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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Autumn Squirrel Wreath Craft

I know I haven't posted anything about homeschooling in a long time so here is a craft for you, my children enjoyed it.
Things you need are:.
Ring of cardboard (empty cereal boxes work great)
yellow and orange construction paper

Trace a small plate and a large plate onto a piece of old cardboard.
Its okay if you go over the folds of the cardboard
Cut a small strip of cardboard and glue it onto the back of the ring over any folds in the cardboard.
This is for reinforcement of the ring.Cut strips of construction paper (about 1 1/2 inches by 4 inches). Glue the strips into rolls (like making a paper chain)
Glue the rolls of construction paper onto the wreath.We made a yellow and orange pattern, but you can do it as you wish.

Print out the template.I used brown construction paper.I cut it down to fit in the printer.

Glue the head, acorn and two paws on top of the wreath.
Glue the body, tail and two paws on the back of the wreath (so it looks like the squirrel is peeking over the top.