Take peanuts and give them a coat of paint all over. Let them dry.
Double over a matching pipe cleaner to make it a little puffier than the single strand. Give the tail a slight bend as shown, and trim so that it is just slightly taller than peanut.
Pick out which side of the peanut you’d like to be the front and then hot glue the tail to the bottom of the back.
Next hot glue four matching mini pom poms onto the peanut to be the squirrel’s legs.
Cut two tiny ears out of matching felt and hot glue to the top of the peanut. Finally, by cutting a piece of string about 4? long. Tie into a loop with an overhand knot and then hot glue into the gap between the back of the squirrel’s body and the pipe cleaner tail.