So who likes to make stuff? We do! We’re back at the crafting table this year! We’ll be posting an animal themed craft each month of the year!

In honor of Squirrel Appreciation Day, which is January 21st, we’re making a squirrel pencil topper! Who’s ready to cut and glue? Let’s do this!

January 2012 Craft:  Squirrel Pencil Topper


  • Fabric glue or hot glue gun*
  • Gray Felt
  • Cream Felt
  • Buttons, pom poms or thread
  • Black Permanent marker
  • Scissors
  • Squirrel Pattern


Step 1: Download and print the pattern.

Step 2: Trace pattern on to the felt and cut out the felt pieces.

Step 3: Glue the two body pieces together. Put a line of glue around edges- leave a hole in the bottom for your pencil.

Step 4: Glue the cream piece to the front of the squirrel body.

Step 5: Glue one head piece to the body, then glue the other head on the back.


Step 6: Glue the tail on the back of the squirrel.


Step 7: Glue on the face (you can use small buttons, pom poms or draw one on with the black marker)

Step 8: Put your squirrel on a pencil! Voila! You have a squirrel pencil topper!


*We had trouble with fabric glue sticking, so we ended up using a hot glue gun- make sure you have an adult do this for you J!

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  1. Aawwwwwww how cute!!!!

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