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Easy Quilled Squirrel Craft

Fall brings lots of beautiful colors and wildlife runs riot in the forest. Celebrate the season with this easy Quilled Squirrel craft for kids.

quilled squirrel pattern

As soon as late September comes my kids spend more time indoors and as a result we do more crafting. I try to do crafts 3 times a week. I feel like it helps their fine motor skills as well as their imaginations.

Squirrel crafts seem to be the thing we are doing the most right now. We made a beautiful squirrel wreath using colored crafts papers and also a toilet paper roll squirrel. These are great because my little kids use them for pretend play and to decor their bedrooms. 

We love quilled paper crafts in our house; some are more difficult than others. Previously we have made a heart hot air balloon craft  and a quilled paper goldfish

Like all my other paper quilling crafts this squirrel comes with step by step instructions and craft process images to ensure this is simple enough for kids to complete with Mum’s help of course. 

quilled squirrel pattern

Easy Quilled Squirrel Craft

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This easy Quilled Squirrel craft for kids helps them make a pretty Fall picture.


  • Card stock paper.
  • Quilling Papers.
  • Quilling Tool
  • Craft paper.
  • Pencil.
  • Ruler.
  • Scissors.
  • Glue.


Step 1:

Cut out the squirrel from the templates and glue it on a card.

easy quilled squirrel pattern

Step 2:

Take a long brown quilling strip (5 – 6 inches).

Use the quilling tool to roll the quilling strip.

how to quill paper technique

Step 3:

Make the brown quilled coil into a teardrop shape.

Glue the teardrop shape over the squirrel’s face.

teardrop quilling

Step 4:

Then take a pink and a brown quilling strip (3 inches each).

Glue the ends of the strips together.

Step 5:

Roll the pink and brown quilling strip into a tight teardrop shape. Then, glue it over the squirrel’s ear.

Step 6:

Take two shaded brown strips and join the ends together using glue.

Step 7:

Roll it into a closed coil, and then glue it over the squirrel’s body.

Step 8:

Glue a brown quilling strip around the edges of the squirrel’s tail.

Step 9:

Glue a different shade strip inside the tail.

diy quill squirrel craft for kids

Step 10:

Fill in the tail using more quilling strips and coils.

Step 11:

Then make a small and long teardrop shape using brown quilling papers (for claw and paw).

quilled shape patterns

Step 12:

Now, make a small triangular shape using a light yellow quilling strip, and 3 small brown teardrop shapes (for the acorn).

quilled squirrel shapes

Step 13:

Glue the claw and paw to the squirrel And then, glue the acorn together.

quilled acorn with squirrel

Step 14:

Cut out the leaves from the template.

autumn leaves

Step 15:

Decorate the card using the leaves and your craft is ready.

How long did it take you to complete your quilled squirrel? What will you use it for? Will you stick it onto some cardstock and use it as a Thanksgiving card? You could also use it as a picture or just put it in your craft scrapbook. 

You might also want to try some of my other great Fall crafts for kids including my paper plate Fall tree picture or my Woodland Fairy craft with paper

Please download my free template to help you make this easy quilled squirrel pattern:-

Quilled Squirrel Craft Template

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