Moving Eye Fox Craft: It’s nearly Autumn term (where has the time gone?!) and it brings with it some lovely school topics for children. Changing seasons, forest animals – the colors and textures are great for art and crafts. And this cute, interactive moving eye fox craft is sure to complement any Autumn topic for pre-schoolers and early years.
Whether they’re learning about the sly fox who ate the gingerbread man, or reading the weird and wonderful Fantastic Mr Fox, this is a simple and playful paper craft that will really engage and capture little imaginations.
The moving eyes can even be used to support some emotional intelligence work for younger children – how do they interpret the different eye positions, what emotions can they see?
How to Make a Moving Eyes Fox Craft:
White Card Stock for Printing
Any Medium for Coloring
How to Download the Moving Eyes Fox Template:
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Let’s Make a Fox with Moving Eyes!
Color in the Template
Let’s start by coloring in the fox template. You can use colored pencils or crayons if you’d like, but we love using paints for animal crafts. With paints, you can layer up color and use different brush strokes to add texture and depth to fur, and character to the animals face.
Get Creative with Detail
Once the main color is dry, it’s time to make that fox your own!
You could take a closer look at a real fox (on a picture, of course!) and try to copy some of the shapes and patterns you see in its fur. If you have freckles or big eyelashes, why not make a fox that looks like you?
Or just let your imagination run wild with color and pattern – the most important thing is that you bring some personality to your fox, and have fun.
Cut Out the Elements & Cardboard Strips
Once your fox is finished and dry, carefully cut out the elements from the template. Then cut one strip lengthwise from a sheet of orange A4 card – it needs to be the same thickness as the rectangle eyes on the template.
Finally, cut two more thin strips of card, each three or four inches long.
Glue the Eyes to the Center
Stick the rectangle eyes into the middle of the orange strip of card.
Secure Two Paper Strips
Turn your fox over. Now stick one of the thinner card strips vertically over the left eye – this will support your fox’s moving eyes. Stick the other strip in the same way over the right eye.
Thread the Strip of Eyes
Now carefully slide the strip of eyes underneath the two thin orange support strips – be gentle!
Time to Play
Your cheeky fox is complete, so it’s time to have fun! Can you move your eyes the same way as your fox?! We’d love to see some pictures – don’t forget to tag us on social media!
More Forest Animal Crafts for Kids:
3D Hedgehog Craft
As we move into Autumn and begin to think about the topic of forest animals and the little furry friends that will be preparing for hibernation, why not kickstart learning at home or at school with this adorable 3D Paper Hedgehog Craft.https://www.artycraftykids.com/craft/3d-paper-hedgehog-craft/
Yarn Wrapped Owl Craft
This yarn wrapped owl craft reuses scrap materials and is a fantastic fine motor activity for children from preschool age to kindergarten and early years.
With an emphasis on wrapping, threading, cutting and sticking, kids are given an opportunity to work and develop their fine motor skills.https://www.artycraftykids.com/craft/yarn-wrapped-owl-craft/
Paper Roll Printed Autumn Tree
Paper Roll Printed Fall Handprint Tree: Recreate the essence of Fall with this simple handprint craft that captures imaginations and encourages children to explore shape and color.https://www.artycraftykids.com/art/paper-roll-printed-fall-handprint-tree/