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Free Printable Squirrel Templates

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!

free printable squirrel templates

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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.

Here are 9 Squirrel Facts you probably didn’t know!

  1. Squirrels are rodents.
  2. There are around 280 different squirrel species.
  3. Most squirrels are small and have bushy tails and large eyes.
  4. Their big eyes help them skilfully climb trees and avoid predators.
  5. Squirrels eat mostly nuts, seeds, and fruits.
  6. They are born blind.
  7. Squirrels can not fly but glide between trees for a distance of up to 90 meters (295 ft.).
  8. Chipmunks are small squirrels with stripes.
  9. 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

If you like our outline squirrel templates and wish to read a matching book for your children, go check out these adorable squirrel books for kids next.

Happy reading!

Why do they pretend to hide their nuts? How do squirrels’ forgotten nuts benefit Earth? Learn all about the curious world of squirrels and how you can help keep them safe.

Gray squirrels leap from high heights to move from tree to tree. Discover these delightful rodents’ life cycle and lifestyle in the woods.

Babies and toddlers are curious about animals! Read about a little red squirrel growing up in the forest. Learn about what squirrels eat, where they live, how they play, and where they sleep.

That lovable little worrywart is back. And he’s as scared as ever! In his latest adventure, Scaredy Squirrel sets out to make The Perfect Friend.

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.

Happy Crafting!

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

It is always nice to see how you can use our squirrel outlines. I hope the following squirrel printout ideas and activities will inspire you.

Therefore here are 9 Simple Squirrel Activities to keep you and your kids entertained:

  1. Learn About Squirrels
  2. S Is for Squirrels
  3. Squirrel Outline Crafts
  4. Squirrel Coloring Pages
  5. DIY Squirrel Stencils
  6. Fall Journal Decor
  7. DIY Squirrel Cards and Invitations
  8. Squirrel Decoration
  9. Squirrel Template Outlines

1. Learn About Squirrel

We already started introducing some fun squirrel facts above. Why not add squirrels to your preschool lesson plan?

While learning about these fun animals make sure to include a simple squirrel craft project.

You can also include educational books, which will help you with your studies about squirrels.

Go check out our recommendation on squirrel books above.

free printable squirrel coloring page

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.

free printable squirrel template outline

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:

  • Feathers
  • Leaves
  • Sticks
  • Pom poms
  • Stickers
  • Paper Stripes
  • Handprints
  • Fingerprints

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

The easiest way of using our templates is as squirrel coloring pages. Take our large squirrel outline printables and turn them into squirrel coloring sheets.

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!

Another great way is using the Bubble Wrap Technique, Painting with Pom Poms, or Straw Blow Art.

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.

Did you enjoy our squirrel template printables? Then try our popular Acorn Templates, Corn Outlines, or Maple Leaf Printables next.

5. DIY Squirrel Stencils

In case you are tired of regular art projects, use our squirrel printouts and turn them into easy squirrel stencils.

To repurpose them into squirrel stencils, I recommend using smaller or medium-sized squirrel outlines.

My most loved painting technique for stencils is using an old toothbrush. With the help of watercolors, you can create beautiful artwork.

You can find the complete Toothbrush Technique Guide here.


free printable squirrel stencils

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.

In case you are still looking for fun party games, then check out these cool Fall Festival Games or Halloween Party Activities.

They are a perfect match and can be set up easily in your backyard or next school event.

free printable squirrels outlines

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!

free printable squirrel decoration

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!

You loved crafting with our squirrel craft templates but like to learn how to draw a squirrel yourself? Then go check out this fun squirrel art tutorial next.

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Now it is your turn.
How did your kids enjoy their free squirrel templates?
Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.
I would love to hear from you!

stacy holley

Wednesday 21st of February 2024

love this!!!


Friday 3rd of November 2023