By creating Puppet Crafts of Kids, your preschoolers will work on developmental skills. This book-inspired Fox Puppet is a fun way for your preschoolers to learn shapes, practice cutting, develop fine motor skills, and much more!
Creating crafts like this one can be a fun way for kids to develop their hand and eye coordination, muscle strength, and other important developmental skills. It’s also a great way for kids to work on their listening comprehension and following multi-step directions.
Why Are Fine Motor Skills Important?
Young children use their fine motor skills everyday as they are learning to read and write. The development of the small muscles in the hands and fingers in coordination with the eyes is important so children can learn how to hold a pencil, turn pages in a book, and much more!
Getting Ready To Make A Fox Puppet:
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- Fox Puppet Templates
What Else Is Needed:
- White Card Stock or Copy Paper
- Craft Stick
To prepare this puppet craft ready for your kids to create, click on the button below to download and print the template that you want to use. There is one that is black and white so your kids can color it. There is also a template that has a red fox and one that has an orange fox.
I like to print my resources on white card stock because it is durable, but you can use copy paper too.
How To Make A Fox Puppet:
After reading Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss or your favorite story about a fox, you kids will begin making this puppet craft by coloring the fox if you are using the black and white template.
They will then cut all of the pieces out. You may want to have extra copies of the templates just in case your children need them.
Next, your kids will glue the large triangle or the fox’s head onto the oval which is the animal’s body. They will then glue the two small triangles on top of the large triangle for the fox’s ears.
After attaching the fox’s ears, your kids will glue the black circles on the point of the triangle of its nose. They will then glue its eyes in the center of the triangle.
Next, your kids will glue the two legs onto the fox’s body and attach the socks to the end of the legs. Finally, they will glue a craft stick to the back of the cat to create a puppet.
Creating this book-inspired Fox Puppet is a fun way for your preschoolers to learn shapes, practice cutting, develop fine motor skills, and much more!
Pin It For Later:
Do you want to save this book-inspired craft for later? Pin this to your crafts for kids board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!
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Download The Freebie:
Click on the pencil below to download and print the puppet templates!