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Hedgehog Toilet Paper Roll Craft [FREE Template]

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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 toilet paper roll crafts for kids because they’re a fun way to used 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 let the kids color it in.

Either option is fun and simple to make with preschool, pre-k, or kindergarten children.

Easy Hedgehog Craft For Kids

toilet paper roll hedgehog craft collage image with the words recycled hedgehog kid's craft in the middle

Supplies

  • Toilet paper roll or cardboard tube
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Tape (optional)
  • Black marker
  • Hedgehog template (download form located at the end of this post)

Directions

Download the hedgehog template, print and cut out the pieces you need.

hands holding toilet paper roll hedgehog craft template

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.

hands gluing hedgehog body to brown rectangle
hands gluing belly to toilet paper roll hedgehog craft
hands cutting cream paper off

Place the arms on either side of the hedgehog body and glue in place.

hands gluing arms onto toilet paper roll hedgehog

Use the black marker to draw on the hedgehog’s nose just above the mouth.

hands drawing nose on toilet paper roll hedgehog

Glue on the template eyes or use googly eyes.

hands gluing eyes onto toilet paper roll hedgehog

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.

hands rolling paper hedgehog around toilet paper roll

Flatten the cardboard tube a bit, then add glue to the backside of the hedgehog and glue to the hedgehog quills.

hands gluing toilet paper roll hedgehog to paper quills

Isn’t this little guy the cutest?

two toilet paper roll hedgehog crafts

Forest Animal Unit Ideas

We’ve gathered a few of our favorite ideas to turn this toilet paper roll hedgehog craft into a fun forest animal unit!

To start off, we’ve got some educational printables that fit perfectly. Try out these forest animal emergent reader books.

Just print them out, let the kids color them in and work on learning to read.

toilet paper roll hedgehog craft

These forest animal I spy printables are also great for kids to learn. Work on counting, visual recognition and handwriting!

Talk about forest animals and their habitat with these forest animal worksheets. If your kids love coloring add in these forest animal coloring pages too.

hand holding toilet paper roll hedgehog craft

Don’t forget about how much kids can learn through crafting! Skills like hand-eye coordination, following directions, cutting, and more! Here are a few more great forest animal crafts to add in:

After that, try a simple forest animal sensory bin, like this one. It’s perfect for open-ended playtime and for kids to get some energy out.

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Hedgehog Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This toilet paper roll hedgehog craft is a fun and easy woodland animal craft for preschool and kindergarten kids.

Materials

  • Toilet paper roll or cardboard tube
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Tape (optional)
  • Black marker
  • Hedgehog template (download form located at the end of this post)

Instructions

  1. Download the hedgehog template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. 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.
  3. Place the arms on either side of the hedgehog body and glue in place.
  4. Use the black marker to draw on the hedgehog's nose just above the mouth.
  5. Glue on the template eyes or use googly eyes.
  6. 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.
  7. Flatten the cardboard tube a bit, then add glue to the backside of the hedgehog and glue to the hedgehog quills.

Free Hedgehog Craft Template

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