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27 Cute Hedgehog Crafts for Kids

Children may find the spikes of a hedgehog scary, but these crafts will prove that these critters are quite harmless.

Hedgehogs are spiny animals that curl up into a ball to protect themselves. They may look similar to porcupines, but their quills aren’t barbed, so they’re great pets for kids!

I’ve compiled a list of hedgehog crafts kids can easily make, including crafts using handy handprints, drawings, paper crafts, and even crafts using nontraditional materials.

15 Cool Hedgehog Art and Paper Crafts

1. Handprint Hedgehog Craft

Who can make it: Toddlers

Time to trace your kid’s hands! Fun Activities for Kids shows kids how to make this easy handprint hedgehog craft with cardstock, scissors, glue, googly eyes, and the free template.

Scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your email to access the template.

2. Very Hands On Handprint Hedgehog Craft

Photo credit: Rainy Day Mum

Who can make it: Toddlers

How about a hedgehog made out of hands? Don’t worry kids! It’s not as creepy as it sounds. Rainy Day Mum shows kids how to make this cute’n handy hedgehog using paper, a pencil, glue, scissors, a googly eye, and your little one’s hands.

3. “H is for Hedgehog” Handprint Painting

Photo credit: Parenting Patch

Who can make it: Toddlers

Let your kids get a bit messy with this hedgehog art craft by Parenting Patch. All your kids will need is paint, paper, a paper plate, cotton balls, and a cotton swab or paintbrush.

Also, have some baby wipes ready to wipe the paint off your kid’s hands afterwards!

4. Chalk Art Hedgehog

Photo credit: Glued to My Crafts

Who can make it: Toddlers

Chalk provides a cool look when used to draw fur, and Glued to My Crafts shows kids how to make a simple chalk art hedgehog.

Other materials kids need are the cute hedgehog head template provided, glue or tape, cardstock, construction paper, and a brown crayon.

Oh and be sure to have some baby wipes handy to wipe the chalk residue off!

5. Fork Painted Hedgehog

Photo credit: Our Kid Things

Who can make it: Toddlers

Give your toddler a plastic fork and some paint and watch them go to town with this fork painting hedgehog by Our Kid Things. Additional materials include cardstock and a black marker.

6. Hedgehog Hat

Photo credit: The Craft Train

Who can make it: Toddlers

A sleeping hedgehog on your kid’s head is so cute! Kids can easily make this hat by The Craft Train with crayons, scissors, glue or a stapler, and the hedgehog template.

To access the template, just scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your name and email.

7. Colorful Spiky Hedgehog Papercraft

Who can make it: Toddlers

How about a simple, colorful, and spiky hedgehog craft by KROKOTAK? With just various colored paper, glue, scissors, and a pencil, kids can make a colorful paper hedgehog of their own.

8. Valentine’s Hedgehog Craft

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Who can make it: Toddlers

A Happy Valentine’s Day from this happy hedgehog by! Kids can do this easy-to-make hedgehog craft by using cardstock, construction paper, scissors, glue, cardboard, a googly eye, markers, a pencil, and a pom pom.

9. Toilet Paper Roll Hedgehog Craft

Photo credit: DLTK’s Crafts

Who can make it: Toddlers

Here’s a toilet paper roll hedgehog craft from DLTK’s Crafts that’s so easy, your toddlers can do it! In addition to the empty toilet paper roll, kids will need scissors, glue, paper, and coloring materials (optional).

They even provide templates for the main body (colored or black & white) and the spines (colored or b&w). Easy right?

10. Cute’n Pointy Hedgehog Papercraft

Who can make it: Preschoolers

How about a really easy-to-do hedgehog papercraft? Easy, Peasy, and Fun shows kids how to make a cute hedgehog using scissors, cardstock or construction paper, glue, round objects (for tracing), a pencil, and a black marker. These can double as finger puppets, too!

11. Paper Plate Hedgehog Craft

Who can make it: Preschoolers

Do you have leftover paper plates that you don’t know what to do with? Then let your kids craft a hedgehog out of one with help from this video tutorial by Jenny.

Other necessary materials are scissors, a pencil, paint, a paintbrush, and a black marker.

12. Paper Fan Hedgehog Craft

Who can make it: Preschoolers

Here’s a neat 2-or-1 hedgehog craft that doubles as a fan. 123 Easy Paper Crafts DIY shows kids how to make this hedgehog craft using cardstock or construction paper, a pencil, scissors, glue, and a black marker.

13. Hedgehog Bookmarks

Who can make it: Kindergarteners

Let kids test their folding skills with these adorable corner bookmarks from Red Ted Art.

They’ll just need scissors, glue, colored paper, cardstock, and a black pen or marker – that’s it!

14. Hedgehog Book Craft

Who can make it: Kindergarteners or older

Speaking of bookmarks, here’s a unique craft you don’t see often. If you have an old thick paperback book lying around, then let your kids turn it into a hedgehog using this video tutorial from Alison. All they’ll need is glue, scissors, black paper, and a black button.

