Squirrel Fall Wreath Craft for Kids

When I think of Autumn I think of pretty colors and crafting. My Squirrel Fall wreath craft for kids is such an awesome activity for little ones wanting to make some pretty decor for their bedrooms.

squirrel wreath craft with paper

My kids love finding squirrels in the forest foraging for food. Sometimes we bring them nuts but they run away as soon as they hear any footprints coming in their direction. 

I love the hustle and bustle of wildlife on my nature walks with the kids. We love watching the squirrels climbing high in the trees to stay safe. 

For Fall we normally do leaf crafts like my leaf monsters or my paper plate fall tree craft. Just recently I decided to do a series on Fall animals to help teach my kids about the sorts of things you can expect to see in the local forest. I have an adorable Red Fox craft coming soon so watch out for that!

I do plan on adding some more lovely squirrel crafts for kids soon so keep reading!! This time I thought we would make a paper wreath highlighting some of our favorite things from Autumn. 

Paper wreath crafts are an awesome way to decorate your home this Fall. Kids can easily follow my craft procedure and turn some colored craft papers and my free template into a pretty Squirrel wreath complete with leaves and acorns.

squirrel wreath craft with paper

Squirrel Fall Wreath Craft for Kids

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This Squirrel Fall wreath craft for kids features colored leaves and acorns and is the perfect Autumn craft with paper for children.

Materials

  • Paper plate or cardboard paper.
  • Brown wrapping paper.
  • Colourful craft paper.
  • Pencil.
  • Scissors.
  • Glue.
  • Marker pens.

Instructions

Step 1:

Cut out your wreath base from cardboard paper.

paper wreath template

Step 2:

Cut out a long strip of brown wrapping paper about 2-3 inches wide. 

And start wrapping the wreath base with brown paper.

Little kids can do this. It is great for fine motor skills.

Step 3:

Wrap the whole wreath with brown paper and secure the ends.  

how to make a squirrel wreath

Step 4:

Now, cut out the maple leaves from the template.

Step 5:

Glue the leaves on the wreath.

Step 6:

Cut out the acorns from the templates as well.

Step 7:

Then, glue the acorns on the wreath.

diy fall wreath craft with acorns

Step 8:

Cut out the pieces for the squirrel from the PDF template. 

Step 9:

Glue the squirrel’s face to the head. 

Step 10:

Now, glue the forelegs, bottom legs and the tail to the squirrel’s body.

Step 11:

Glue the nose and draw the squirrel’s face using colourful markers. 

Step 12:

Glue the squirrel to a popsicle stick.

how to make a squirrel wreath for Fall

Step 13:

And then, glue the squirrel to the wreath.

diy squirrel wreath for Fall

If you like Fall crafts for kids then I would recommend my Autumn wind chime made from a tin can and some paint. You can also decorate your home with a pretty DIY Fall banner.

Please print my free color template to help you make the paper squirrel, leaves and acorns for this wreath:-

Squirrel Wreath Template

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