5 Amazing Squirrel Crafts For Preschoolers

Written by Manjiri Kochrekar • 

If you are the proud parent of a preschooler, you probably know all about his love for playing in the garden. And, if your little one is fascinated by squirrels, or prefers chasing them around, you might want to teach him more about this elusive, yet cute little rodent.

Preschoolers love crafts and activities. And, Momjunction has come up with a great way to combine their love for both squirrels and crafts; the answer, or the idea, is simple: squirrel crafts.

Here, we list some squirrel crafts, which will be great fun for your little munchkin, and help improve his artistic sense, motor skills, and creativity:

1. Simple Squirrel Art:

You Will Need:

  • White construction paper
  • Grey crayons
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Scissors
  • A small nut
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Show your preschooler how to draw a picture of a simple squirrel on the white construction paper using a pencil and eraser.
  1. Help him cut out the shape of a squirrel using scissors.
  1. Paint the squirrel grey with the help of grey crayon.
  1. Paste a small nut in the paws of the squirrel using the glue.

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2. Coffee Grounds Squirrel:

You Will Need:

  • Squirrel template or pattern
  • Brown construction paper
  • Coffee grounds
  • Glue (white)
  • Wiggly eye
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

How To:

  1. Place the squirrel pattern on a brown construction paper and trace its shape using a pencil. Cut out the traced squirrel using scissors.
  1. Let your kid put the glue all over on one side of the traced squirrel image.
  1. Show your preschooler how to sprinkle coffee grounds on the squirrel image while the glue is still wet.
  1. Paste the wiggly eyes on the squirrel’s face. Explore this fun squirrel craft for preschoolers.

3. Squirrel Toilet Paper Craft:

You Will Need:

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Stapler
  • White watercolor
  • Black watercolor
  • Paint brushes
  • Bowl
  • Wiggly eyes
  • Glue
  • Giant chenille stem
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors

How To:

  1. Mix white and black paint in a small bowl and create a grey color.
  1. Show your kid how to paint the entire roll of toilet paper with the grey color. Let it dry.
  1. Now fold the top of the roll down to create ears of the little squirrel.
  1. Paste the wiggly eyes on the body of the roll using the glue.
  1. Draw and cut out nose and teeth from the construction paper and paste them below the eyes.
  1. Staple a giant chenille stem at the back of the toilet paper roll as its tail.

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4. Squirrel Collage:

You Will Need:

  • Orange or red feathers
  • Card paper
  • Wiggly eyes
  • Orange felt
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Show your preschooler how to arrange the orange feathers such that they should appear like the curved tail of a small squirrel. Paste the arranged feathers on the card paper using the glue.
  1. Help your kid to cut out the squirrel’s body out of the orange felt, and paste it on the card paper.
  1. Paste the Wiggly eyes on the squirrel’s face. Squirrel collage is one of the best squirrel crafts for children.

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5. Squirrel Spoon Craft:

You Will Need:

  • A wooden spoon
  • Glue
  • Black pen
  • Wiggly eyes
  • Grey felt
  • Grey paint
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors

How To:

  1. Show your preschooler how to paint a wooden spoon grey using the paint brush.
  1. Help your kid to cut a curved tail of squirrel out of the grey felt with the help of scissors.
  1. Cut the edges of the tail to make the tail fluffy.
  1. Paste the tail along the spoon using the glue.
  1. Cut out two small triangular shapes from the grey felt, and paste them as ears on the top of the spoon.
  1. Glue on the wiggly eyes on the spoon.
  1. Draw the nose of the squirrel using a black pen on the spoon. It can be the best squirrel craft for kids to make.

Did you teach any fun squirrel crafts to your preschooler? Which ones did he enjoy the most? Share your wonderful squirrel craft ideas with us. Leave a comment below.

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