Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Acorn Hedgehogs: An Autumn Nature Craft

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.

Materials used:
  • 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?


RedTedArt said...

I think your hedgehog is ADORABLE! I love it. So cute!

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Justine said...

This is so cute!

Anonymous said...

adorable, and so resourceful! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!