This woodland fox treat holder is inspired by gingerbread man stories, which I often read to my preschoolers in December.
The interaction between the fox and the gingerbread cookie is always a highlight of each story. One of the first years we read a series of gingerbread stories, we happened to start by reading tales wherein the gingerbread cookie outsmarted the fox. When we finally read a version in which the spicy cookie did get eaten by a sly fox, one little preschooler couldn’t believe it. After a round of gingerbread man stories this year, a little learner asked “Do you think the gingerbread cookie will ever really get away?”
At the end of our current gingerbread storybook theme, I thought it would be fun to craft a fox treat holder for each preschooler. And to have a little gingerbread cookie in it. Below are instructions to make the treat holder, and a template to download for the craft.
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Woodland Fox Treat Holder Supplies
Gather the following supplies to make the whimsical fox treat holder:
- rust-colored cardstock paper
- cream-colored cardstock paper
- light brown pipe cleaner
- black pom pom
- wiggly eyes
- black felt pen
- glue stick
- glue gun
- crafted gingerbread person or a gingerbread cookie
- candy cane
Making The Woodland Fox Treat Holder
To make the woodland animal treat holder, start by cutting two fox faces from rust-colored cardstock paper. Feel free to download this fox template for the craft.
This printable is for individual or one classroom use only.
Then bend the cream-colored pipe cleaner into a half circle and use a glue gun to affix it to the ears of one fox head to create a handle.
Next, glue the edges of the fox together starting just below the ears.
Afterward, cut a heart shape from the cream-colored cardstock and glue it to the second rust-colored fox head. Then draw a mouth with a black marker.
Finally, glue on a black pom pom nose just above the mouth, and add two wiggly eyes.
Gingerbread Person and Candy Cane Favors
When the woodland fox treat holder is finished, have your little learner craft a gingerbread person to put inside. Then add a candy cane. The treat holder holds a small crafted gingerbread person and a large candy cane nicely.
Or you could add an edible gingerbread cookie and candy cane to the treat holder.
This crafted duo also makes a cute decoration to add to a Christmas tree.
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