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Autumn Squirrel Wood Box

By: Melony Bradley for Uchida of America, Corp.

Autumn Squirrel Wood Box

This cute squirrel box from Uchida of America is a a great project to do with kids! Decorate a wood box for the autumn season or Thanksgiving with punched paper shapes.  Fall craft ideas do not have to all feature turkeys and ghosts. Autumn buddies come in all shapes and sizes. If you are looking for kids craft ideas for those in-between times when Halloween and Thanksgiving are long gone, consider making this Autumn Squirrel Wood Box. This charming little idea will drive you nuts with how adorable it is. Just look out below for the full instructions on how to make this squirrely craft idea for kids!

This charming paper craft idea is the perfect idea for your little one this fall. Whether you need a cute Halloween treat bag or just want them to practice their motor skills by cutting out the paper sections of this craft, this idea is sure to delight them during and after they create it.

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids


Find this kids craft idea and more in our collection of 11 Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids.



  • Marvy® Uchida Garden Craft Markers- white, yellow, orange
  • Marvy® Uchida Clever Lever Craft Punch
    • Giga - Scalloped Heart
    • Super Jumbo - Oval
    • Extra Jumbo - Flower, scalloped oval
    • Jumbo - Heart, circle, Country heart
  • Marvy® Uchida Le Plume marker- black
  • Small wood box with oval handles
  • Cardstock- dark brown, light brown, white
  • Medium wiggle eyes- two
  • Beacon Adhesives™ Zip Dry™ Paper Glue
  • Marvy® Paper Trimming Buddy- straight blade


  1. Use the Garden Craft Markers to paint the wood box alternating colors of orange, yellow and white. Use black marker to outline front of box and to write “Harvest Fun” on wood box.
  2. Punch the following from the cardstock:
    Dark Brown- one large oval, one scalloped oval, two circles, two country hearts
    Light Brown- one scalloped heart, four medium hearts, one flower
    White- two country hearts
  3. Use the paper trimmer to cut dark brown cardstock to 2” square. Cut three very small strips for the acorn stems. Cut rounded tops off hearts to form acorns. Cut circles in half to form caps. Use Le plume pen to make details and to outline acorns and caps. Glue acorn to cap and stems. Cut flower in half to form squirrel hands. Use Le plume market to outline scalloped heart, hands, and to draw details on oval for tail.
  4. Assemble squirrel from punches and adhere to front of wood box as shown. Use marker for mouth and to outline white hearts for teeth. Glue wiggle eyes on squirrel.

 For more Thanksgiving and holiday projects go to our Holiday Crafts eBook


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