I found this cutie on Roots of Simplicty. Believe it or not the body is made from an acorn with the cap removed. It is then slathered with wood glue and allowed to set until the glue is tacky. The quills are made from the seeds of marigolds and the tiny feet are lentils. According to the description, the eyes are made from black sesame seeds, but they look like apple seeds to me. For complete instructions, visit Roots of Simplicity.
This is a delightful, if slightly messy, craft for kids that gives you an opportunity to discuss the role of seeds in nature, as well as opening a dialog about the lovable hedgehog. This activity even leaves room for exploring the differences between hedgehogs and porcupines and their habitats.
But, most of all, it is just plain fun to make nature crafts with your kids.
Until Next Time . . . HAPPY GARDENING!
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