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.
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)
Cotton wool (optional)
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.
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.
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.
To make the foxes tails look more bushy, we stuck cotton wool to the tips of their tails.
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.
Next, stick on your fox tail. How cute do they look!
Repeat until you have your family of 6 foxes!
We’ve had so much fun making our foxes. We’re going to leave them on our kitchen windowsill for the Autumn.