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Hedgehog Craft for Kids

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A super cute hedgehog craft for kids to make with autumn leaves

Kids will just adore making this super cute hedgehog craft using fallen autumn leaves.

It’s easy enough for preschool kids and perfect for fitting into the whole autumn nature theme.

You’ll just need a handful of things to make our hedgehog craft so it’s inexpensive as well as fun.

hedgehog craft made from red and orange autumn leaves stuck onto cardboard templates with painted on eyes and a stuck on button nose

Hedgehog Craft – What You Need To Make Cute Hedgehogs

collection of craft items ready to make hedgehog craft - autumn leaves in red and orange, scissors, glue, paintbrush, black pen, cardboard squares, lollipop sticks, buttons
  • Fallen autumn leaves – choose smaller ones if you can.
  • Cardboard
  • Glue
  • Glue brush
  • Black felt tip pen
  • Buttons – for noses
  • Scissors

Hedgehog Craft Instructions

1. Draw the hedgehog template

Just draw a rough hedgehog template onto the cardboard squares using the black felt tip pen.

hedgehog template drawn onto squares of brown cardboard

2. Cut out the hedgehog templates

Cut around the black outline of your hedgehog templates using scissors – smaller children may need a hand with this as the cardboard can be tricky to cut.

brown cardboard cut out into the shape of a hedgehog

3. Decorate your hedgehog

  • Stick the autumn leaves onto the body using glue – try to arrange them in a prickly pattern to resemble the hedgehog spikes.
  • Draw on a little black eye using the felt tip pen.
  • Stick on a button nose with glue.
hedgehog craft made from red and orange autumn leaves stuck onto cardboard templates with painted on eyes and a stuck on button nose

4. Turn your hedgehogs into pop up puppets

Simply stick a lollipop stick to the back of the hedgehog then you can use them as puppets or to decorate plants.

hedgehog craft made from red and orange autumn leaves stuck onto cardboard templates with painted on eyes and a stuck on button nose

More Hedgehog Activities For Kids

  • Go out on a nature walk, see if you can spot any sign of hedgehogs
  • Create a hedgehog cafe in the garden – get the instructions from RSPB Give Nature a Home

More Autumn Leaf Crafts For Kids

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hedgehog craft made from red and orange autumn leaves stuck onto cardboard templates with painted on eyes and a stuck on button nose. Text "nature craft - autumn leaf hedgehog craft - www.daisiesandpie.co.uk"

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Yield: 1 hedgehog

How To Make A Hedgehog Craft For Kids

hedgehog craft made from red and orange autumn leaves stuck onto cardboard templates with painted on eyes and a stuck on button nose

A super cute autumn craft for kids! Make little leaf hedgehogs.

Prep Time 1 hour
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost Less than £1

Materials

  • Fallen autumn leaves
  • Cardboard - just use a piece of box
  • 1 button
  • 1 lollipop stick

Tools

  • Glue
  • Glue brush
  • Black felt tip pen
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Just draw a rough hedgehog template onto the cardboard squares using the black felt tip pen.hedgehog template drawn onto squares of brown cardboard
  2. Cut around the black outline of your hedgehog templates using scissors – smaller children may need a hand with this as the cardboard can be tricky to cut. brown cardboard cut out into the shape of a hedgehog
  3. Stick the autumn leaves onto the body using glue – try to arrange them in a prickly pattern to resemble the hedgehog spikes. hedgehog craft made from red and orange autumn leaves stuck onto cardboard templates with painted on eyes and a stuck on button nose
  4. Draw on a little black eye using the felt tip pen.
  5. Stick on a button nose with glue.
  6. To turn your hedgehog in to a pop up puppet simply stick a lollipop stick to the back of the hedgehog then you can use them as puppets or to decorate plants.

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