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Paper Plate Hedgehog Craft

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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 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

collage of paper plate hedgehog craft images with the words hedgehog craft in the middle

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 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!

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

Start off the unit with some fun fall themed books from the library! They might enjoy one of the following books:

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.

Another simple idea is this DIY pumpkin scented sensory bin. Adding the pumpkin scent really brings fall full force into the activity and adds another sensory aspect!

dark brown and light brown paper plate hedgehog crafts

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 themed printables are another great idea. They help kids with recognizing shapes, colors, patterns, and counting.

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:

light brown paper plate hedgehog craft at an angle

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.

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