This hedgehog craft is simply the sweetest. You can choose to make it colorful or more traditional muted tones. It’s great as a preschool craft or toddler craft too, and placing the tissue paper squares is the perfect fine motor activity. Of course, kids of any age will enjoy making this adorable animal craft.
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Fun Facts about Hedgehogs
- Hedgehogs are nocturnal, which means that they sleep during the day and are awake at night.
- They have the ability to hibernate, though not all do.
- Their snout is very helpful in foraging for their favorite foods of insects, worms, caterpillars and berries.
- Hedgehogs have around 5000 to 7000 spikes on their backs.
- They used to be called “urchins” before they were called hedgehogs.
To learn more about hedgehogs, check out this article by National Geographic Kids.
Combine Reading with Crafting
The best way that I can think of to elevate the crafting experience is to combine it with reading a good book. Here are some of our favorite hedgehog themed books for kids.
SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Construction paper
- Glue stick
- Tissue paper squares (colors of your choice)
This adorable craft starts with construction paper and takes just a few additional supplies. And, as always, everything on this list comes from our master list of supplies that we use for every single creative project you see on this site and in our shop. We never stray from this list to make crafting with your kids so much more do-able, even when life is hectic. Just fill your bag…and craft along.
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How to make a Hedgehog Craft
Step 1: Make the Body
- Choose a color of construction paper for the body of your hedgehog.
- Now cut that piece of paper in half.
- On one of the halves, draw a large egg shape.
- Cut out the egg shape, and this will be the body of your hedgehog.
Step 2: Add the Spikes
- Choose tissue paper squares in whatever color(s) you would like for the spikes of your hedgehog craft.
- Glue the tissue paper squares all around the outside of your cut out egg shape, being sure to leave a good portion of the tissue paper sticking over the edge.
Step 3: Finish Off Your Hedgehog Craft
- Now flip your hedgehog craft over.
- On the front of the body, draw 2 circles for his little front paws and 2 ovals for his back paws, as pictured.
- Last, use your markers to draw your hedgehog a sweet little face. Keep it simple.
Now that you know how to make a hedgehog craft, create more friends for him. You can make more hedgehog crafts, choosing different colors and combinations each time. If you add a large popsicle stick handle to the bottom, he becomes a cute puppet that you can use to tell stories.