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Print and colour this cute fox hat craft for Autumn or Fall.
This easy paper craft is perfect for preschoolers and up and the finished DIY fox hat will inspire imaginary play. It’s a great activity for when you don’t have much prep time and want something low-mess and fun.
You might also like our printable hedgehog hat craft.
Aren’t foxes the cutest? They feature a lot in folklore and children’s stories for their cunning and intelligence (think Fantastic Mr Fox, Henny Penny and Jemima Puddle-Duck) but how much do you really know about them?
Before we get started, here are a few fascinating fox facts so kids can learn about them while they craft.
Fascinating fox facts
- Foxes have a lot in common with cats; they hunt and pounce in a similar way to cats, are able to climb trees and have retractable claws
- Foxes live on every continent except Antarctica. In Australia, they were introduced by Europeans and are considered an invasive species.
- A male fox is called a dog while a female fox is known as a vixen. Baby foxes are called pups, kits or cubs
- Foxes live in dens which they dig underground
- Foxes are nocturnal, meaning they sleep by day and are active at night
- They have vertically-oriented pupils enabling them to see in the dark
- Their sense of smell and hearing is excellent – they depend on this for hunting
- Foxes are playful animals and have been known to steal balls from backyards
- Foxes are omnivores. They hunt and eat small animals like rats, birds, lizards and mice and round this off with berries and other fruit. They are also scavengers and will raid bins for food scraps like cooked vegetables, meat, bread and cheese.
Fox books and stories for kids
Now, let’s get started on the craft…
How to make a paper fox hat
You will need
- Crayons, pencils or felt tip markers
- Glue or stapler
- The printable fox hat template
- Colour and cut out the fox hat template. This hat has been designed for small heads, but there are two extension strips included in the printable for larger head sizes.
- Stick the back tail strip to the front headpiece. Make sure the tail is facing inside the circle so that you can see it from the front.
- Your hat is now done!
Now it’s time to play!
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