The PRINTABLE SQUIRREL HAT TEMPLATE comes in B/W for you to trace around or colour in and also 2 ready coloured versions too.
The photos below show this craft made with the addition of wiggle eyes and a pompom nose but the templates include paper eyes and noses if you prefer.
This simple paper squirrel craft is great for Autumn or if you’re exploring woodland animals. Each squirrel holds an acorn in its paws and has a big bushy tail. It really is the cutest Fall paper craft ever!
(This post has been updated 26/6/ 2020)
If you’re looking for more fun forest animal crafts take a peek at our Handprint Badgers, Yarn Wrapped Owls, Paper Cup Foxes and Pinecone Hedgehogs. Arty Crafty Kids has a fun round up of woodland animal crafts too.
Printable Squirrel Hat Craft Tutorial
To Make Squirrel Crowns You Will Need:
- Squirrel Hat Template
- Black Marker Pen
- Optional: Small Black Pom Pom, Wiggle Eyes
How To Make Squirrel Hats
1 – Download the printable squirrel hat craft template and print it out. (Black and white to colour in or trace around, or 2 full colour versions.)
2 – Trace around the template pieces onto coloured paper or cardstock and cut them out. We used light brown for the main pieces of the squirrel hat craft, red brown for the facial features and paws and light and dark green for the acorn. (Skip this step if you have coloured in your template or used the ready coloured template.)
3 – Glue the teeth onto the squirrel’s head. Then glue on the face piece and inner ears.
5 – Glue the acorn cap onto the top of the acorn and decorate in a criss cross pattern with black marker pen.
6 – glue the head onto the body piece of the squirrel hat. Then add the acorn and the four round paws. You can add toes to the paws with a marker pen.
7 – Staple the back panel of the squirrel headband onto the front panel.
8 – Loop the back panel round and staple it onto the other side of the front panel to make a complete circle.
9 – Staple the tail into place towards the back of the squirrel hat.
Now your squirrel hats are ready to be worn and enjoyed. What a fun Fall activity for kids!
(This post has been updated 20/6/2020. We are very sorry but due to rising costs we have had to start charging for some digital products. For the rest of 2020 if you really can’t afford the price of this product you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will do my best to reply within 10 working days to help you.)
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