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ROALD Dahl is still the na­tion’s favourite chil­dren’s au­thor, a sur­vey by Ama­zon UK found – with sev­eral of his clas­sic books fea­tur­ing in the top 10 of kids’ favourite nov­els. Maggy, of crafts web­site, says: “The best bit about this cos­tume is that you only re­ally have to make a mask and then dress smartly, as Fan­tas­tic Mr Fox is in­deed a smart fox. So this is a great dress-up idea for kids who don’t like to dress up.”


A ce­real box (min A4 size) Scis­sors Glue String/ elas­tic Paint Printer (for print­a­bles of the mask, avail­able for free down­load on the Party De­lights web­site. You can draw the mask your­self if you’re feel­ing cre­ative!)


Print your pa­per mask and cut it out. Trace your print­able on a ce­real box and cut out the pieces – a back, a front and some eye­brows. Make some holes in the back piece and add your elas­tic. You may want to add a lit­tle tape to se­cure the card­board and avoid rip­ping. Check­ing your print­able, fold along the dot­ted line to shape the sides of the nose. To shape the front of the nose, cut the two black slits and fold the nose in. A hot glue gun is ideal for glu­ing ev­ery­thing in place. If you don’t have one, you may want to use cloth pegs to help keep the dif­fer­ent parts in place whilst your fox mask is dry­ing. Now for the fun part – paint­ing the mask! Mag­gie rec­om­mends paint­ing some white across the bot­tom of the fox mask, then mix­ing red and yel­low to get a vi­brant fox-coloured or­ange. Once dry, the nose can be painted black.

CRAFTY Fold­ing over the nose for Fan­tas­tic Mr Fox

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