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30 Easy Hedgehog Crafts for Kids

Here are 30 Easy Hedgehog Crafts for Kids.
The following hedgehog arts and crafts projects cover everything from printable crafts, pinecones, chestnuts, leaves, paper, or nutshell crafts.
I hope you find a suitable hedgehog project for your needs.

Let’s dive right in.

easy hedgehog craft for preschoolers

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Fun Hedgehog Facts for Kids

Hedgehogs are cute little creatures, here are 7 Fun Hedgehog Facts for Kids:

  1. Hedgehogs are nocturnal
  2. They can hibernate
  3. Hedgehogs are lactose intolerant
  4. They weren’t always called hedgehogs
  5. Their long snout is useful
  6. There are 15 species of hedgehogs
  7. Hedgehogs have over 5000 spikes

Let’s start off with the fact that hedgehogs are nocturnal. That means they sleep during the day and come out at night.
Animals that hibernate hole themselves up and stay in a dormant state for winter. I found it interesting that hedgehogs have the ability to hibernate but not all of them do.

Were you aware that hedgehogs are lactose intolerant? You should never leave milk out for them to drink. Water is just fine with them.

The hedgehog was not always their name. Before they were called Urchins which led to the naming of Sea Urchins.
They use their long snout to hunt. It is ahead of their mouths which makes it easier to forage for their staple diet of insects, worms, caterpillars, and berries.

There is not only one species of hedgehog. There are actually 15 different ones out there. They all have between 5000-7000 spikes on their back. These can be raised and lowered to respond to threats. Each spine lasts about one year before dropping out and being replaced.

Did you enjoy these facts about hedgehogs and like to read more? You can find these and more hedgehog information here.

Hedgehog Books for Kids

We love to round up our arts and crafts activities with matching fun facts and stories to read. Here are some cute hedgehog books I found for you:

Packed with beautiful and engaging photos, kids will learn all about these adorable animals–their fascinating features, behavior, and habitat. This reader is carefully leveled for an early independent reading or read-aloud experience, perfect to encourage the scientists and explorers of tomorrow!

Hello, Hedgehog! What are you up to today? Explore with this little hedgehog through this book with peek-a-boo holes and sweet illustrations.

Young animal lovers will enjoy following Hedgehog and her little hoglets through towns and gardens, parks, and woodland, as they sniff-sniff-sniff for food.

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Fun Hedgehog Crafts for Kids

After all these interesting facts and amazing books to discover it is time for our hedgehog craft ideas.

30 Simple Hedgehog Crafts for Kids

Are you looking for a fun autumn craft for your children? Then try one of our 30 Best Hedgehog Craft Ideas for Kids.

As you can learn above hedgehogs are not only super cute but certainly interesting creatures.

Here you will 25 fun hedgehog projects for toddlers, preschoolers, and older kids. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

Happy Crafting!

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If you are a visual learner, you might enjoy this easy hedgehog paper craft for kids. Enjoy!

Now I would like to hear from you! Did you try any of these cute hedgehog arts and crafts?
Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.
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