While younger children may enjoy the end result of this craft, it’s more suitable for older kids.

15. Clothespin Hedgehog

Photo credit: Housing A Forest

For a convenient craft that doesn’t require any materials other than those found in a typical home, Housing A Forest has got the easiest hedgehog made with paper and clothespins.

10 Hedgehog Crafts Using Nontraditional Craft Materials

16. No-Sew Foam and Felt Hedgehog Craft

 No-Sew Foam and Felt Hedgehog Craft
Photo credit: Lia Griffith

Who can make it: Preschoolers

These are adorable and look so much like the real thing! Let kids try their hand at making this hedgehog craft from Lia Griffith. They’ll need felt, foam eggs, toothpicks, glue, beads, and the free template at the bottom of the page (just enter your email to download it).

17. Pom Pom Hedgehog

Who can make it: Kindergarteners

Kids can make their own big pom poms with this cool pom pom hedgehog by CRAFTMANIA. To make this, kids will need yarn, scissors, a glue gun, and safety (doll) eyes.

18. Straw Hedgehog Craft

Who can make it: Kindergarteners

Here’s a really cool and spiney hedgehog craft using straws by Family Time 4 Fun. Other than straws, kids will need Googly eyes, scissors, glue or a glue gun, a black marker, and cardstock.

19. Potato Hedgehog Craft

Who can make it: Toddlers and Preschoolers

Potatoes aren’t just good for you, kids! They’re also good crafting materials. For an even more unique craft, Vithiya uses a potato and toothpicks to make a hedgehog. Additional materials are glue, googly eyes, felt (for the ears), and a black marker.

I strongly recommend an adult supervise young children while making this hedgehog craft as toothpicks can be quite sharp.

Don’t prick yourself with this one, folks!

20. Clay and Pasta Hedgehog Craft

Who can make it: Kindergarteners

Here’s a hedgehog craft that uses uncooked pasta! This craft also requires clay, so get ready to enhance your molding skills, kids.

Afterwards, let the kids help you cook the remaining pasta for a fun and quick dinner!

21. Pinecone Hedgehog Craft

Who can make it: Preschoolers

Get ready to forage for some pinecones, kids! The aptly named Fluffy Hedgehog shows kids how to make these lovely pinecone hedgehogs with additional materials such as an egg carton, scissors, paint, a paintbrush, a glue gun, and a black marker.

22. Leaf Hedgehog Painting

Who can make it: Toddlers and Preschoolers

Gather up some leaves for this next hedgehog craft! MyLittleTomato shows kids how to make this cool textured painting by using leaves, glue, a pencil, paint, a paintbrush, and a canvas.

23. Hedgehog Craft with Fall Leaves

Photo credit: Woo Jr.

If you are blessed with the changing of seasons (I love the color of autumn foliage), Woo Jr. has a hedgehog craft that will take full advantage of the autumn.

Transfer the beauty of the bright fall leaves by following their guide.

24. Easy Nature Hedgehog Craft

Photo credit: Arty Crafty Kids

Who can make it: Preschoolers

There are a lot of things in nature kids can use to make a hedgehog craft! Arty Crafty Kids shows kids how they can use pumpkin seeds, sycamore helicopter seeds, and peanuts to make a cute hedgehog.

Other materials include a pencil, scissors, a googly eye, a pom pom, and cardstock. While they do use paper for the leaves, you can always use actual leaves, too.

25. Hedgehog Rice Crispies (Edible Craft)

Photo credit: Sprinkle Bakes

Not only are we using nontraditional materials, but with this delicious creation by Sprinkle Bakes, we are making an edible craft, which will mix up any monotonous afternoon activity.

Rice crispies are like the play-doh of baking, able to mold it according to the shape of the figure—in this case, a chocolate-covered hedgehog.

Bonus Sonic the Hedgehog Crafts

26. Sonic the Hedgehog Sensory Jar

Photo credit: Mommy Snippets

Who can make it: Preschoolers

Sensory crafts are unique in that the difficulty level lies in which of the five senses you want to target. Mommy Snippets makes a simple Sonic the Hedgehog-themed sensory jar that helps create a calming effect for kids.

The materials needed are glitter glue, a mason jar, a glue gun, faux fur, a black marker, and scissors.

27. Sonic the Hedgehog Hat

Photo credit: Raising Whasians

Who can make it: Preschoolers

Kids can become Sonic the Hedgehog with this awesome headpiece from Raising Whasians. To make this, kids will need craft foam, cardstock, a ruler, a pencil, a glue gun, scissors, and the free templates.

Spiney Hedgehog Crafts for the Sharpest Kids

Bring home adorable little hedgehogs without the prickly spines with these cute hedgehog crafts kids can do right at home!

When you’ve finished with these crafts, make more by checking out the following lists: