We’ve got the perfect storage solution for all your colouring pens and pencils. Have a go at making your own Squirrel pen pot with some simple household items. Follow the instructions below.

you will need

Note: Make sure you have a grown up with you to help with scissors and small pieces


  1. Print out sheets 1 & 2, then colour in, using the Squirrels’ colours.
  2. Carefully cut out each strip, including the eyes.*
  3. To make the pot, take a toilet roll tube and cut it to match the size of the strip.*
  4. Then glue each end of the strip and wrap around the toilet roll tube.
  5. Glue the eyes on top.
  6. Repeat four times for the rest of the Squirrels.
  7. Print sheet 3 and cut out the shape to make the base for the pots.*
  8. Glue one end of each pot and attach to the base.
  9. Now add your pens!

*Ask a grown up to help you with these steps.

Download the sheets