Squirrels are often a pest in the gardens raiding bird feeders with the cleverest of Houdini acrobats. Having said that, they’re the cutest of animals! There are none in Australia.
After visiting family in USA and seeing the squirrels, it wasn’t hard for me to fall in love with them. This was made for my grand daughter.
The body curve follows a cultivator spring onto which I welded the horse shoe legs and paws. The face is a cultivator part modified around the mouth. Brass eyes bring him to life. Bedding mesh gives the squirrel the bushy tail and tummy.
Not sure my family in the US want to be reminded of squirrels when they’re literally as thick as rabbits! Needless to say, I had fun making him.