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Paper Squirrel Favors




Guests will go nuts over these cute critters. Squirrels perched atop logs filled with foil-wrapped chocolate chestnuts, hazelnuts, and walnuts make sweet seasonal tokens. Put one at each setting at the Thanksgiving table. If you'd like, you can write guests' names on the logs before assembling them so the favors can double as place cards.


  • Squirrel Favor Template
  • Heavyweight matte paper
  • Scissors
  • Bone folder
  • Glue stick
  • Utility knife
  • A straightedge
  • Double-sided tape


  1. Step 1

    Color-photocopy the template at 130 percent onto paper.

  2. Step 2

    Roughly cut around squirrel images. Fold along dotted line with bone folder; glue wrong sides together. Carefully cut out image.

  3. Step 3

    Cut out log. With a utility knife and a straightedge, make slits along solid lines. Fold dotted lines with bone folder.

  4. Step 4

    Insert base of squirrel into large slit; secure with tape on the underside of the log.

  5. Step 5

    Roll paper to form log, and insert tabs into the two small slits; secure with glue. Fold one log end and tabs; glue tabs to the inside of log. Fill with treats. Repeat to close the other end.

Martha Stewart Living, November 2006



Reviews (24)

  • GoodThingSeeker 5 Nov, 2011

    Please help! Where can I find the foil-wrapped chocolate nuts? I tried the suggestions that others made with no success. Surely they were found somewhere, or they would not have been included in this craft.

  • dsoleihl 14 Sep, 2011

    My PC does not support the file for this template. What download would I need, please : )

  • Sheryll 5 Nov, 2010

    My comment was cut off, so I was trying to say, that I wil have some M

  • Sheryll 5 Nov, 2010

    Well, guess I am being bad, but I am not giving chocolates in the ones I made, but real nuts. I will have Hershey's Kisses on my coffee table and Mantle and also, some M

  • terrie-bear 11 Nov, 2009

    Here is a link for the candy that I found online:

  • veggirl 20 Nov, 2008

    This is all I could find online. I guess it's the same place.
    Loveland Sweets
    124 W Loveland Ave
    Loveland, OH 45140

  • Marian1157 12 Nov, 2008

    How cute I can't wait till everyone sees these cute woodland creatures on my table Thank you

  • Annie-mal 12 Nov, 2008

    We love these and they will go perfectly with our "Nuts about Thanksgiving" kids' table! Thanks! Annie at

  • downtownflower 12 Nov, 2008

    I could'nt either, Is their and address or phone number?
    the squirels look so cute with the foil covered chocolates

  • janwren 6 Nov, 2008

    I could not get to the site.

  • gloryalice 4 Nov, 2008

    I carry the foiled nuts in my shop.

  • michele01 30 Aug, 2008


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  • Thermodelite 25 Aug, 2008

    Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions where to get the chocolate balls with the foil that looks like nuts? I'm having trouble locating them.

  • Leaflady 16 Aug, 2008

    I plan to use this for our church ladies group fall dinner. They are really cute and so easy to make especially with the template. Thanks.

  • potterygal 6 Feb, 2008

    I made these for Thanksgiving with the family and they went over very well. I think most of the candy was eaten before dinner even got started. And I loved how easy they were to make.

  • potterygal 6 Feb, 2008

    I made these for Thanksgiving with the family and they went over very well. I think most of the candy was eaten before dinner even got started. And I loved how easy they were to make.

  • blackmagicwoman 3 Feb, 2008

    I've been looking for this and lost it due to my ineptitude. I hate squirrels and love Martha so happy i can freak the family out at the next gathering. Plus they're beautiful!

  • Loreley25 1 Dec, 2007

    this is a really lovely gift!!

  • sandywaltuck 26 Nov, 2007

    These .pdf images do not print if you use Firefox - you have to open Internet Explorer.

  • MrsRP 22 Nov, 2007

    What size paper do you need to enlarge to 130% ?

  • bumpie 15 Nov, 2007

    LOVE IT very cute!

  • Since1982 15 Nov, 2007

    If your copier doesn't offer the option of selecting your enlargement ratio, you won't be able to exactly match 130% enlargement. Still, 125% seems pretty close for the purpose of this project. If you can locate a copier that offers a 110% enlargement option, you can enlarge the image three times to achieve 130%.

  • Candymindedgirl 15 Nov, 2007

    How do you set the printer to 130% mine only has 125 and 150 as an option