Friday, 22 November 2013

Squirrel Toilet Roll Craft

Make a cute squirrel from a toilet roll tube. This toddler or preschooler craft is simple to make and fun to play with. Harry has loved collecting acorns this Autumn and has been asking and asking to make a squirrel.  So here it is (and mine too!).

Squirrel toilet roll craft for toddlers and preschoolers.
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You will need: 


  • Toilet rolls
  • Card (we used a cereal box)
  • Orange paint
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • Acorns
  • Glue



How to make a toilet roll squirrel


Harry started by painting a toilet roll tube orange. I cut out arms and a head shape from an old cereal box which he painted orange too. 


Once the paint had dried I stuck the arms and head onto the tube for Harry and we chose a nice fluffy pipe cleaner for his tail. Harry stuck on some googly eyes and he drew on the squirrels face (with a bit of help!) Harry then told me the squirrel needed to be holding an acorn so I glued them on for him.


Squirrel toilet roll craft for toddlers and preschoolers.

After waiting forever for the glue to dry we pushed a bit of tissue paper into the tube to make a bottom for it so that Harry could store all his acorns inside the squirrels.

Harry had lots of fun playing with them once they were finished, but unfortunately they didn't last long after he started throwing them in the air!



Squirrel toilet roll craft for toddlers and preschoolers.

Harry: Age 2


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