Autumn Spiky paper hedgehogs

Autumn Spiky paper hedgehogs

Like so many others right now we are spending almost all of our time at home or in the garden. Crafting has always been a part of our day but now i’m busy trying to come up with even more to keep our 4yo entertained alongside learning his letters and numbers. Like many others he misses his friends at school so it’s been important for us to make sure that he has fun things to do each day. These Autumn spiky paper hedgehogs are not just one of my favourite crafts of today but one of my favourite ever. i think they’re adorable and they definitely provided an hour of fun after we ended up making a whole family of them!

You will need:

  • Light and dark brown paper or card
  • White paper
  • Colored paper
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue

First take your brown card and cut out the elongated tear shape of your hedgehog’s body as you can see above.

Cut out a round or heart shaped nose from your coloured paper. Then cut out a white oval and draw on the outer eye and pupil using your black marker. Glue the eye and nose down onto your hedgehog.

Cut out some strips of your dark brown card and fold them in half to make squares.

Glue your squares down in row on your hedgehog to make his spikes. Put aside to dry and your super cute hedgehog is finished!

Did you like this hedgehog craft? Why not check out this leaf rubbing hedgehog?!

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Leafy hedgehog collage

Leafy hedgehog collage

My son is always collecting leaves, I’m not quite sure why, its just something he’s always done. Usually we make cute little nature pictures from them but sadly once off the tree, leaves don’t last very long! This time we decided to use our leaves to make a picture we could keep. We’ve made a leafy hedgehog collage a few times and we thought this time why not use wax rubbings of our leaves so that we can keep him and hang him on the wall!

You will need

background paper
white paper
Wax crayons
Brown paper
Black marker
Googly eye or marker
scissors & glue

Its best to start your hedgehog by making his face, this gives the glue time to dry before you add your leaves. To make the face all you need to do is cut out a brown triangle and stick it down on one side of your paper. Then, give your hedgehog an eye and a nose!
(you could always cut out a fancier shaped head – Triangles are just easy for my little guy to cut out!)

Now to make your wax rubbings! To do so, simply place your leaf face up under your piece of white paper. Lay your wax crayon on its side and rub it over your paper where your leaf is. Depending on how hard your crayon is you may need to add a little pressure. We used around 12 leaf rubbings per hedgehog but it will depend on the size of your leaves!

Now you need to cut out your lead rubbings! Young children may find it easier if you draw them a guide line to follow around each leaf.

Finally, glue your leaf rubbings down to create your hedgehogs spiky body. How Cute does he look!?

Did you like this leafy hedgehog collage? Why not check out my pinecone penguin ornament?

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