Woodland animal crafts are some of our favorites and this hedgehog toilet paper roll craft is at the top of our list!
We love creating easy toilet paper roll crafts for kids because they’re a fun way to use recycled material and they’re the perfect size for playing with once you’re done making them.
This craft is great for fall, woodland, or forest animal units! Be sure to download the free printable template to make it even easier. We’ve given you two options in the template download.
You can either make the hedgehog with paper or you can print it out in black and white and let the kids color it in. Either option is fun and simple to make with preschool, pre-k, or kindergarten children.
Toilet Roll Hedgehog
- Toilet paper roll or new cardboard tube
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Tape (optional)
- Black marker
- Hedgehog template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the hedgehog template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Glue the hedgehog’s body to the middle of the brown rectangle, then glue the belly just under the mouth. Use scissors to trim off any excess paper that hangs below the rectangle.
Place the arms on either side of the hedgehog body and glue them in place.
Use the black marker to draw on the hedgehog’s nose just above the mouth.
Glue on the template eyes or use googly eyes.
Place tape on one end of the brown rectangle and tape to the cardboard tube. Roll the paper around it then secure the other end with another piece of tape.
Flatten the cardboard tube a bit, then add glue to the backside of the hedgehog and glue to the hedgehog quills.
Isn’t this little guy the cutest?
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Forest Animal Unit Ideas
Don’t stop here! Keep the fun going by creating an engaging forest animal unit. From sharing some sweet stories to educational worksheets, we have tons of ideas your kids will love.
Keep reading to explore some of our favorite forest animal unit ideas below!
Forest Animal Children’s Books
Reading aloud to your kids is one of the most important things you can do for their development. And it’s not just because it’ll give them a head start on reading or help them improve their literacy skills.
Reading aloud to your kids also has all sorts of other benefits, like helping them develop their imaginations, improving their communication skills, and even making them more empathetic.
So if you’re looking for a way to help your kids grow and develop, make sure to add some reading time into your routine.
Below are some of our favorite forest animal books for kids. Grab them from the library or add them to your home collection.
The Kissing Hand – This sweet book will not only have kids captivated, but it may also help with separation anxiety. We definitely recommend adding this one to your collection!
Peek-a-Flap Who – This board book is great for toddlers all the way up to kindergarten children. All kids love lifting the flaps, but there are also little facts about the animals in the forest.
Over in the Forest – We love this book for introducing kids to forest animals. Find the hidden animals, learn about forest animals, and discover baby animal names.
Kids’ Forest Animal Crafts
Many people might think that crafting is just a waste of time. But there are actually quite a few benefits to encouraging your kids to get crafty!
For one thing, it can help them to develop fine motor skills. This is important for tasks like writing and using scissors. In addition, crafting can also improve problem-solving skills and spatial awareness.
And it’s not just good for the brain – crafting can also be therapeutic, helping to reduce stress and promote relaxation. So next time your kid asks to do a craft project, say yes!
Try adding in some more of these fun ideas:
Paper Plate Skunk Craft – This skunk craft is a fun activity for kids! It’s easy, and best of all, it doesn’t require any fancy technology – just some paint, paper plates, and a little bit of imagination. So round up the kiddos and get ready to get creative!
Raccoon Paper Bag Puppet – This raccoon puppet craft is perfect for show-and-tell at school, or for playing make-believe at home. It’s also a great way to way to introduce forest animals to the kids.
Owl Popsicle Stick Craft – Whooooo loves a good owl craft? We sure do! Download the template and make this adorable little owl craft!
Paper Plate Fox Craft – This fox craft is the perfect project for kids who love animals! It’s a fun and easy way to bring a little bit of the wild into your home. And, best of all, it comes with a free template.
Forest Animal Activities
Can your kiddos find their way through these forest animal alphabet maze worksheets? They must identify the specified upper and lower case letters to make it to the end of the maze!
This activity is great for practicing letter recognition and is lots of fun. Your kids will have a blast completing each letter maze!
Check out our forest animal I Spy printables for a fun twist on the traditional game. Your kids will work on their counting and number identification skills while searching for each forest animal in the pictures! This activity is easy to set up, and the visuals also make it fun for younger kids.
Help young readers practice their skills with our forest animal emergent reader book! The layout is simple, and the text is repetitive, making it an excellent tool for kids learning to read.
We’ve also included coloring opportunities to reinforce color recognition and fine motor skill development.
This hibernating animals activity pack is perfect for eager little learners! Whether they’re discovering facts about hibernation, doing a crossword puzzle, or working on their scissors skills, your kids will have lots of fun while learning.
Print this pack out today and get ready for an educational adventure!
More Forest Animal Fun
- This fall sensory jar is a great screen-free activity for kids!
- Decorate your child’s room or playroom with the most adorable fox pendulum clock!
- These bear figures are perfect for encouraging kids to pretend.
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Ideas For Kids
- Toilet paper roll or cardboard tube
- Construction paper
- Glue stick
- Tape (optional)
- Black marker
- Hedgehog template (download form located at the end of this post)
- Download the hedgehog template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Glue the hedgehog body to the middle of the brown rectangle, then glue the belly just under the mouth. Use scissors to trim off any excess paper that hangs below the rectangle.
- Place the arms on either side of the hedgehog body and glue in place.
- Use the black marker to draw on the hedgehog's nose just above the mouth.
- Glue on the template eyes or use googly eyes.
- Place tape on one end of the brown rectangle and tape to the cardboard tube. Roll the paper around it then secure the other end with another piece of tape.
- Flatten the cardboard tube a bit, then add glue to the backside of the hedgehog and glue to the hedgehog quills.