Fantastic Mr Fox Paper Plate Crafts – How-To Guides

With Roald Dahl week right around the corner we’re getting crafty in the Hope Education office and have had great fun creating some Fantastic Mr Fox inspired paper plate crafts. They’re so easy so make sure you try them for yourselves.

Fantastic Mr Fox Face

For this first craft you will need:

  • Paper plate
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Paint/Paint Stick
  • Glue stick
  • Wiggly Eyes
  • Pencil

Step 1

Imagining the plate is a clock face, place a ruler across and make small marks at 3, 6 & 9 o’clock. Then, cut in a straight line from 3 o’clock down to 6 o’clock and from with 9 o’clock down to 6 o’clock. Make sure you you keep all your pieces as you will need them later!

Step 2

Place the two smaller pieces that you have cut out over each other at the pointy, bottom of the plate so they overlap and cut to size, these will form Fantastic Mr Fox’s nose. Again keep hold of these as you will need them later.

Step 3

 Once the pieces are cut to size, take one and colour half of it with black paint to make it look like a fox’s button nose.

Step 4

Whilst the nose piece is drying, colour the paper plate and the two smallest pieces (as they will be used for the ears once you are finished) using orange paint or a paint stick.

Step 5

Once the plate is dry go ahead and stick down the two nose pieces, as they overlap make sure the piece coloured to make the button nose is on top.

Step 6

Glue the small orange pieces to the rounded top of the plate, they should be sticking out to look like ears.

Step 7

Use to wiggly eyes to complete your fox face.

And there you have it your very own Fantastic Mr Fox Face.

Fantastic Mr Fox

For this craft you will need:

  • Paper plate
  • Black card
  • Glue stick
  • Yellow fibre tip pen
  • Orange paint/paint stick
  • Wiggly eyes

Step 1

First cut the plate in half, putting 1 of the halves to one side. From the other cut a “pizza slice” for Fantastic Mr Fox’s head, two small triangles for his ears, 4 small rectangles for his legs and 1 piece for his big bushy tail.

Step 2

Using the black card cut a small triangle for his button nose and glue it to the “pizza slice” that will be his head. Once dry decorate the head, ears and tail with a yellow fibre tip pen to create the different colours we can see on a fox.

Step 3

 Next is the fun part. Using orange paint or a paint stick, colour in all your pieces and you can be as messy as you like, we want our Fantastic Mr Fox to look as real and furry as possible.

Step 4

Once all your pieces are dry start to assemble your fox using a glue stick and don’t forget the finishing touch, wiggly eyes!

We’d love to see your own Fantastic Mr Fox creations. Why not share them with us on our Facebook page?

With Roald Dahl week right around the corner we’re getting crafty in the Hope Education office and have had great fun creating some Fantastic Mr Fox inspired paper plate crafts. They’re so easy so make sure you try them for yourselves.