Skip to Content

Paper Plate Hedgehog Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Looking for a cute fall animal project for the kids to make? This paper plate hedgehog craft is perfect!

It’s a bit of a spin on the traditional paper plate crafts for kids and the kids will love it.

Create your own version of this with our free printable template and make it with preschool, kindergarten, and elementary-aged children.

We’re sharing step-by-step directions and an easy-to-follow video tutorial so you’ll be set to make this with your kids or students!

Easy Hedgehog Craft Idea

kids' hedgehog craft image collage with the words paper plate hedgehog

Supplies

  • Paper plates
  • Brown paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Colored paper (in tan/light brown, pink, white and black)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Hedgehog template (download form located at the end of this post)

Related: Handprint Hedgehog Craft

Directions

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

hands holding hedgehog template

Paint a paper plate in a thin coat of brown paint and let dry completely. Once the paper plate is dry, place the quill outline on the paper plate, trace and cut it out.

hands painting white paper plate brown
hands tracing quill template onto paper plate

Place the paper plate quill on top of the hedgehog body, like in the picture. Glue in place.

Position the eye just above and to the right of the hedgehog’s smile and glue it down. Glue the pink cheek below the eye.

hands gluing eye onto paper plate hedgehog
hands gluing pink cheek onto paper plate hedgehog

Glue the little black nose to the tip of the hedgehog face.

hands gluing black nose onto paper plate hedgehog

Now sit back and admire your cute little hedgehog!

Do you want to keep your kids entertained all year long with fun animal crafts? We’ve got you covered! Our animal craft book has 52 weeks of unique & adorable animal crafts for kids. Watch your child’s creativity blossom as they improve fine motor skills!

Preschool Fall Unit

Want to turn this cute craft into a week long preschool fall unit study? We’ve got some ideas you’ll love that will help your child learn and have fun.

dark brown paper plate hedgehog craft at an angle

Monday

When it comes to bedtime stories, parents often have fond memories of being read to as children. But beyond providing a warm and cozy way to end the day, there are many good reasons to read aloud to young children.

Reading aloud helps to build language skills, promote early literacy, and improve listening comprehension. In addition, reading aloud can foster a love of books and provide children with valuable life lessons!

Below are some of the top fall-themed books for kids.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Leaf: The mischievous old lady swallowed a handful of leaves! Her tummy started to rumble. So she swallowed some more items. Then even more. But as her stomach grew full, the leaves began to poke out through her mouth… when suddenly – poofffff! – it turned into a scarecrow!

Pete The Cat Falling For Autumn: Pete is not a fan of fall. But he decides to do some detective work and finds out that there are lots of things about this season he loves, like corn mazes, hayrides, wearing scarves, and apple picking! This story helps kids learn that even though they might not love every season of the year, there are still good parts to each one.

We’re Going On A Leaf Hunt: The seasons are changing, the days getting are shorter, and children everywhere are starting to make plans for their favorite outdoor adventures – and what could be more fun than a Leaf Hunt?!

dark brown and light brown paper plate hedgehog crafts

Tuesday

Dive into some easy fall sensory fun! Try out this glittery fall sensory bottle. It’s mesmerizing and also works well to help kids calm down and refocus.

Fall is a great time to explore playdough! This fall playdough kit is a fun way for kids to explore all of the different textures and smells of fall. Plus, it’s a great way to keep little hands busy on a cool day.

Wednesday

Bring hands-on learning into fall with these fall pattern block mats. They’re a fun way to have kids work on fine motor skills, learn shapes, patterns, and more!

These fall printables for preschool are another great option. They help kids with recognizing shapes, colors, patterns, and counting. And they’re so adorable too!

light brown paper plate hedgehog craft at an angle

Thursday

Make Thursday a day to make cute fall snacks in the kitchen! Check out these easy fall snacks the kids can help you make at home. There are owls, ghosts, monsters, turkeys, and more!

Friday

End the week with fun fall craft ideas! We’ve got loads of easy activities. Here are a few of our favorites:

Handprint Fall Tree Craft – This no-paint fall tree craft is the perfect keepsake for your little ones! It’s so easy, and you probably have all the supplies you need already. This fall craft is not only cute, but it’s also a priceless keepsake that you’ll treasure for years to come.

fall kids crafts image collage

Fox Craft For Kids – Woodland creatures are always a hit with kids, and this paper fox craft is no exception! Not only is it super cute, but it’s also a great way to help support fine motor skills.

Raccoon Paper Bag Puppet Craft – Kids love pretend play, and what could be more fun than a paper bag puppet craft? This simple project is perfect for raccoon lovers of all ages.

Owl Headband Craft – This fun owl craft is perfect for kids to make! They’ll love wearing it around the house or outside, and it’s a great way to spark their creativity.

Share With Us

Did you make this hedgehog craft with your kids or students? We’d love to see how they look!

Take a quick picture and post it on our Facebook page wall or join our private Facebook group and show us in there.

Fall Ideas For Kids

dark brown paper plate hedgehog craft at an angle

Paper Plate Hedgehog Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 6 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this simple and cute paper plate hedgehog craft for fall!

Materials

  • Paper plates
  • Brown paint
  • Paint brush
  • Pencil
  • Colored paper (in tan/light brown, pink, white and black)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Hedgehog template (download form located at the end of this post)

Instructions

  1. Download the hedgehog template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Paint a paper plate in a thin coat of brown paint and let dry completely. Once the paper plate is dry, place the quill outline on the paper plate, trace and cut it out.
  3. Place the paper plate quill on top of the hedgehog body, like in the picture. Glue in place.
  4. Position the eye just above and to the right of the hedgehog’s smile and glue down. Glue the pink cheek below the eye.
  5. Glue the little black nose to the tip of the hedgehog face.

Did you make this craft?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

Free Hedgehog Template

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

RE

Monday 8th of August 2022

I love to do these crafts with my grandkids.

Sam

Monday 8th of August 2022

I'm so glad to hear that! Grandparents are the best!

Justine

Monday 8th of August 2022

Yes please

Sam

Monday 8th of August 2022

If you're looking for the template, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you 🙂

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to Instructions