Paper Plate Hedgehog | Autumn Crafts With Kids

Autumn is finally here! Don’t you just love this season? I love the dark nights, the rainy days and the beautiful colours autumn brings. Most of all I love autumn crafts. My kids and I made a hedgehog house for our allotment this week so we decided it would be fun to make some paper plate hedgehogs to put on the wall at home.

This super cute craft is great if your little ones are getting the hang of scissor control because there is a lot of snipping involved to make the spikes.

What You Will Need:

  • A Paper Plate
  • Glue
  • Brown and Black Paint
  • Scissors
  • And some little helpers

How to Make A Paper Plate Hedgehog:

Step one:

Take a paper plate and fold it in half. then glue the inside in the center to stick it together.

Step Two:

Cut out the hedgehog’s snout shape. I find drawing it on was a lot easier than just attempting to cut a snout shape. There you have the starting point of the hedgehog.

Step Three:

Take some Brown paint and get your little ones to colour Mr hedgehog in. Once he is done set him to one side to dry.

Step Four:


Once Mr hedgehog is dry if your child isn’t old enough to use scissors cut strips all around the top of the plate making the prickles. (because the plate is folded the prickles will look much fuller. If your little one can use scissors then ask them to do it. (Draw cutting guidelines if this will help).

Step Five:

Take some black paint and add on his nose and eye.

My kids loved this little fun craft and adored the outcome. Right now Mr hedgehog is displayed nicely on our craft wall for all to see. Why not give it a try.

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