How to Make a Squirrel on the Keyboard

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How to Make a Squirrel on the Keyboard
You can create a squirrel using the symbols on your keyboard. (Polka Dot/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

Have you ever wondered how people make certain characters and animals when typing messages online on a social networking website or chat room box? Besides smiley faces, you can add animals to your text boxes when typing online. You can create a squirrel by simply using the parentheses, period, and slash button on the keyboard.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Press the spacebar 11 times, then press the slash key (/) once and the greater than sign (>) twice. Then, hit Enter.

    It should look like this: />>

  2. 2

    Press the spacebar eight times, then insert a period, followed by an apostrophe. Hit the spacebar three times, then insert another apostrophe. Press the Shift button and keep it pressed while pressing the right bracket key to create a }. Then, hit Enter.

    It should look like this .' '}

  3. 3

    Hit the spacebar twice. Hold down the CTRL button and, while holding it down, press the hyphen twice. Press the comma button, then, hit the SPACEBAR once and press the quotation button once. Then, hit Enter.

    Example __, '

  4. 4

    Press the Shift button and keep it held down while also pressing the left bracket key to create this symbol {. Keep the Shift key held down and press the hyphen key one time. Release the Shift key. Insert a right slash symbol () followed by a period. Push the quotation key once to create this symbol '. Hit the spacebar four times, then insert two less than signs (<) by holding down the Shift button while pressing the < key. Hit the Enter key.

    It should look like this: {_.' <<

  5. 5

    Press the spacebar key three times, then insert a slash symbol and hit the spacebar one more time. Insert a left parentheses, then hit the spacebar three more times. Insert the right parentheses symbol. Hold down the Shift button while pressing the hyphen key at the same time. Release the Shift key. Insert a slash symbol and then press the symbol twice. The symbol is located under the ESC key. Hit the Enter key.

    Example \ ( )_/``

  6. 6

    Press the spacebar key five times and then push the ` key twice. Hold down the Shift key and press the hyphen key, then the spacebar, then the hyphen key again, then the spacebar and finally, the hyphen key again. Insert two additional `` keys to finish making the squirrel.

  7. 7

    Here is what your final squirrel should look like.

         /&gt;&gt;
    

    __ .' '}

    {_ .' <<

    ( )_/``

    ``---``
    

Tips and warnings

  • There are many other versions of squirrels to make using a keyboard. Check out the other examples from heartnsoul.com.

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