10 ‘Fox In Socks’ Craft Preschool Kids Will Love

| Last Updated: January 31, 2023

Fox In Socks by Dr. Seuss uses two characters, a Fox and a yellow creature called Knox, to introduce different wacky words. The fox challenges Knox to say some tongue twisters but complains about how challenging they are.

Supplement learnings from the book by letting your preschoolers complete the crafts listed below. They’re fun to do and will make the children love the characters more!

Great Fox In Socks Crafts for Preschool

Hand-Eye Coordination | Muscle Strength | Developmental Skills

1. Fox in Socks Shapes Puppet

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Making this craft helps children improve their listening comprehension and ability to follow instructions. It also teaches them about shapes and cutting skills. 

Download and print the fox template on cardstock and have the children color it. Next, instruct the children to glue the large triangle onto the oval shape to make the fox’s face and body. Let them glue two small triangles on top of the large triangle for the ears.

Have the children glue the nose and eyes in the center of the triangle. Glue the two legs onto the body, attach socks to the end of the legs, and glue a craft stick at the back to make a puppet. 


  • Craft Stick
  • Crayons
  • Fox puppet templates
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • White card stock or copy paper

Get a copy of the fox template on abcsofliteracy.com

Sensory Development | Fine Motor Skills | Focus

2. Fox in Socks Handprint Canvas

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Introduce the book’s characters to the class through handprint painting. This craft is surprisingly easy to make and is perfect for celebrating Dr. Seuss’s Day in class!

For the fox, paint the tip of the children’s fingers blue and the rest of their hand orange. For the Knox, paint the children’s entire hand in bright yellow.

Next, guide the children to press their hands onto the canvass. In one swift motion, help the little ones pull up their hands to avoid smearing the paint. Provide markers to the class and let them add facial features to the characters, and they’re done!


  • Black Permanent Marker
  • Canvas
  • Paint in yellow, orange, pink, white, black, and blue colors
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil

Learn more about this craft on theinspirationedit.com.

Fine Motor Skills | Scissor Skills | Concentration

3. Paper Plate Fox Craft

This budget-friendly craft will keep preschoolers busy. They can play with their foxes after, encouraging imaginative play. 

First, show the class how to trim down the paper plate to look like a triangle (for the fox’s face). Cut up orange tissue paper into small squares in advance, so the class can quickly glue them to the fox’s face.

Guide the children to cut two triangles from the orange cardstock for the fox’s ears and a circle out of the black for the eyes and nose. Let the little ones glue all these pieces to the fox’s face and have them display their work in the classroom. 


  • Large paper plate 
  • Orange tissue paper
  • White school glue
  • Scissors
  • Orange and black cardstock paper
  • Two large wiggle eyes 
  • Stapler

Check out how adorable this craft looks on gluedtomycraftsblog.com

Fine Motor Skills | Cognitive Abilities | Social-Emotional Skills

4. Popsicle Stick Fox Puppet

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Fox in Socks features a red fox. Use this craft to teach the class about real-life red foxes and their unique abilities. Encourage them to play with their puppets after to bond with their peers. They can also engage in pretend to play with this puppet while reading the story.

Start by showing the class how to glue three jumbo craft sticks to form a triangle. Have them paint the triangle orange and set it aside to dry. 

Next, instruct them to trace the triangle onto the orange paper to form a smaller triangle and glue it to the back of the stick triangle. Using felt paper, guide the children in making the fox’s eyes and nose. Let them cut two triangles for the ears to complete the fox.


  • Black and white felt
  • Hot glue and hot glue gun
  • Jumbo craft sticks
  • Large googly eyes
  • Orange acrylic craft paint
  • Orange card stock
  • Scissors

For other fun and easy-to-make crafts for preschoolers, visit craftcreatecook.com.

Fine Motor Skills | Scissor Skills | Hand-Eye Coordination

5. Fox in Socks Paper Bag Puppet

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Preschoolers will love this craft because it’s fun and easy to put together. You can also arrange a puppet show in class and have the children share why they love foxes.

Download the puppet template, print, and cut out the pieces. Position the fox’s body at the bottom of a brown paper bag and let the children glue it in place. Have them glue the head onto the top flap of the bag, glue the eyes to the face, and then each arm onto the backside of the bag. 


  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored card stock (orange & blue)
  • Fox in Socks paper bag puppet template
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • White card stock

Take note of the tips and tricks shared by simpleeverydaymom.com in making this cute craft. 

