Foxes: Algeria and Greenland

Foxes are adorable animals who can be found all over the world! They are masters of blending into their environments and so they can look very different depending on where they live in the world.

Greenland

Arctic Fox Craft

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In the arctic circle, there are some adorable white critters who find their home in Greenland. Due to all of the snow, the animals are camouflaged in their white fur. One of my favorite animals is the arctic fox and you can find them in abundance in Greenland!

To make your own, you will need:

  • white paper plate
  • white paper
  • white tissue paper
  • white or colored construction paper
  • glue
  • scissors
  • a colored pencil or crayon
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Start by cutting the plate in half, this will be the fox’s body.

Next cut or rip the fox’s face, 4 legs and tail- I drew Martin a template that was very quickly disregarded and I just encouraged him to ‘make a triangle’ or ‘make a long rectangle for the legs’.

Next, attach the head, legs, and tail to the plate with some glue.

Take small pieces of tissue paper, crumple them and then glue to the front to create the white fur.

Finally, add eyes and a nose and mount your fox either on a white background or a colorful one šŸ™‚

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Have fun and don’t forget to give your little critter a name!

Algeria

The Sahara Desert takes up four-fifths of Algeria. So it should come as no surprise that the national animal is one that finds it’s home in the desert- the fennec fox. This adorable little fox has disproportionately large ears and overall is a small animal. They are the smallest canid or member of the dog family and they can range in size from 13.5 to 15.5 inches long with tails adding another 9 inches onto that.

Fennec Fox Ear Craft

I thought it would be fun to make our own fennec fox ears.

You will need…

  • Headband
  • Craft foam
  • Hot glue gun
  • Marker
  • Scissors

Start by sketching out how large your would like your ears to be then cut out two ear shapes of the foam. Add two notches at the bottom, about an inch deep. I then asked Martin to give the ears fur.

With the hot glue gun, glue the notches overlapped to create a bend in the ears.

Next cut out the outside corners (this will make it easier to glue to the headband), then glue the ears on to the headband.

We glued ours a little too close together but they still work šŸ™‚

Fun Fact: You can have a fennec fox in your own house with AR! Simply open a smart phone device and google search “Fennec Fox” and you will have the option to “Meet a life-sized fennec fox up close”. We did it and it was so cool!

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