I've been wanting to have a go at this Nature Make for a while as its so easy. After a few process art activities, I thought it would be good to share a more structured craft.
All you need to do for this one is get some small balls of clay (regular or air dry), pinch to make a little snout shape and then push in twigs for the spikes. You ca also use a twig to make little holes for the eyes. We decides to paint our hedgehogs once the clay was dry but they would look just as lovely without this step.
Although this was quite a quick activity, Ava loved making her hedgehog and has become quite attached to the mummy and baby that we made. She has been chatting to them, bringing them leaves to eat and trying to take their spikes out so they can go to sleep!
I extended this activity by painting a starry night backdrop for the hedgehogs to try and develop some understanding of nocturnal animals but this was a little lost on a two year old!
PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHEN PICKING AND HANDLING UNKNOWN NATURAL MATERIALS. SUPERVISE CHILDREN TO ENSURE NOTHING IS EATEN AND WASH YOUR HANDS WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED.
Kids of all ages will love this one so do have a go and remember to share your hedgehog creations over on Instagram using #NatureMakesMondays.