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Try This at Home: Fox in Socks Craft

We have been having a blast celebrating Dr. Seuss as one of our Authors of the Month all March long! Beyond reading, we have explored his wacky but wise collection of books with everything from themed dress-up days to classroom door decorating contests and all types of art projects.

To keep the fun going at home, we’re sharing a cute and simple craft you can co-create with your children at home, inspired by Dr. Seuss’s “Fox in Socks” – using supplies you probably already have around the house.

This is a great craft that young children can do with varying levels of help from adults. You can let them take control to express their unique creativity or work with them more closely to create the craft by the book.

Let our friends from The Malvern School of Malvern show you how it’s done!

Supplies
You’ll need:

  • 1 disposable paper plate, cut into 6 large triangles like a pizza pie
  • 1 sheet of red tissue paper
  • Orange construction paper cut into two smaller equal-size triangles
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Glue


Instructions

  1. Start by ripping up the red tissue paper into lots of tiny pieces, about 1” x 1”. (This is the best part!)
    Set the tissue paper to the side for just a minute.
  2. Choose one of the large paper plate triangles to serve as your base. Apply glue generously on one side.


  3. Carefully cover all of the glue with pieces of red tissue paper.
  4. On top of the tissue paper, along the long top leg of the triangle base, put two horizontal lines of glue. Then, apply the orange triangles as pointy ears on top.
  5. Put glue on the back of each eye and place them on top of the tissue paper, beneath the orange ears.

  6. Let the glue dry and behold your masterpiece!

Well done, kids!

You can also use these supplies to make other creations, like these penguins our Young Toddlers made for an activity related to Sandra Boynton’s book, “Your Personal Penguin.” Just cut the papers plates and construction paper into different shapes and use different colored tissue paper. Whatever you decide, have fun!

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