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Pinecone Hedgehogs Craft


When I tell you that we've been on a craft kick this week I wasn't joking. We picked up quite a few pinecones this weekend and I was amazed at all the things that you can do with pinecones. All the animals that you can make. Pinecones comes in lot of different shapes and sizes, and with the holidays fast approaching, they can even make great decorations to pass out to the neighbors from the little ones. This week though we decided to stick with pinecone animals, and Madison and I decided to make another very simple craft that even the littlest ones can do. We decided to make pinecone hedgehogs, and while at it to make it a learning experience once again. When you do crafts with the kids don't just make it about doing the craft, incorporate learning into play so that they learn while having fun.


Did you know that Hedgehogs are not related to porcupines? While porcupines are related to rodents, hedgehogs are insectivores, meaning that they eat only or mainly insects. They are also nocturnal meaning that they are up during the night and when threatened they will curl into a ball and show those prickly spines. It's the way they deter predators. Now with pinecones also being prickly it was a great way to show her what prickly means as well. Now I mentioned these are super easy to do so without further ado, lets get into it.

Here is what you'll need:


Materials:

Pinecones
Felt
Googly Eyes
Pompoms
Scissors
Glue



Instructions:

Step 1: Cut felt out in a triangle shape but more of a rounded triangle.

Step 2: Add googly eyes to the felt

Step 3: Add the pom pom representing the nose.

Step 4: Attach the felt with eyes and pom poms to the pointy end of the pine cone.

Step 5: Lay your hedgehog flat on the ground instead of standing up.

Super easy isn't it?




Remember when you're doing crafts with your little ones to make it a learning experience and one they'll never forget.

Let's discuss: What ways do you incorporate learning into your little one's daily activities?


Annmarie John
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  1. I'm not sure which I love more between these and the hedgehogs. I am really loving these and they are super easy!

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  2. That is a cute idea! We literally have hundreds of pinecones in our yard.

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  3. Aw, these are too cute. The girls will have so much fun doing this.

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  4. I wonder if there are pinecones up at the park. I'm going to check. These crafts are easy enough that my grandbaby can join in, and cute enough that my older kids will want to (join in).

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  5. Those are so cute! Pinecones are perfect to use for fall crafts.

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  6. These are so cute! We have a ton of pine cones in our yard. They would be perfect for this craft.

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  7. Those are totally adorable! I used to do crafts like this with my kids all the time when they were little. They're so much fun!

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  8. Those are super cute! I don't think I have any pine cones outside anywhere near me, but I DID see some at Michael's...

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  9. Aww these little hedgehogs are adorable. Hedgehogs are seriously some of the cutest animals! This is so creative!

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  10. Shut the front door, those are so cute! We have a hedgehog that lives near my husband's office!

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  11. OH wow those are super cute. I love how they came out. Great activity with the kids.

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  12. This is really cute. This crafts are perfect bonding for my girls. Such a creative idea.

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  13. These are so stinkin cute. My kids would love them.

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  14. Those are so cute. We have a ton of pinecones in our yard now! Amber N

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  15. This would be an excellent craft to utilize what is in your environment. My kiddos would enjoy something like that.

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  16. This is such an adorable craft. I love that it incorporates natural elements and allows kids to use their imagination.

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