3D Paper Hedgehog Craft

3D Hedgehog Craft for Kids

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As we move into Autumn and begin to think about the topic of forest animals and the little furry friends that will be preparing for hibernation, why not kickstart learning at home or at school with this adorable 3D Paper Hedgehog Craft.

Our latest hedgehog craft joins a growing collection of 3D paper crafts; all designed to combine the creativity of craft, the interest of perspective and the fun of movement that capture the imaginations of younger and older children alike.

Kickstart the Autumn term with this adorable 3D Paper Hedgehog Craft. Our latest hedgehog craft joins a growing collection of 3D paper crafts; all designed to combine the creativity of craft, the interest of perspective and the fun of movement that capture the imaginations of younger and older children alike.

This cute ball of fun is a fantastic craft for developing fine motor skills. The zig-zag spikes, carefully guided by dotted lines, will work , strengthen and challenge children’s cutting skills.

How to Make the 3D Paper Hedgehog Craft:

What you need:

White Card Stock (for printing)
White and Brown Colored Card Stock
Tissue Paper – Autumn Shades
Paint or Coloring Pencils/Crayons
Glue Stick
Scissors
Black Marker Pen

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Paint the template for the 3D Paper Hedgehog Craft. 

Once dry, carefully cut out the hedgehog elements.

Paint the Hedgehog Template

Use your favourite paints or crayons to paint the hedgehog elements. Will you make it look realistic with different shades of Autumn brown colors, or make the hedgehog colorful like a rainbow?

When the hedgehog is dry, carefully cut out all the elements from the template.

Cut out a handful of leaf shapes from tissue paper, using colorful Autumn color shades.

A Bed of Tissue Paper Leaves

Gather some bright and colorful tissue paper and cut out a number of leafy shapes.

Layer the tissue paper along the bottom of the card stock to create a fallen bed of Autumn leaves,

Cut out the Hedgehog Elements, following the lines of the dotted zig-zags within the ovals.

Cut out the Hedgehog Elements

Follow the zig-zag lines within the three oval shapes to create spikes.

Secure the body of the hedgehog to the bed of leafy tissue paper.

Secure the Hedgehog Body to the Leafy Floor

Glue the body of the hedgehog to the leafy tissue paper bed.

Secure the first spiky oval to the body of the hedgehog.

Add the First Layer of Spikes

Next, glue the largest spiky oval to the hedgehogs body. We now have a first layer before we transform our hedgehog into a spiky ball.

Secure the bottom of the second layer to the first.

Secure the Bottom of the Second Layer

Apply glue to bottom of the second oval and place this on top of the first spiky layer.

Create paper loops from brown paper cardstock.

Create Paper Loops

Cut a strip widthwise from a sheet of brown A4 card, and cut it in half. Take the first strip, curl it around to make a ring and secure it with a spot of glue so it doesn’t come undone. Repeat with the second strip.

Position the first loop under the loose layer of spikes.

Creating a Lift

Stick the first loop behind the loose area of the second spiky oval.

Repeat the process for the second layer of spikes - creating two lifts.

Layering Another Spiky Lift

Repeat the above process with the final spiky oval.

With the two lifts added, the spikes will now be secure and will create a familiar hedgehog ball type shape.

Complete the 3D Paper Hedgehog Craft with a smile, an eye and cute button nose!

Complete the 3D Paper Hedgehog Craft

Let’s make our hedgehog cute!

Complete the 3D hedgehog with an eye and nose, following by a big smile

More Hedgehog Crafts for Kids:

Fork Painted Hedgehog Craft

Fork Painted Hedgehog Art Project for kids with an Autumnal twist! This easy and fun fall craft is perfect for kids at home or school

https://www.artycraftykids.com/art/fork-painted-hedgehog-art-project/

Paper Plate Hedgehog Craft

Today I have the sweetest, most adorable Paper Plate Hedgehog Craft you will ever see! it even comes with spikes that can be stroked and arranged to form pretty patterns.

https://www.artycraftykids.com/craft/paper-plate-hedgehog-craft/

Nature Hedgehog Craft

Natures changing colors and textures always inspire our creativity. So if you’re looking for a lovely, easy craft to help little ones welcome the changing season, this nature hedgehog craft is for you.

https://www.artycraftykids.com/autumn/nature-hedgehog-craft/

Happy Crafting!

Kickstart the Autumn term with this adorable 3D Paper Hedgehog Craft. Our latest hedgehog craft joins a growing collection of 3D paper crafts; all designed to combine the creativity of craft, the interest of perspective and the fun of movement that capture the imaginations of younger and older children alike.

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