Squirrels are small mammals, very active and are well known for their bushy tails. A squirrel may be a family to rodents but they are super cute. The family of squirrels includes ground squirrels, flying squirrels, tree squirrels, marmots, woodchucks, chipmunks, and prairie dogs. You will mostly find squirrels in the Americas, Australia, Africa and Eurasia. Squirrels lives in tree hollows or nests which they build from leaves and twigs.
While learning about these fascinating creatures, children can make their own squirrel craft from materials of nature such as twigs and pine cones or other materials such as construction paper, pipe cleaners and toilet paper rolls.
To make stand-up paper squirrels, you will need to first choose which squirrel printable you want...a black squirrel, a white squirrel to color in yourself, or a tan squirrel. Once you choose a squirrel page to print, then you need to cut out the squirrel's body and head. Cut a slit in the body where it shows you to. Fold the squirrel on dotted lines...bend and push the squirrel's tail through the slit to keep the squirrel together. Cut a slit for the head to fit into or glue it in place. You now have a squirrel that stands on his own.
To make this paper squirrel mask, just go to the printable squirrel mask template and print it out and follow the directions on the page.
It might surprise you, but squirrels can be made from simple shapes. To show you this, cut out a big circle and a smaller circle. You can use buttons or coins to help you draw nice circles. Put the smaller circle on the top of the larger circle and paste it down like this. The picture above (#4) is on a slant towards the left, but you don't need to. You can then draw a circle for each ear...2 ovals for the hands...and one oval for the bottom foot. For the eye you can draw an oval ...and a letter 'v' for the nose. For the tail. draw a letter 'c'...and then draw downwards curved lines from the top down. You now have a squirrel.
This is a much easier-to-make than the paper model squirrel above. First print out the squirrel template. Then cut it out. You can color it with crayons, markers, or colored pencils if you want to. Then fold the legs and arms in half on the dotted lines. And put them thru the slits that you cut. Now you can stand up your squirrel or play with him.
If you want to learn how to draw cartoon squirrels, then here are two step by step drawing tutorials to help you. Click on the image above to choose the lesson to try.
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