Our Free Printable Squirrel Templates are ideal for coloring, crafting, classroom projects, and lesson plans during fall.
They include small, medium, and large squirrel outlines, as well as in color.
Do not forget to check out our matching squirrel activity ideas below.
Let’s dive right in and get inspired!
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9 Fun Squirrel Facts
Before we get started with our simple squirrel printables, let’s learn a little bit about these squirrely animals.
- Squirrels are rodents.
- There are around 280 different squirrel species.
- Most squirrels are small and have bushy tails and large eyes.
- Their big eyes help them skilfully climb trees and avoid predators.
- Squirrels eat mostly nuts, seeds, and fruits.
- They are born blind.
- Squirrels can not fly but glide between trees for a distance of up to 90 meters (295 ft.).
- Chipmunks are small squirrels with stripes.
- They have cheek pouches to help them carry food.
These and more facts about squirrels can be found in the following link.
Squirrel Books for Kids
Free Squirrel Templates in Small, Medium, and Large
These squirrel outlines come in two different styles, three different sizes, and in colors.
They are perfect for coloring, crafting, decorating, or classroom activities.
Especially when it comes to fall and farm-related projects they become very popular.
At the end of this article, I will show you some stunning squirrel arts and craft projects to use for our templates.
Squirrel Cut Out Materials
But before we get started with all these fun squirrel craft template ideas, let’s have a look at what we will need for our squirrel outline projects.
Here is a list of supplies you will need for our printable squirrel crafts.
Do you need advice on How to Introduce Crafting to your Preschooler? Then read our 10 tips that work next.
9 Easy Squirrel Template Ideas
1. Learn About Squirrel
Go check out our recommendation on squirrel books above.
2. S Is for Squirrels
Add our easy squirrel templates to your preschool alphabet lesson plan. Use them while learning the letter S.
First, print out some upper and lowercase letter S worksheets.
After your student are done with their sheets, make sure to include an easy squirrel craft for the S sound.
Tip: Make sure to study each letter individually so your students can form memories for each letter to recollect them more easily.
3. Squirrel Crafts
Let’s craft with our squirrel templates and find some fun craft supplies you can use on your squirrel’s tail.
Here are some cool tail ideas for your squirrel:
- Pom poms
- Paper Stripes
If you glue them on the squirrel’s tail it will have a nice 3D effect. The rest of the body is simply colored with crayons or markers.
4. Squirrel Coloring Pages
To adjust the difficulty level for older children, simply give them the smaller squirrel outlines.
They can also use a different painting technique that challenges them.
We for example love Salt Painting. Have you tried it yet? It is really fun and will give your squirrel a nice 3D look to it!
The full tutorials can be found in the links above!
If that wasn’t enough, go check our full list of 25 Easy Painting Ideas here.
5. DIY Squirrel Stencils
To repurpose them into squirrel stencils, I recommend using smaller or medium-sized squirrel outlines.
6. Fall Journal Decore
After you are done with your squirrel craft projects, use your finished squirrel pattern printables for your art journal, or photo album.
You can always craft more creative shapes or use the colored squirrel pictures and use them as backgrounds, patterns, or focal points in your scrapbook.
Especially when it comes to fall they make a nice focus point!
7. DIY Squirrel Cards and Invitations
Do you have a fall event or farm birthday party around the corner?
Simply let your children color our squirrel outlines and make adorable party invitations out of them.
Tip: Just make sure to use thicker paper for your cards.
They are a perfect match and can be set up easily in your backyard or next school event.
8. Squirrel Decoration
After you are done making your squirrel invitations it is time to decorate accordingly for your gathering.
You can turn our squirrel outlines easily into a garland, and decorate your walls, windows, doors, or party tables with them.
Use them for table place cards, and nametags for your party favors, or add them to your snack or gift boxes.
The possibilities for our squirrel printables are endless!
Tip: If you do not have time to craft and color, use our colored squirrel templates to decorate!
Squirrel Template Outline
There are many different ways to use our simple squirrel template outlines. Try them for your next woodwork or carving project, to create embroidery or cross-stitch patterns, for scrapbooks or other fun projects.
Do you have any better project ideas for our squirrel templates? Let us know in the comments below!
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