Hedgehogs and autumn leaves are two things that I truly love. So I created a craft that combines the two in a fun and family-friendly fine motor skills activity!
- Leaves or coloured paper to make your own leaves
- A printed template of a hedgehog or your little one can draw his or her own
- A paint brush
- A pen, pencil, or markers
Download templates: Hedgehog, leaves
Introduce the Activity1. Start this activity by showing this picture of a hedgehog to your little one, and asking him or her to describe it.
Fun Fact – Hedgehogs are omnivorous, meaning they eat everything. They especially like snacking on insects, snails, frogs, and berries!
How to Make Your Hedgehog
2. Go out for a walk and leaf hunt! If there aren’t any autumn leaves around, you can use our template to cut out some leaves instead.
3. Use the brush to paint your hedgehog’s head with glue.
4. Glue the leaves to your hedgehog, pointy ends sticking out.
Fun Fact – When hedgehogs are scared, they roll into a tight little ball to defend themselves.
5. Colour your hedgehog’s nose.
Fun Fact – Hedgehogs are mostly nocturnal animals meaning they sleep during the day and they are active at night.
6. Now you have a beautiful hedgehog!
I would love to see your little one’s hedgehog! Share your work with me on Instagram by tagging your photo with #petitlouloucraft or send me a picture directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Have a beautiful day!