I’m not sure why it’s taken me this long to share a squirrel craft with you all because these little creatures have always fascinated me. When we went to college in MA, the squirrel should have been our school’s mascot. They were everywhere (including getting into your room if you lives by a tree on the 3rd floor), and they were big and beautiful.
Some little scamps would get into the trash cans and not be able to get themselves out because of the type of trash can opening. Then an unsuspecting person would come by to throw their trash out, and the squirrel would come jumping out. I don’t know who was more traumatized…the squirrel or the person.
Here are a few more fun squirrel facts:
- They are born blind and completely helpless.
- Chipmunks are part of the squirrel family.
- They are masters at burying and finding their “treasure”, finding it even beneath a foot of snow.
- Squirrels are very intelligent creatures.
- To get through the winter months, they bulk up in weight and live off of their cached food stores.
- They can leap 10x their body height.
- Their speed is amazing, running up to 20 miles per hour.
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Paper lunch bag
- Scotch tape
- Glue stick
- Squirrel craft template
Crafting with your kids is invaluable, but we so often don’t take the time out to just create together. What’s holding you back? I know all of the excuses (because I’ve given them myself). So, I have a plan to help…First of all, I pledge to keep the crafts simple so that they can actually be completed by children (not a grown up while kids just watch). Secondly, I promise to stick to our master list of supplies for the resources for all of the crafts on this site and in our kids’ crafts ebooks. Fill your bag, and your prep is done. It’s as simple as that. No more excuses 🙂
Squirrel Craft Instructions
Step 1: Use the Squirrel Craft Template
- Print out the squirrel craft templates. You can just print onto regular paper and use them as a template or print directly onto the brown construction paper. If you print straight onto the construction paper, just cut it down to the 8 1/2 x 11 inch size to fit properly.
- Cut out all of the pieces.
Step 2: Start the Assembly
- Use the glue stick to attach the squirrel arms to the paper bag.
- Then attach the squirrel tail.
Step 3: Stuff It
- Crumple up some strips of newspaper.
- Fill the paper lunch bag with the crumpled up newspaper. Just don’t over-stuff it.
Step 4: Close It Up
- Pinch the top of the paper bag closed and secure it with scotch tape.
Step 5: Add the Head
- Attach the front of the squirrel’s head using tape.
- Then glue the back of the head in place, sandwiching the closed top of the paper bag. (This step is optional)
- Add details to the squirrel’s body using your markers.
Step 6: Finish Off Your Squirrel Craft
- Glue the squirrel’s feet in place.
- Next, glue the acorn so that it is being held by his hands.
- Use the markers to add any other details you like to finish off your paper squirrel craft.
Now that you know how to make a squirrel craft, what will you do with it? Maybe you can make him some friends, like this adorable fluffy bunny and a little mouse. Add details to your squirrel that make him unique, just like you. Honestly, the only limit is your imagination. Maybe your squirrel will wear a colorful scarf or maybe she has blue eye shadow. Or maybe your squirrel has a mohawk…just go for it!
More Animal Crafts for Kids to Make
- Llama Craft
- Kangaroo Craft
- Ocean Animal Crafts
- Skunk Craft
- Tiger Craft
- Giraffe Craft
- Clothespin Animals (Tiger, Unicorn and Zebra)
- Wiggly Eared Dog Craft
- Axolotl Craft Puppet
- Sleeping Deer Craft
- Paper Bag Cats
- Paper Bag Owl Crafts
- Fluffy Bunny Craft
- Sleeping Cat Craft
- Clothespin Porcupine Craft