Do your kids love collecting pinecones? Why not turn them into adorable pinecone hedgehogs? Our little fir cone hedgehogs sit in their own grassy home where they can snuffle around for their dinner! We think this Pinecone Hedgehog Craft is just about the cutest thing ever, am I right?
Making pinecone hedgehogs is so fun and really quick and easy! We’re sure you’ll agree these little pinecone animals are just darling! What a sweet Fall craft for the kids.
Sadly the number of real hedgehog in the wild is in decline. Making a DIY pinecone hedgehog is a great way to teach children all about these amazing creatures and encourage them to care for them now and in the future.
There’s lots we can do to help our local hedgehog population and The British Hedgehog Preservation Society has some great resources. We like to make a hedgehog hibernation house for our garden every Autumn, in case a hedgehog needs somewhere safe and cosy to hibernate!
Pinecone Hedgehog Tutorial
To make this Pinecone Hedgehog Craft you will need:
How To Make Pinecone Hedgehogs
1 – To make your hedgehog’s grassy home draw a circle onto green card stock. Make the circle just big enough for your hedgehog to sit inside. Them draw an outer circle about an inch bigger and cut it out.
2 – To make your hedgehogs head cut out a brown circle about the same size as your inner green circle.
3 – To make the grass snip all around the outer green circle up to the inner circle. This is fantastic scissor skill practice for kids.
4 – Fold your cut green strips upwards to make a grass circle for your pinecone hedgehog to snuffle in.
5 – To make your pinecone hedgehog’s face make a cut in the brown circle from the edge to the centre.
6 – Curl the circle around itself to make a cone and staple or glue into place. Make sure the cone is the right size to fit onto the end of your pinecone before you staple it.
7 – Give your hedgehog a cute face using your eye stickers and a black marker pen to draw the ears, nose and mouth.
8 – Glue the face onto your pinecone hedgehog body.
9 – Sit your spiky friend inside his little grassy home and your pinecone hedgehog ornament is finished. We think this is one of the most adorable pinecone crafts we know!
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