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How To Make Acorn Squirrels

We’re well into October and all the acorns have long ago fallen off the trees. However, if your kids are anything like mine, they’ve stashed a few acorns around the house just for fun (or for later, I’m not sure which). A few days ago I came across a stash in our china cabinet. Rather than throw them away, I decided we’d make acorn squirrels out of them because my girls hid the acorns just like squirrels do.

acorn squirrels

These cute little critters would make a great addition to your fall decorating or even your Thanksgiving table! My girls, however, are having fun just playing with them. To make them yourselves you’ll need:

  • Those acorns your kids have stashed away
  • Brown pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • A hot glue gun*
  • A black marker

*It goes without saying that you will need to help your younger kids with the hot glue gun!

acorn squirrels

1) Start by gluing two acorns together, one on top of the other.

acorn squirrels

2) Next cut a piece of pipe cleaner so that it is long enough for feet and a tail when folded in half. Loosely fold the pipe cleaner in half then fold the bottom into the feet. Glue the back of the acorns to the tail as seen above.

acorn squirrels

3) Now cut two pieces of pipe cleaner long enough for the arms. Bend on end slightly up and glue each arm between the acorns as shown above.

acorn squirrels

4) Glue tiny pieces of pipe cleaner on the top for ears then draw a face.

You’re done! Sit back and admire your little acorn squirrel.

acorn squirrels

The girls thought these were so fun to make and thought they were so cute that we made a family of acorn squirrels! The one in the middle is the albino squirrel that lives in our neighbor’s yard 🙂

To be honest, I think if it weren’t for the tail, I would think these were acorn teddy bears! Maybe we’ll make those next year (or if I find another stash of acorns in the house).

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