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Squirrel Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Is there anything cuter than squirrels running up and down trees in the fall?!

It’s a quintessential sign of fall in our minds, so we made this easy squirrel craft for kids to get ready for the change of seasons!

This paper squirrel is easy to create and comes with a free printable template which makes it great for making not only at home but at school, daycare, or even for library storytime.

Check out our quick video to see exactly how to put these cute little guys together and make them with your kiddos this fall.

And, be sure to check out all of our fun and simple camping activities for kids to find even more great projects!

Easy Paper Squirrel

squirrel craft image collage with the words squirrel craft in the middle

Supplies

Related: Handprint Hedgehog Craft

Directions

Download the squirrel template, print, and cut out the pieces.

hands holding squirrel craft template

Take the top part of the squirrel’s head and glue it to the base part of the squirrel’s head.

squirrel paper craft head

Glue the inner ears to the head piece. Next, glue the eyes just below the arch of the squirrel’s face. Finish the face by gluing the squirrel’s nose just above the mouth line.

hands gluing inner ears to squirrel head
hands gluing eyes to paper squirrel head
hands gluing nose onto paper squirrel head

Place the completed head on top of the squirrel’s body and glue in place.

hands gluing squirrel head to body

Position the tail of the squirrel to the left of the body and head and glue in place behind the squirrel.

hands gluing paper squirrel tail to back of body

Arrange the left leg in front of the body and the right leg behind the body, like in the picture below and glue in place.

hands gluing paper squirrel legs to body

Place the arms, one on each side, just above the legs and glue to secure. Cut a small tooth from white paper and glue just below the mouth.

hands gluing paper squirrel arms onto craft

Admire your cute squirrel craft!

Do you want to keep your kids entertained all year long with fun animal crafts? We’ve got you covered! Our animal craft book has 52 weeks of unique & adorable animal crafts for kids. Watch your child’s creativity blossom as they improve fine motor skills!

brown squirrel craft for kids

Want more fall activities? The fall printables bundle for kids is the perfect way to get your child excited for the upcoming fall season. With 80 pages of fun and learning, your child will be entertained for hours. From worksheets to color by numbers and pattern block mats, this bundle has everything you need to keep your child occupied and learning all at the same time.

Fall Preschool Unit

Need some ideas to create a simple and engaging fall-themed preschool unit? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’ve collected some of our favorite autumn crafts, activities, and printables that are fun, engaging, and educational!

Read on below and you’ll be ready in just a few minutes.

Kids’ Fall Books

Reading aloud to young children is one of the best things parents can do to encourage a love of reading. Not only does it give children a chance to hear how stories are supposed to sound, but it also helps them develop important language and literacy skills.

And there’s no better time to start than in the fall when the days are getting shorter and the evenings are perfect for snuggling up with a good book. So grab one or all of these popular fall books.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Leaf: The mischievous old lady swallowed a handful of leaves! Her tummy started to rumble. So she swallowed some more items. Then even more. But as her stomach grew full, the leaves began to poke out through her mouth… when suddenly – poofffff! – it turned into a scarecrow!

Pete The Cat Falling For Autumn: Pete is not a fan of fall. But he decides to do some detective work and finds out that there are lots of things about this season he loves, like corn mazes, hayrides, wearing scarves, and apple picking! This story helps kids learn that even though they might not love every season of the year, there are still good parts to each one.

We’re Going On A Leaf Hunt: The seasons are changing, the days getting are shorter, and children everywhere are starting to make plans for their favorite outdoor adventures – and what could be more fun than a Leaf Hunt?!

orange and brown paper squirrel craft

Fall Crafts For Kids

As any parent knows, kids are full of energy and creativity. And one of the best ways to channel that boundless energy and creativity is through crafts.

Crafts allow kids to explore their imaginations, express their emotions, and experiment with new materials and techniques.

Crafting also helps kids develop fine motor skills, learn to follow instructions, and think creatively. In addition, crafting is a great way to bond with parents and other family members.

So if you’re looking for a fun activity that’s also educational and beneficial for your child, consider letting them do some of these fun crafts:

fall crafts for kids image collage

Paper Plate Hedgehog Craft – Fall is the perfect time to get crafty with your kids! And what could be cooler than making your very own hedgehog out of a paper plate? You only need a few supplies and our free template.

Raccoon Craft For Kids – This simple papercraft raccoon is perfect for kids to make! Just cut out the shapes and glue them together. The woodland theme is perfect for any nature-lovers. This project is simple and quick, perfect for a rainy day activity. Your kids will love playing with their new paper raccoon friends!

Corn Craft For Preschoolers – Fall is the perfect time to visit a corn maze with the kids. But before you go, or after you come home, why not make this cute corn craft together? It’s easy and fun, and it provides a great opportunity for kids to practice fine motor skills.

Kids’ Fall Activities

Squirrel Craft For Kids [Free Template]

These fall pattern block mats feature adorable animals like a fox, raccoon, owl, and hedgehog. Print them out and let kids use pattern blocks to complete the pictures! They’re great for little hands that are working on fine motor skills, shapes, and patterns.

Get the kids doing more sensory activities with this fall play dough kit or this apple pie sensory bin. Both of these activities are great for helping kids explore their senses, imagine, and play pretend!

Fall Field Trips

If possible, get the kids outside and to explore their local farms, corn mazes, and pumpkin patches! There are so many different learning opportunities that kids are exposed to when they’re in a new area.

A few ideas include teaching kids about:

  • farming, planting, harvesting
  • the pumpkin or apple life cycle
  • counting (pumpkin in a row at a pumpkin patch)
  • vocabulary (naming items/objects they see)

And so much more! Get out there and have fun with those kids!

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

More Fall Ideas For Kids

Squirrel Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Squirrel Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

See how easy it is to make this cute paper squirrel craft with the kids. It's a fun fall craft everyone will love!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper (in shades of brown, orange, gray and black)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Squirrel template (download form located at the end of this post)

Instructions

  1. Download the squirrel template, print, and cut out the pieces.
  2. Take the top part of the squirrel's head and glue it to the base part of the squirrel's head.
  3. Glue the inner ears to the head piece.
  4. Glue the eyes just below the arch of the squirrel's face.
  5. Finish the face by gluing the squirrel's nose just above the mouth line.
  6. Place the completed head on top of the squirrel's body and glue in place.
  7. Position the tail of the squirrel to the left of the body and head and glue in place behind the squirrel.
  8. Arrange the left leg in front of the body and the right leg behind the body and glue in place.
  9. Place the arms, one on each side, just above the legs and glue to secure.
  10. Cut a small tooth from white paper and glue just below the mouth.

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Free Squirrel Template

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Sarah

Tuesday 27th of September 2022

Love this squirrel craft!

Sam

Wednesday 28th of September 2022

Oh, thanks!

Rhonda Buck

Sunday 11th of September 2022

Can you please send me the Squirrel Craft free template

Sam

Monday 12th of September 2022

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you 🙂

Ann Hallam

Tuesday 6th of September 2022

Please can you send me the Squirrel Craft

Ann Hallam

Tuesday 23rd of August 2022

Can I please have the free Squirrel template

Sam

Wednesday 24th of August 2022

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you 🙂

Jeanne Seifert

Friday 19th of August 2022

I am unable to locate templates for any of your crafts. Please advise.

jeanneteach@comcast.net

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