Cognitive Development | Fine Motor Skills | Creativity

6. Fox Sock Puppet

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What’s more fun than making a fox out of a sock? The class will be proud of themselves once they turn their old socks into colorful puppets. Let them use these puppets during your read-aloud to make the session more engaging!

To begin, have the class cut the pipe cleaner into two pieces, about 4″ long, and then bend them to form the fox’s ears. Put the sock on the children’s hands and let them paint the fox’s mouth and chest using paint. Guide them to hot glue the pipe cleaner earns, pompom nose, and googly eyes to the fox’s head, and that’s it — the class now has a sock puppet to play with!


  • A sock – preferably an orange tube sock
  • Black pompom for the nose
  • Googly eyes
  • Hot glue gun
  • Paint Brush
  • Pipe cleaner for the ears
  • Water dish
  • White paint

For other animal-themed crafts, head on to woojr.com.

Sensory Development | Fine Motor Skills | Creativity

7. Paper Handprint Fox in Socks Puppet

This craft is perfect for pretend plays or as a reading tool. It’s also a unique keepsake that’ll help children remember the Fox in Socks and Dr. Seuss. 

Begin by showing the class how to trace their hands on orange cardstock. Using scissors, guide them on trimming out the handprint design. Have them cut out a fox head (you can print a guide as their reference) with the remaining orange cardstock. 

Next, instruct the children to glue the cardstock face to the handprint. Add a pompom nose and some wiggly eyes to the fox’s face. Let them cut four blue socks or shoes for their foxes, glue those to their fingertips, and attach a jumbo popsicle stick at the back to finish off.


  • Brown pompom 
  • Glue
  • Jumbo wavy popsicle stick 
  • Optional materials – embellishments like glitter, rhinestones, sequins
  • Orange and blue cardstock paper
  • Scissors
  • Wiggle eyes

Find more Dr. Seuss-inspired crafts on gluedtomycraftsblog.com.

Fine Motor Skills | Hand-Eye Coordination | Shape Recognition

8. Heart Fox Craft

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Make Valentine’s Day more fun for the children by teaching them this craft. It uses many heart-shaped papers to make a fox face, which they can use as a card or keepsake after!

Download and print the template, and have the class trace and cut the shapes. Next, have them glue the heart-shaped ears, eyes, and nose to the fox’s face. That’s all the steps the class has to follow in making this unique and cute craft!


  • Glue
  • Orange, white, and black paper
  • Printable Fox PDF
  • Scissors

Visit housingaforest.com to access and download the printable template. 

Fine Motor Skills | Taking Turns | Social Development

9. Fox in Socks Tweetle Beetle Battle Bottle

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The class can use this bottle to battle against each other. Whoever finds the most bugs hidden in the rice after shaking the bottle wins!

Using a funnel, guide the class in pouring white rice into the water bottle until it’s half full. Number the plastic toy bugs and place them inside the bottle. Have the children add more rice until it reaches the round part of the bottle. Secure the cap with super glue or hot glue. 

Print the game cards and have the children draw one at a time. The game cards show different tasks to complete, like finding bugs whose numbers add up to 5 in 3 minutes. Make sure to prepare a prize for the winner!


  • An empty, clean 2-liter bottle
  • Cardstock or a funnel
  • Glue
  • Permanent marker
  • Small toy bugs
  • Uncooked white rice

Head to madincrafts.com to download the game cards.

Fine Motor Skills | Shape Recognition | Creative Thinking

10. DIY Cardboard Fox Costume

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Help the class make this fox costume and let them wear it during Halloween or after reading Dr. Seuss’ books. This costume is unique, fun, and requires very few materials!

Grab a piece of cardboard and sketch a fox shape onto it. The size depends on who’s going to wear the costume, so measure the child accordingly. Sketch the tail separately and glue it onto the body. This secures the tail better than it being part of the body. 

Draw a long paper triangle shape as your template and let the class use it to trace and make several triangle pieces using orange paper. Have them fold the papers in half. Cut a semi-circle for the arm in the center of the fox before letting the children glue all the paper parts to the body. 


  • Brown, orange, and white construction paper
  • Cardboard
  • Hot glue gun
  • String

Check out how children should wear this fox costume on hellowonderful.co.


Learning about Fox in Socks and the characters in the story can be fun for preschoolers when you introduce the right activities to them. These activities will keep them busy while helping them develop essential skills, making the lesson more beneficial. 

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