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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!

brown squirrel craft for kids

Fall Preschool Unit

Need some ideas to create a simple and engaging fall-themed preschool unit? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Here are a few activities that go along perfectly with this squirrel craft and fall.

Fall Pattern Block Mats

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.

Fall Crafts

Crafting is not only fun for kids, but it also helps them develop skills like scissors skills, fine motor skills, creativity, and more!

Below are some of our favorite fall crafts for kids:

orange and brown paper squirrel craft

Fall Sensory Play

Get the kids doing more sensory activities with this glittery fall sensory bottle or this apple pie sensory bin.

Both activities are great for hands-on play for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten-aged children!

Fall Field Trips

If possible, get the kids outside and exploring 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.

Free Squirrel Template

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Betty M. Croley

Friday 7th of May 2021

There is no end to craft ideas with simple everyday mom. I find so many crafts to use for story time. the kids are always excited about craft they make.

Sam T

Friday 7th of May 2021

Thanks Betty!

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