This easy paper squirrel craft with bobblehead is a great addition to your collection of fall animal crafts, woodland animals, or even forest animal lesson plans!
This cute squirrel craft has a head that bobbles up and down. It appears as if our squirrel is busy eating an acorn! This makes it such a fun craft idea for kids of all ages.
It comes with a printable template and all you need is cardstock paper, scissors, glue, and markers to make this squirrel craft. This is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, childcare, library story times or to do with toddlers or elementary school kids.
Looking for even more autumn craft ideas? Then check out this beautiful paper plate owl craft and fall paper leaf chain we made last year! Also, don’t forget to check out this gorgeous collection of fall crafts for kids!
Supplies you need to make an easy squirrel craft with a bobblehead
- Bobblehead squirrel craft template
- Black, brown and red markers
- Three A4 cardstocks, two of the same color and the third one white (Not very thick)
- Craft glue
How to make a paper squirrel craft with bobblehead?
Download the squirrel craft template from our printable library by signing up for our newsletter below.
After you sign up, you will get an email to confirm your subscription and once you confirm, you will get another email with a link and password to access our printable library. Open the printable library and you will be able to find our squirrel printable under the section “Fall”.
Print the first two pages of the squirrel template on two brown (or any other color of your choice) A4 cardstock and the third page on white A4 cardstock. (If you don’t have any colored cardstock handy, you could also print all of them on white cardstock and color them in using watercolor or crayons.)
Color in the nose red and the acorn brown. The kids can also draw some lines on the acorn if they want. Now, cut out all the parts from the template.
Let’s make the squirrel’s face first. Stick the white wavy-shaped piece on the squirrel’s face for the mouth part. Then stick the nose and eyes and draw a mouth with two teeth.
Stick the small white ear shapes on the big brown ears. Now stick each of the ears on either side of the head.
We are going to make the squirrel’s body now. Stick the white long wavy piece in the middle of the body. Then stick the small rectangle on the top of the body vertically. We are going to make a small accordion shape for sticking the head to this rectangle.
To make the accordion fold, take the two rectangular paper strips and stick them together at a 90-degree angle. Fold the bottom strip over the top strip and crease the fold. Again, take the bottom strip over the top one and crease the fold. Repeat it till you run out of paper. Secure the ends at the last fold by adding a dab of glue.
Stick one end of the accordion fold on the top part of the rectangle shape. Now stick the squirrel’s face on the other end of the accordion fold. Gently move the squirrel’s body and you will see the squirrel’s face bobble already!
Get the squirrel’s hands and fold the rectangle shape over the oval shape for each of them. Then apply some glue behind the rectangles and stick them on either side of the squirrel’s body.
Get the squirrel’s two legs and fold the rectangles over the oval shapes. Apply glue inside the rectangle shape and stick each of them behind the squirrel’s body such that the oval shape comes in the front and the rectangles go to the back.
Stick the small white tail part on the big brown tail. Now, stick behind the squirrel’s body.
Using a black marker, draw three lines on each of the hands and legs.
Finally, stick the acorn behind one of the hands. You can slightly bend the hands to form a curvy shape and get a more natural look.
Our paper squirrel craft is ready! Take it in hand and gently move its body. Watch the squirrel bobbling its head and eating the acorn!
Aren’t they looking super cute?
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