DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Squirrel Paper Craft
This squirrel is a simple cut and paste paper craft that is fun for
young children to make. It makes a great project for preschool and
kindergarten kids (though my 9 year old really enjoyed it too *grin*)
There is a small (single page) and larger (two templates) version to choose from.
- something to colour with if using the B&W version,
- You can use brass tacks ("brads") instead of glue to attach the head, tail or arms if you want them to be moveable.
- Print out the template of choice.
- Colour (where appropriate).
- Cut out the template pieces -- parents can help cut out some of the more
difficult pieces like the acorn while children work on the easier
pieces like the body and legs.
- Glue the squirrel together in the following order:
- glue the feet behind the body
- glue the arms onto the body
- glue the acorn into one of the hands
- glue the tail behind the body
- glue the head onto the body
- See picture on the template for further help
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
Small Template (only 1 template needed)
Large Template (2 templates needed)
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