DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Leaf Hedgehog Paper Craft

leaf hedgehog paper craftContributed by Leanne Guenther

The hedgehog is a spiky mammal that lives in forests in Europe, Asia and Africa.  It is similar to the porcupine found in the Americas -- you can call this craft a porcupine instead of a hedgehog if you like!

In areas where the winter is cold, hedgehogs hibernate -- this means they eat lots in the autumn to store up energy and then they sleep all winter.

This hedgehog uses leaves for his spikes.  You can collect leaves in the summer or autumn or you can use the leaf templates I have provided if you don't want to use real leaves.  If you use real leaves, be aware that after a little while they get crunchy and can make a mess if you play with them.

My favorite time to make this craft is during the autumn as part of a lesson about animals that hibernate.

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Templates:

Hedgehog Template  (color)   or   (B&W)

Leaf Template           (color)  or    (B&W)

 

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