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You see squirrels running around all the time, but unlike paper squirrels, they are really hard to catch. Luckily for you, all you have to do is make this squirrel to keep it!

This squirrel craft is fun and easy and the perfect addition to your craft day. Sit at the table with your family and create your own little squirrel.

How Do You Make A Paper Squirrel

smiling paper squirrel

Making a paper squirrel is super easy with these directions and a free printable as well. The whole family can join in and get their craft on.

The materials you need for this craft can be found around your house or at your local craft store. With just some colored craft paper, scissors, and a few other materials, you will have your adorable paper squirrel.

As far as time goes, this craft is also super quick. With no more than ten minutes and it will be complete.

squirrel craft out of paper

Remember! These simple directions are not the law. If you want to add glitter or some polka dots for your squirrel, go for it! Your imagination is what makes you unique.

When you are all done your are all done with your paper squirrel, there are so many different ways you can use it. You can glue it to a wooden craft stick and making a puppet or make a few more to add to the squirrel family.

This adorable paper squirrel craft can also be given as a great gift! The best gifts are made with your hands and imagination.

brown paper squirrel out of paper

Invite over some friends and craft! Watch as you all make something a little different and still beautiful. You know that saying: friends who craft together stay together!

Most importantly, have fun! Crafting is a great way to relax and have a good time. This paper squirrel is your zen.

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Adorable Paper Squirrel Craft
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Adorable Paper Squirrel Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Making a paper squirrel is super easy with these directions and a free printable as well. The whole family can join in and get their craft on.



  • Scissors


  1. Select 2 different light shades of brown colored craft papers, dark brown colored paper, and cream, or off-white colored paper for this craft. Trace the squirrel patterns on the selected craft papers and cut them out nicely.
  2. Attach the oval-shaped piece in the middle of the main body pattern of the paper squirrel. Attach the thin tail pattern along the left side of the thick tail pattern. Attach the small oval-shaped cutout in the middle of the heart-like shaped (face) cutout. Attach the small square (white paper) below the small brown oval shape.
  3. Attach the heart-like pattern in the middle of the head pattern. Attach the head on the top side of the main body pattern.
  4. Attach the tail on either side of the main body pattern, on its backside.
  5. Use a black marker pen to draw the eyes and mouth of the paper squirrel.

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