I love foxes – whether stalking through the city at night or boldly roaming the countryside – foxes are awesome! If you and your little ones feel the same then why not let them create their very own with this build a fox craft?
This simple activity is great for developing your child’s cutting and sticking skills, and an awesome chance to practice some pencil control and fine motor skills as well!
These cute fox templates are brilliant for preschoolers to use because they’re so simple for them to put together!
And there’s a color and a plain template – so your little ones can choose the colors and decorate their own fox as they wish – maybe they’ve grown bored of the same old orange foxes – how about purple and pink stripes with blue spots?
If you’re a teacher, this cut and paste fox craft could also make a lovely activity for the classroom!
Other ‘build-a-‘ characters you may want to check out:
- Build-An-Easter Bunny
Or you can browse all the other printable cut and paste crafts here.
What Skills Can Your Children Learn And Practice?
When making this lovely little fox, your children will have the chance to practice and develop some skills such as:
- Cutting Skills – if you feel they’re ready, you can let them have a go at cutting out the pieces all by themselves – they’ll need to be careful and have good scissor control if they want to cut out the pieces neatly
- Fine Motor Skills – when they’re sticking and picking up and moving the parts and placing them where they need to go
- Pencil Control – if you print off the black and white version they can practice their pencil control and develop hand strength through coloring.
This simple craft will also give them a chance to practice their concentration and perseverance skills as they may find it tricky to place the pieces exactly where they want them to go.
How To Prepare This Build a Fox Craft
First you’re going to want to download the make a fox templates by clicking on the download box at the bottom of the page – I’ve made a color and a black and white version!
Other materials you’ll need:
- Safety scissors
- Card stock or Craft paper
- Some good glue
- Some coloring pencils or pens
Once you’ve downloaded the templates, you’ll need to print them off onto paper or card.
Then, you can cut them out. Or if you’d like your children to get some cutting practice, you can let them have a go.
Then you can stick all the pieces together to make your fox.
It can be really nice to let you’re kids have a bit of free rein here and see if they can work it out – kind of like a puzzle.
If they’re struggling, the order I’d do it in is:
- Stick the ears to the head
- Stick the head on the body
- Stick the rear legs on the body
- Stick the front feet on the body
- Stick it all onto the tail
(I expect you could have worked that out but I do like to be thorough…)
The finished one should look something like this:
He looks ready to scamper through the woods!
If you want to, you could always laminate the pieces before putting them together and use them as a puzzle. That way the different parts would be kept nice and they can use them again and again.
I’ve also created even more cute characters which I will be releasing in the coming weeks so they could use them together in a mix and match game as well (if you don’t want to miss them you can turn on notifications by clicking on the bell in the bottom right corner).
A few more free cut and paste characters you may want to check out:
- Free Build-A-Unicorn Printable
- Free Build-A-Leprechaun Printable
- Free Build-A-Pirate Printable
- Free Build-A-Fairy Printable
After that you’re all done!
Let your kids practice their cutting and sticking skills in a simple and fun way!
But Wait… There’s Also A Black And White Build a Fox Template!
I’ve also made a black and white version which would be an awesome way for your little ones to practice their coloring skills and personalize their fox in their own way!
So why not crack out the pens, crayons, paints or collage (or all of them if you’re feeling adventurous) and let your kids get creative!
I’d love to see what they create!
Grab the Build a Fox Craft
Click below to download this cut and paste craft:
You can also check out the other printables that are already available here.
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Until next time,
Let’s nurture those neurons!