How to make a fox family – Autumn crafts

October 7, 2019

 

At the moment we’ve got a whole heap of foxes that run back and forth across our garden, over the fence, and into the park or onto the neighbours. They seem to love Little Buttons trampoline, and occasionally leave us unwelcome presents in there. Nice *NOT. But anyway, it looks as though this family of foxes are here to stay, and what a sight they are. Feeling inspired, we decided to make our own little family of foxes. 

 

  

How to make a fox family – Autumn crafts  

  

I’m not particularly ‘crafty’, so don’t worry, I promise that this fox family make is super-easy (even for me!) and very doable for little hands. 

  

You will need (things you most likely already have *phew) 

4 empty toilet rolls (to make the 6 foxes) 

Orange paint 

White card 

Cotton wool (optional) 

Glue 

 

  

Step 1 

Using scissors, cut 2 of the empty toilet rolls in half (or thereabouts). You should end up with 2 full sized toilet rolls, and 4 mini ones like this. 

 

How to make a fox family - Autumn crafts for kids

 

 

Step 2 

Paint them inside and out with your orange paint. They may need two coats depending on how bright you would like them to be. Leave these to dry for a few hours. 

 

How to make a fox family - Autumn crafts for kids

How to make a fox family - Autumn crafts for kids

How to make a fox family - Autumn crafts for kids

 

 

Step 3 

While your fox bodies are drying, you can make your fox heads and tails. Draw out 6 heads and 6 bodies from the white card. Paint them with the left over orange paint and leave to dry. We found that these dried much faster than the toilet rolls. Once dry, cut them all out. 

 

How to make a fox family - Autumn crafts for kids

How to make a fox family - Autumn crafts for kids

How to make a fox family - Autumn crafts for kids

 

 

Step 4 

To make the foxes tails look more bushy, we stuck cotton wool to the tips of their tails. 

 

How to make a fox family - Autumn crafts for kids

 

 

Step 5 

Now it’s time to put them together. Working on one fox at a time, first glue on its head. We used bog-standard prit stick and everything held fine. 

 

How to make a fox family - Autumn crafts for kids 

 

Next, stick on your fox tail. How cute do they look! 

 

How to make a fox family - Autumn crafts for kids

 

 

Step 6 

Repeat until you have your family of 6 foxes! 

 

How to make a fox family - Autumn crafts for kids

 

 

We’ve had so much fun making our foxes. We’re going to leave them on our kitchen windowsill for the Autumn. 

 

 

Fancy giving them a try? Pin me for later 😉  

   

How to make a fox family – Autumn crafts

 

Have you seen any foxes out and about yet?  

  

 

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30 responses to “How to make a fox family – Autumn crafts”

  1. Kirsty says:

    These are so lovely!

  2. Sally says:

    What a great craft! I bet any child would love making their own fox family!

    #DreamTeam

  3. Verey cute! #DreamTeam

  4. These are so cute and so easy to make.

    I wonder if I could persuade my 81 year old mother to make her own little fox family and stop annoying the neighbours by feeding the local foxes peanut butter sandwiches!

    #DreamTeam

  5. Kate Holmes says:

    Love this post partly because I love foxes but also because it is so real and not all straight lines and boring perfect if you know what I mean. That’s a compliment by the way #DreamTeam

  6. These are lovely, have pinned them to my toddler group ideas board for future use! #dreamteam

  7. we’ve currently got 2 empty paper towel rolls on the kitchen counter waiting for inspiration. This just might be it #dreamteam

  8. sam says:

    What a cute craft to do for autumn x # dreamteam

  9. Cute! They look really simple to make too.

  10. Anne Sweet says:

    How cute your fox family is, I would love to get my kids trying this, we have plenty of loo rolls! I’ve not seen any foxes yet, but I have heard them.
    #dreamteam #blogtober19

  11. Can’t beat Autumn crafts, always been one of my favourite times of year for toddlers craft.

  12. These are so cute and so simple to make. Even I might manage it! #dreamteam

  13. Tracey Carr says:

    These are gorgeous Annette, I am definitely going to give them a try with my two girls. They will absolutely love it. Only a few days ago my 5 year old asked could we paint at the table so this is a perfect autumn activity. I was also thinking of gathering leaves from the park and doing some paint imprints with her too. Thanks for the idea, they are lovely! #dreamteam

  14. Heather Keet says:

    This is an absolutely adorable craft to do with kids! #DreamTeam

  15. Such a lovely craft idea and will definitely keep the kids busy #dreamteam

  16. Crummy Mummy says:

    We have a very bold fox on our allotment which brazenly watches me work – I think it knows the kids leave lots of crumbs behind! #DreamTeam

  17. Kirsty says:

    These are just the cutest thing ever. They are on my things to do in half term list #DreamTeam

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