy paper plate fox craft for kids! It's a simple project for preschool, kindergarten and elementary children.

Materials

  • Paper plates
  • Orange paint
  • Pencil
  • Glue stick
  • Tape
  • Colored cardstock (cream/white, pink, orange and black)
  • Fox template (download form located at the end of this post)

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Download the free fox template, print, and cut out the pieces.
  2. Paint the paper plate orange and let it dry completely before moving on. Decide whether you want the fox's ears to be made from a paper plate or cardstock. If you're going to make the ears from a paper plate, paint a second paper plate orange.
  3. Place the fox's head template on top of the dried paper plate, trace with a pencil, and cut out.
  4. Glue the fox face onto the bottom half of the paper plate, lining the edges up.
  5. Place the fox's nose at the bottom of the white face, in between the eyes and glue in place.
  6. Glue the pink cheeks on either side of the face, just below the eyes. If you don't want to use cardstock, you can always swap it out for a pink marker/crayon and draw in the cheeks.
  7. Alight the straight edge of the inner ear to the straight edge of the outer ear and glue in place. Repeat for both sides.
  8. Take a piece of double-sided tape or loop a piece of regular tape and place at the bottom of the fox ears. Position the ears along the top, outside of the paper plate, and secure in place.

Free Fox Template

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