Arctic Fox : Arctic Circle Mini Series
AGE RANGE: PROJECT SHOULD BE EASILY ACCOMPLISHED BY AGES 4 AND UP WITH HELP FROM PARENT OR GUARDIAN
APPROXIMATE TIME: 1 HOUR
It’s officially the winter months! Join ARTmobile as we travel even further north into the Arctic Circle and explore some of the animals that live there. This week we are going to learn all about the Arctic Fox!
Kids will create a interactive project to learn about the Artic Fox!
The Arctic Fox is smaller than the Red Fox that lives here in Wisconsin. The Arctic Fox's white fur coat acts as camouflage to protect against predators and helps it to survive in temperatures of negative 58 degrees below zero!
As climate change becomes worse, the Arctic climate that these foxes thrive in is rapidly disappearing. Different predators are starting to invade their hunting grounds. A similar situation and distrubtions in habitat face other animals that live in the Arctic, like polar bears and harp seals. That why is important to remember that environment friendly actions that we take, such as reusing and recycling, can help to keep the planet and Arctic healthy. That way, all the creatures that we share this world with can continue to thrive!
Learn more about the arctic fox from National Geographic Kids site.
- Cotton balls
- Black paint
- Paint brush
- Small sticks
- Paper Plate
- Start by taking cotton balls and pull the fibers apart
- Take the paper plate and fold two sides inwards, creating a pointy tip
- Staple the plate into place
- Take another plate and cut out large triangles. Save the remainder of the plate and use for a future project
- Staple the triangles onto the top of the folded paper plate, creating ears
- Now, take your pulled-apart cotton balls and glue them onto the paper plate
- Once finished covering your fox face with cotton, take one fresh cotton ball and cover it completely with black paint
- Take four small sticks (popsicle sticks work) and cover those in black paint as well
- Take two buttons and glue them onto the cotton to create eyes
- Now, take your four dried sticks and slide them under the cotton and use glue to secure them
- Once you have your whiskers put in place, take the black cotton ball and glue it to the point of your fox’s face
- And there you have it, your very own Arctic Fox!