|Hedgehog, 2011, made by my 8-year-old|
Last fall, my daughter and I created some miniature hedgehogs out of acorns. Though the wood glue made them fairly durable, they were not indestructible. So this month we started to make more.
- Acorns with tops removed = body
- Long prickly seeds (from weeds or marigolds) = spines
- Wood glue
- Lentils = feet
- Black sesame seeds (or draw dots with a permanent marker) = eyes
Tip: The prickly seeds and lentils are a little tricky to stick on properly. Try letting the wood glue get half-way dry (until tacky) and then attach the seeds.
At first I called these critters porcupines, but after looking at some photos of the real animals, I thought hedgehogs were better (and cuter). What do you think? Would you call these hedgehogs or porcupines?